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English adjective: great

1. great relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind

SamplesA great juicy steak.
A great multitude.
The great auk.
A great old oak.
A great ocean liner.
A great delay.

Similarbig, large

Antonymslittle, small

2. great of major significance or importance

SamplesA great work of art.
Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th centurey.


Similarimportant, of import


3. great remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect

SamplesA great crisis.
Had a great stake in the outcome.



4. great very good

SamplesHe did a bully job.
A neat sports car.
Had a great time at the party.
You look simply smashing.

Synonymsbang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad, peachy, slap-up, smashing, swell


Domain usagecolloquialism


5. great uppercase

SamplesCapital A.
Great A.
Many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script.

Synonymscapital, majuscule



6. great in an advanced stage of pregnancy

SamplesWas big with child.
Was great with child.

Synonymsbig, enceinte, expectant, gravid, heavy, large, with child



English noun: great

1. great (person) a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field

SamplesHe is one of the greats of American music.

Broader (hypernym)achiever, succeeder, success, winner

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