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Great meaning

great - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. very good; " he did a bully job"; " a neat sports car"; " had a great time at the party"; " you look simply smashing"
  2. 2. Large in number; numerous; as, a great company, multitude, series, etc.
  3. 3. Long continued; lengthened in duration; prolonged in time; as, a great while; a great interval.
  4. 4. Endowed with extraordinary powers; uncommonly gifted; able to accomplish vast results; strong; powerful; mighty; noble; as, a great hero, scholar, genius, philosopher, etc.
  5. 5. Holding a chief position; elevated: lofty: eminent; distingushed; foremost; principal; as, great men; the great seal; the great marshal, etc.
  6. 6. Entitled to earnest consideration; weighty; important; as, a great argument, truth, or principle.
  7. 7. Pregnant; big ( with young).
  8. 8. More than ordinary in degree; very considerable in degree; as, to use great caution; to be in great pain.
  9. 9. The whole; the gross; as, a contract to build a ship by the great.
  10. 10. Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous; expanded; - opposed to small and little; as, a great house, ship, farm, plain, distance, length.
  11. 11. Superior; admirable; commanding; - applied to thoughts, actions, and feelings.
  12. 12. Older, younger, or more remote, by single generation; - often used before grand to indicate one degree more remote in the direct line of descent; as, great- grandfather ( a grandfather's or a grandmother's father), great- grandson, etc.
  13. 13. Large; numerous; chief; important; distinguished.

great - examples of usage

  1. The great pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years.
  2. You have taken a great liberty! - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  3. The great world would be before them. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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