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or life-sized

[lahyf-sahyz] /ˈlaɪfˈsaɪz/
of the natural size of an object, person, etc., in life; of the actual size of a living original:
a life-size statue.
Origin of life-size
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It was of a full-length portrait of Alice, life-size, by Grant.

    Tony Butler Charles James Lever
  • The background of the picture was a distant landscape, and all the objects were life-size.

    Eric Mrs. S. B. C. Samuels
  • I have now a life-size steel-engraving of him that I secured when a girl.

    Lee and Longstreet at High Tide Helen D. Longstreet
  • Most people see the image in the crystal, but believe they see it life-size.

  • The life-size card of Kedzie was made with a prop to hold it up.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for life-size


representing actual size
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for life-size

1820, from life (n.) + size (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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