very extensive or encompassing; of great scope: a large-scale business plan.
made to a large scale: a large-scale map.

Origin of large-scale

First recorded in 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for large-scale

Contemporary Examples of large-scale

Historical Examples of large-scale

  • One is a Cuban, who, from your description, seems to be a large-scale crook.

    Plotting in Pirate Seas

    Francis Rolt-Wheeler

  • The prevention of large-scale dislocations of endemic populations?

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

  • Everything was large-scale but modern to the last tick of the clock.

  • To combat the destructive effects of recurrent droughts, a large-scale program of irrigation was undertaken by the government.

    Area Handbook for Romania

    Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

  • Everything fitted in with my mental picture of the large-scale map.

British Dictionary definitions for large-scale



wide-ranging or extensive
(of maps and models) constructed or drawn to a big scale
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