[greɪt] or [ɡret]


(noun.) a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field; 'he is one of the greats of American music'.

(adj.) of major significance or importance; 'a great work of art'; 'Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th centurey' .

(adj.) relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind; 'a great juicy steak'; 'a great multitude'; 'the great auk'; 'a great old oak'; 'a great ocean liner'; 'a great delay' .

(adj.) remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect; 'a great crisis'; 'had a great stake in the outcome' .

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(superl.) Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous; expanded; -- opposed to small and little; as, a great house, ship, farm, plain, distance, length.

(superl.) Large in number; numerous; as, a great company, multitude, series, etc.

(superl.) Long continued; lengthened in duration; prolonged in time; as, a great while; a great interval.

(superl.) Superior; admirable; commanding; -- applied to thoughts, actions, and feelings.

(superl.) Endowed with extraordinary powers; uncommonly gifted; able to accomplish vast results; strong; powerful; mighty; noble; as, a great hero, scholar, genius, philosopher, etc.

(superl.) Holding a chief position; elevated: lofty: eminent; distingushed; foremost; principal; as, great men; the great seal; the great marshal, etc.

(superl.) Entitled to earnest consideration; weighty; important; as, a great argument, truth, or principle.

(superl.) Pregnant; big (with young).

(superl.) More than ordinary in degree; very considerable in degree; as, to use great caution; to be in great pain.

(superl.) 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.

(n.) The whole; the gross; as, a contract to build a ship by the great.

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Synonyms and Synonymous

a. [1]. Large, big, vast, huge, bulky, ample, immense, gigantic, Herculean, Cyclopean, enormous.[2]. Much, excessive, high.[3]. Numerous, countless.[4]. Considerable, important, weighty.[5]. Distinguished, eminent, prominent, exalted, elevated, excellent, noted, illustrious, celebrated, famous, famed, renowned, far-famed.[6]. Grand, august, dignified, noble, majestic, sublime.[7]. Magnanimous, generous, chivalrous, high-minded.[8]. Sumptuous, rich, magnificent.[9]. Hard, difficult, onerous, burdensome, grievous.[10]. Chief, principal.[11]. Superior, pre-eminent.

n. [With The prefixed.] Great persons, persons of rank, people of distinction.

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Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Big, wide, huge, numerous, protracted, excellent, large, immense, bulky,majestic, gigantic, vast, grand, sublime, august, eminent, magnanimous, noble,powerful, exalted, noticeable

ANT:Little, narrow, puny, scanty, few, short, mean, ignoble, weak, unimportant

Typist: Melville


adj. large: long continued: superior: distinguished: highly gifted: noble: mighty: sublime: of high rank: chief: proud arrogant: weighty: difficult: important: pregnant teeming: indicating one degree more remote in the direct line of descent as Great′-grand′father Great′-grand′son.—adj. Great′-bel′lied (Shak.) pregnant.—n. Great′coat an overcoat.—v.t. Great′en (Browning) to make great.—v.i. to become great.—ns. Great′-grand′child the child of a grandchild; Great′-grand′mother the mother of a grand-parent.—adj. Great′-heart′ed having a great or noble heart: high-spirited: noble.—adv. Great′ly.—ns. Great′ness; Great′-prim′er (see Primer); Greats the final examination in the Honours Schools at Oxford &c.; Great′-un′cle usually grand-uncle a grandfather's or grandmother's brother.—Great Dane one of a breed of large close-haired dogs from Denmark a boar-hound; Great Powers the chief countries of Europe—France Germany Russia Great Britain Austro-Hungary; Great schism the division between the Latin and Greek Churches begun in the 9th century and culminating in 1054; Great Sea the Mediterranean; Great unwashed an absurd term sometimes applied to the working classes generally.—Greater Britain the whole colonial empire of Great Britain.—The great people of rank.

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