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The Definition of - great (noun)

    adjective, greater, greatest.
    unusually or comparatively large in size or dimensions:
    A great fire destroyed nearly half the city.
    large in number; numerous:
    Great hordes of tourists descend on Europe each summer.
    unusual or considerable in degree, power, intensity, etc.:
    great pain.
    wonderful; first-rate; very good:
    We had a great time. That's great!
    being such in an extreme or notable degree:
    great friends; a great talker.
    notable; remarkable; exceptionally outstanding:
    a great occasion.
    important; highly significant or consequential:
    the great issues in American history.
    distinguished; famous:
    a great inventor.
    of noble or lofty character:
    great thoughts.
    chief or principal:
    the great hall; his greatest novel.
    of high rank, official position, or social standing:
    a great noble.
    much in use or favor:
    “Humor” was a great word with the old physiologists.
    of extraordinary powers; having unusual merit; very admirable:
    a great statesman.
    of considerable duration or length:
    We waited a great while for the train.
    1. enthusiastic about some specified activity (usually followed by at, for, or on):
      He's great on reading poetry aloud.
    2. skillful; expert (usually followed by at or on):
      He's great at golf.
    being of one generation more remote from the family relative specified (used in combination):
    a great-grandson.
    Informal. very well:
    Things have been going great for him.
    noun, plural greats (especially collectively) great.
    a person who has achieved importance or distinction in a field:
    She is one of the theater's greats.
    great persons, collectively:
    England's literary great.
    (often initial capital letter) greats, (used with a singular verb). Also called great go. British Informal.
    1. the final examination for the bachelor's degree in the classics and mathematics, or Literae Humaniores, especially at Oxford University and usually for honors.
    2. the course of study.
    3. the subject studied.
    (used to express acceptance, appreciation, approval, admiration, etc.).
    (used ironically or facetiously to express disappointment, annoyance, distress, etc.):
    Great! We just missed the last train home.
    great with child, being in the late stages of pregnancy.

Word Example of - great

    Example Sentences for great

    But, with a movement of great swiftness, Garson got in front of her, and barred her going.

    Great stories of Sara's marvelous temper had gone about the camp.

    Returning to the mountain, the fairies, in a band, went with him to the great rock.

    Five hundred workmen were polishing off their plates in the great room.

    And if they are asked why, they answer: ‘There are three great evils in our district!’

    "The world lost a great lyric soloist in you, Jack," commented Jim.

    For a moment he saw the little island with a great cloud above it.

    Jim nodded and steadied her against the great warm rush of the wind.

    The distance was too great: were they never going to get to their destination?

    Henderson had ordered that the costumes be kept a great secret.

Word Origin & History of - great

    Word Origin & History of - great

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