Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Being of the same size as an original: a life-size statue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of any representation, especially pictures, statues: The same size as the real thing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of full size; of the natural size; of the same size as an original.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the same size as the (living) object portrayed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being of the same size as an original
  • adj. being of the same size as an original

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Examples

  • Natalie Barr makes Sunrise 'virgin' on-air TV gaffe about life sized Barbie doll SUNRISE newsreader Natalie Barr made an on-air TV gaffe today when she referred to a life-size version of Barbie as a "virgin" instead.

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  • The worn but spit-shined sanctuary is silent this weekday morning and the life-size statues of La Virgen de Guadalupe and St. Jude, aglow in shadowy candlelight, gaze benevolently out of their gaudy, flower-bedecked encasements.

    American Grace

  • A life-size statue of Jesus embracing several children still welcomes visitors.

    Kill the Irishman

  • Respect in the form of life-size playing board winding down Lombard Street and one hyperrealistic cake.

    San Francisco Plays Candyland

  • The middle set was open, held ajar by potted plants and a crude, life-size wood carving of the Virgin Mary, her neck draped with beads.

    Darkness Becomes Her

  • Maybe a little too inside, but once we saw the actual life-size War Horse puppet, first outside the Lincoln Center theater and then on the Beacon stage, with Harris astride, we were suitably impressed.

    Critic's Notebook: Tonys and Tragedy on Sunday Night

  • They burned him in effigy, and lampooned him on the floor of the legislature with a blackface life-size doll, calling him judge “J. Smelly Wrong.”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Judge Thomas Porteous Impeached by U.S. House of Representatives,”

  • She passes the time cleaning and decorating the glass case in which the life-size Santa Muerte figure stands, just outside her vecindad.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • Joe Rush's X-Ray Ted mosquito honours the city as the first to use x-rays and understand malaria, Aragorn Horner's contraption recalls Victorian fears of train travel, and 22 life-size renditions of scouse heroes may tickle your fancy – particularly if Ken Dodd's feather duster is let loose.

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  • Palin joined a half-dozen declared Republican presidential candidates who visited the fair Friday to speak at a local newspaper's stage, make a traditional visit to a life-size sculpted butter cow and eat fried Oreo cookies or meats on a stick.

    Sarah Palin stokes 2012 speculation with Iowa appearance

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