Definition of life-size in English:


(also life-sized)


  • Of the same size as the person or thing represented.

    ‘a life-size model of a discus-thrower’
    • ‘About 125 years later, the town erected an enormous, life-sized model of the squid, so that all who look upon it might be awestruck.’
    • ‘It is a life-sized statue of the Pharaoh in the customary royal striding position, wearing the royal head-cloth nemes and holding a mace in one hand.’
    • ‘Visitors can sit and pray in a makeshift chapel that features a life-sized statue of Mother Teresa sitting in the ground in a corner, hunched over in prayer.’
    • ‘In the latest transformation of the heart of urban Manchester the three life-sized models have been placed in the square to promote next year's Cow Parade.’
    • ‘These days it's home to a wine museum, but don't be surprised if you come across the odd life-sized model of a suitably forlorn prisoner languishing in a corner.’
    • ‘He works with cardboard and glazed paper, making ever more elaborate, often life-sized models of rooms or landscapes.’
    • ‘After the double coffin they made more life-sized models of themselves, this time fast-forwarded to the end of their lives.’
    • ‘Also, standing beside the life-sized model of Angus, my ampleness paled into insignificance.’
    • ‘In a park facing the river is the life-sized statue of a cloaked man gesticulating above a reclining female beauty.’
    • ‘Looking around at the exotica, he notices a very life-like, life-sized bronze statue of a rat.’
    • ‘The arcade nearest the land is pretty bad and has really scary life-sized clown statues doing circus tricks in the ceiling.’
    • ‘There was however a bronze life-sized statue of Mother that now stood outside the chapel.’
    • ‘Once in a while a student may tip a pot of paint over the head of the life-sized copper statue of the dog by George IV Bridge.’
    • ‘A youngster stands next to a life-sized statue of Pele at a museum in Rio de Janeiro last week.’
    • ‘It emerged this week that funds for a life-size statue of the town's most famous son and his comedy partner to be built in the town centre have topped the half way mark.’
    • ‘To create one of the large life-size animal statues, he needs about 100 kilograms of the fragrant plants.’
    • ‘They were joined by a life-size chewing gum model made from 2,450 pieces of gum found in a small area of Orchard Street, Preston.’
    • ‘At the far end of the courtyard, there's a life-size statue of Juliet.’
    • ‘When Bobby died in 1872 he was buried in the kirkyard beside his master and a life-size bronze statue was commissioned.’
    • ‘In 1996 he revealed his laid-back attitude to his work after vandals smashed up a life-size model of a plane.’