English adjective: special
|1.||special unique or specific to a person or thing or category|
|Samples||The particular demands of the job.|
Has a particular preference for Chinese art.
A peculiar bond of sympathy between them.
An expression peculiar to Canadians.
Rights peculiar to the rich.
The special features of a computer.
My own special chair.
|2.||special for a special service or occasion|
|Samples||A special correspondent.|
A special adviser to the committee.
Had to get special permission for the event.
|3.||special surpassing what is common or usual or expected|
|Samples||He paid especial attention to her.|
A matter of particular and unusual importance.
A special occasion.
A special reason to confide in her.
What's so special about the year 2000?.
|Synonyms||especial, exceptional, particular|
|4.||special adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose|
|Samples||A special kind of paint.|
A special medication for arthritis.
|5.||special having a specific function or scope|
|Samples||A special (or specific) role in the mission.|
|6.||special first and most important|
|Samples||His special interest is music.|
She gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work.
|7.||special added to a regular schedule|
|Samples||A special holiday flight.|
Put on special buses for the big game.
English noun: special
|1.||special (communication) a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising|
|Samples||They are having a special on pork chops.|
|Broader (hypernym)||offer, offering|
|2.||special (food) a dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant|
|3.||special (communication) a television production that features a particular person or work or topic|
|Samples||The last of a series of BBC specials on Iran is being shown tonight.|
|Broader (hypernym)||television program, television show, TV program, TV show|