- The definition of larger than life is someone or something that is so special, famous, well known or important that it takes on an image of being greater than others of is kind.
An example of larger than life is an extremely famous band like the Beatles.
larger-than-life definition by Webster's New World
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greater, grander, etc. than most others of its kind
larger-than-life definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Very impressive or imposing: “This is a person of surpassing integrity; a man of the utmost sincerity; somewhat larger than life” (Joyce Carol Oates).