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Definitions of great

  1. Large in number; numerous; as, a great company, multitude, series, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Long continued; lengthened in duration; prolonged in time; as, a great while; a great interval. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Endowed with extraordinary powers; uncommonly gifted; able to accomplish vast results; strong; powerful; mighty; noble; as, a great hero, scholar, genius, philosopher, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Holding a chief position; elevated: lofty: eminent; distingushed; foremost; principal; as, great men; the great seal; the great marshal, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Entitled to earnest consideration; weighty; important; as, a great argument, truth, or principle. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Pregnant; big (with young). Webster Dictionary DB
  7. More than ordinary in degree; very considerable in degree; as, to use great caution; to be in great pain. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous; expanded; - opposed to small and little; as, a great house, ship, farm, plain, distance, length. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Superior; admirable; commanding; - applied to thoughts, actions, and feelings. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The whole; the gross; as, a contract to build a ship by the great. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Greatness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Noble, or influential, people; with the. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. The whole; the gross; the lump; people of rank or distinction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Greatly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. marked by active interest and enthusiasm; "an avid sports fan"; "a great walker"; "an eager beaver" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. uppercase; "capital A"; "great A"; "many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. more than usual; "great expectations"; "great worry" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. Large; chief; weighty; eminent; high in rank or position; noble; accomplished; long continued; showing a step of relationship by blood. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. Large: long-continued: superior: distinguished: highly gifted: noble: mighty: sublime: of high rank: chief: proud: weighty: indicating one degree more remote in the direct line of descent, as GREAT-GRANDFATHER, GREAT-GRANDSON. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Large; numerous; chief; important; distinguished. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. Of large size, quantity, number, or duration; big; vast; numerous; prolonged. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Important; mighty; eminent; distinguished; magnanimous; grand. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. More remote by one generation; as, great-grandfather, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Large; of large amount; long-continued; weighty; chief; of vast power and excellence; supreme; vast; wonderful; able; accomplished; distinguished; eminent; dignitied; magnanimous; magnificent; sublime; noble; proud; pregnant; difficult; distant by one more generation, in the ascending or descending line; pre-eminent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for great

  1. You are a great man. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  2. " Before I met my wife, I did see a great deal of Mrs. Masterson. – A Man's Hearth by Eleanor M. Ingram
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