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Definitions of special

  1. a television production that features a particular person or work or topic; "the last of a series of BBC specials on Iran is being shown tonight" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising; "they are having a special on pork chops" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. A person or thing specially appointed. Special grace, the renewing and sanctifying influences of the Holy Spirit. Special pleading, the allegation of special new matter; pleading to gain a special point. Special verdict, one in which the facts of the case are found by the jury, and the law is submitted to the judges. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. Specially. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. having a specific function or scope; "a special (or specific) role in the mission" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. first and most important; "his special interest is music"; "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. for a special service or occasion; "a special correspondent"; "a special adviser to the committee"; "had to get special permission for the event" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose; "a special kind of paint"; "a special medication for arthritis" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. Of or pertaining to a species; constituting a species or sort. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Appropriate; designed for a particular purpose, occasion, or person; as, a special act of Parliament or of Congress; a special sermon. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. Limited in range; confined to a definite field of action, investigation, or discussion; as, a special dictionary of commercial terms; a special branch of study. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Chief in excellence. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. A particular. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. One appointed for a special service or occasion. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. Pertaining to, or forming, a species or sort; as, the special characteristics of man; designed for a particular purpose; as, a special course of study; different from others; uncommon; particular; as, a special favor. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Of a species or sort: particular: distinctive: uncommon: designed for a particular purpose: confined to a particular subject. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Designating a species; distinctive; particular; specific. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. Singular; unique; particular; specific; diffrential. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Designating a species or sort; particular; peculiar; designed for a particular purpose; extraordinary; for a particular subject; chief in excellence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. Pert. to a species or sort; particular; designed for a particular purpose; confined to some particular department or subject; extraordinary. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for special

  1. He went out into the hall and looked into the doctor's face- he had forgotten that this old fellow knew nothing of his special reason for deadly fear. – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  2. Some of my neighbours, who were special constables, hurried by. – Waiting for Daylight by Henry Major Tomlinson
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