大 means 'big'

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Strokes : 3    Radical number: 37    Frequency: 4   JLPT: N5    Ring: 2    Set: 1    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 1    Beginner lesson: 1   Begins 1297 words   Used in 1923 words   Used in 16315 names   Component in 588 kanji (274 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ダイ   タイ
   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-
Name    うふ   お   おう   た   たかし   とも   はじめ   ひろ   ひろし   まさ   まさる   もと   わ
See why the "big" radical 大 is in kanji such as (58: sky), (573: husband), and (1825: rush), and learn what to call this radical in its various positions.
⿻   one   man  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 大 is used 119 times, read 3 ways. 3 words use a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 大 is used 1769 times, read 3 ways (with 4 variations). 4 words use a non-standard reading.
ダイ : 871 words FIND ALL
1. post-secondary education institution, incl. university, college, etc.  (see also: 総合大学)
2. former central university of Kyoto (established under the ritsuryo system for the training of government administrators)  (see also: 大学寮, 国学; abbreviation)
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タイ : 430 words FIND ALL
convention; tournament; mass meeting; rally
おおきい : 451 words FIND ALL
very; much; greatly; a lot of
わ: 1 word. FIND ALL
Japanese-style ritual saddle  (see also: 唐鞍)
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だ: 2 words. FIND ALL
vice-minister (Meiji period); undersecretary  (see also: 大輔, 次官)
お: 7 words. FIND ALL
big; large; great  (see also: 小っちゃい; often written with kana only; colloquialism)
た: 3 words. FIND ALL
long sword
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Part of a non-standard reading: 4 words. FIND ALL
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Henshall: 25 (originally: 53)  Joy o' Kanji : 53  Key to Kanji: 705 

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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   one   ひと    ひと-    
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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