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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.


Synonymsoutstanding


Similarimportant, of import


Antonymsunimportant

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


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


Similarextraordinary


Antonymsordinary

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


Similargood


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsbad

5. great uppercase


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


Synonymscapital, majuscule


Similaruppercase


Antonymslowercase

6. great in an advanced stage of pregnancy


SamplesWas big with child.
Was great with child.


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


Similarpregnant


Antonymsnonpregnant


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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