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English adjective: general

1. general applying to all or most members of a category or group


SamplesThe general public.
General assistance.
A general rule.
In general terms.
Comprehensible to the general reader.


Similarall-purpose, broad, general-purpose, generic, gross, overall, pandemic, universal, unspecific, widespread


See alsocomprehensive, imprecise, indiscriminate, unspecialised, unspecialized


Attributegenerality


Antonymsspecific

2. general not specialized or limited to one class of things


SamplesGeneral studies.
General knowledge.


Similarundiversified


Antonymsdiversified

3. general prevailing among and common to the general public


SamplesThe general discontent.


Similarcommon


Antonymsuncommon

4. general affecting the entire body


SamplesA general anesthetic.
General symptoms.


Similarsystemic


Domain categorymedical specialty, medicine


Antonymslocal

5. general somewhat indefinite


SamplesBearing a general resemblance to the original.
A general description of the merchandise.


Similarimprecise


Antonymsprecise

6. general of worldwide scope or applicability


SamplesAn issue of cosmopolitan import.
The shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time.
Universal experience.


Synonymscosmopolitan, ecumenical, oecumenical, universal, world-wide, worldwide


Similarcomprehensive


Antonymsincomprehensive, noncomprehensive


English noun: general

1. general (person) a general officer of the highest rank


Synonymsfull general


Broader (hypernym)general officer


Narrower (hyponym)Blucher, G. L. von Blucher, Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher, von Blucher


Instance hyponym1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, A. E. Burnside, Agricola, Albrecht Eusebius Wenzel von Wallenstein, Alcibiades, Ambrose Everett Burnside, Andrew Jackson, Anthony, Anthony Wayne, Antigonus, Antigonus Cyclops, Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Antonius, Antony, Archibald Percival Wavell, Arnold, Arthur Wellesley, Baron Clive, Baron Clive of Plassey, Baron Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding, Belisarius, Belshazzar, Benedict Arnold, Bernard Law Montgomery, Billy Mitchell, Black Jack Pershing, Bolivar, Bomber Harris, Bonaparte, Bradley, Bragg, Braxton Bragg, Burgoyne, Burnside, Butcher Cumberland, Caesar, Charles Andre Joseph Marie de Gaulle, Charles Cornwallis, Charles de Gaulle, Chiang Chung-cheng, Chiang Kai-shek, Churchill, Clark, Clausewitz, Clay, Clive, Colin luther Powell, Colin Powell, Comte de Rochambeau, comte de Saxe, Cornwallis, Cromwell, Cumberland, Custer, Dayan, de Gaulle, Demetrius, Demetrius I, Demetrius Poliorcetes, Doolittle, Douglas MacArthur, Dowding, Dowdy, Duc d'Elchingen, Duke of Cumberland, Duke of Marlborough, Duke of Wellington, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Dwight David Eisenhower, Dwight Eisenhower, Eisenhower, El Caudillo, El Libertador, Eugene, Fighting Joe Hooker, First Duke of Marlborough, First Duke of Wellington, First Earl Wavell, First Marquess Cornwallis, Flaminius, Flavius Josephus, Francisco Franco, Franco, Gaius Flaminius, Gaius Julius Caesar, Garibaldi, General Charles de Gaulle, General Custer, General de Gaulle, General Franco, Gentleman Johnny, George Armstrong Custer, George Catlett Marshall, George Edward Pickett, George Gordon Meade, George Marshall, George Washington, Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov, Georgi Zhukov, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, Grant, Groves, Hannibal, Harris, Hasdrubal, Hermann Maurice Saxe, Hindenburg, Hiram Ulysses Grant, Holofernes, Hooker, Houston, Hugh Dowding, Ike, Iron Duke, Ironsides, J. E. Johnston, Jackson, Jackson, James Harold Doolittle, Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Jimmy Doolittle, John Burgoyne, John Churchill, John Joseph Pershing, Johnston, Joseph ben Matthias, Joseph Eggleston Johnston, Joseph Hooker, Joseph Warren Stilwell, Josephus, Julius Caesar, Karl von Clausewitz, Lee, Leslie Richard Groves, Licinius Lucullus, Little Corporal, Lucius Clay, Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix, Lucius DuBignon Clay, Lucius Licinius Lucullus, Lucius Licinius Luculus, Lucullus, Luculus, Lysander, Lysimachus, MacArthur, Mad Anthony Wayne, Marcus Antonius, Mark Anthony, Mark Antony, Mark Clark, Mark Wayne Clark, Marshal Saxe, Marshall, Meade, Michel Ney, Miltiades, Mitchell, Monophthalmos, Montgomery, Moshe Dayan, Napoleon, Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon I, Ney, Old Hickory, Oliver Cromwell, Omar Bradley, Omar Nelson Bradley, Paul Ludwig von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg, Paul von Hindenburg, Pershing, Pickett, Pompey, Pompey the Great, Powell, President Eisenhower, President Grant, President Washington, Prince Eugene of Savoy, Publius Cornelius Scipio, Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Major, Robert Clive, Robert E. Lee, Robert Edward Lee, Rochambeau, Sam Houston, Samuel Houston, Santa Ana, Santa Anna, Saxe, Scipio, Scipio Africanus, Scipio Africanus Major, Scipio the Elder, Scott, Seleucus, Seleucus I, Seleucus I Nicator, Sherman, Simon Bolivar, Sir Arthur Travers Harris, Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Siraj-ud-daula, Stilwell, Stonewall Jackson, Sulla, Thomas J. Jackson, Thomas Jackson, Thomas Jonathan Jackson, Ulysses Grant, Ulysses S. Grant, Ulysses Simpson Grant, Uncle Joe, Vinegar Joe Stilwell, Wallenstein, Washington, Wavell, Wayne, Wellington, William Augustus, William Mitchell, William Tecumseh Sherman, Winfield Scott, Xenophon, Zhukov


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

2. general (person) the head of a religious order or congregation


Synonymssuperior general


Broader (hypernym)chief, head, top dog

3. general (cognition) a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular)


SamplesHe discussed the general but neglected the particular.


Broader (hypernym)fact


Antonymsparticular, specific


English verb: general

1. general (communication) command as a general


SamplesWe are generaled by an incompetent!.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)command









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