Definition of Great

1. Noun. A person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field. "He is one of the greats of American music"

Generic synonyms: Achiever, Succeeder, Success, Winner

2. Adjective. Relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind. "A great delay"
Similar to: Big, Large
Derivative terms: Greatness

3. Adjective. Of major significance or importance. "Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th centurey"
Exact synonyms: Outstanding
Similar to: Important, Of Import
Derivative terms: Greatness

4. Adjective. Remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect. "Had a great stake in the outcome"
Similar to: Extraordinary
Derivative terms: Greatness

5. Adjective. Very good. "You look simply smashing"
Exact synonyms: Bang-up, Bully, Corking, Cracking, Dandy, Groovy, Keen, Neat, Nifty, Not Bad, Peachy, Slap-up, Smashing, Swell
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Good

6. Adjective. Uppercase. "Many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"
Exact synonyms: Capital, Majuscule
Similar to: Uppercase
Derivative terms: Capital

7. Adjective. In an advanced stage of pregnancy. "Was great with child"
Exact synonyms: Big, Enceinte, Expectant, Gravid, Heavy, Large, With Child
Similar to: Pregnant
Derivative terms: Expect, Expect, Gravidity, Gravidness, Largeness

Definition of Great

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

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

Definition of Great

1. Adjective. Very big, large scale. ¹

2. Adjective. Very good. ¹

3. Adjective. Important. ¹

4. Adjective. Title referring to an important leader. ¹

5. Interjection. Expression of gladness and content about something. ¹

6. Interjection. sarcastic inversion thereof. ¹

7. Noun. A person of major significance, accomplishment or acclaim. ¹

8. Adverb. very well (gloss in a very satisfactory manner) ¹

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Definition of Great

1. large [adj GREATER, GREATEST] / a distinguished or outstanding person [n -S] - See also: large

Lexicographical Neighbors of Great

greasy pig disease
greasy spoon
greasy spoons
great (current term)

Literary usage of Great

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Trusts: What Can We Do with Them? What Can They Do for Us? by William Miller Collier (1900)
"It is the day of great things,—great aims and great ambitions, great forces and great mechanisms, great undertakings and great accomplishments, ..."

2. The Book of Washington by Robert Shackleton (1922)
"THE BOOK OF WASHINGTON CHAPTER I THE CITY OF GEORGE THE great HE city of George the ... Familiarly to all Americans come such names as Napoleon the great, ..."

3. The Historical Geography of Detroit by Almon Ernest Parkins (1918)
"Its development, therefore, is associated closely with the geographic conditions and development of the great Central Plain and more especially with the ..."

4. The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Cæsar to the Revolution by David Hume (1848)
"Those great supports of public authority, law and religion, had likewise, by the unbounded compliance of judges and prelates, lost much of their influence ..."

5. The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Cæsar to the Revolution by David Hume (1854)
"Those great supports of public authority, law and religion, had likewise, by the unbounded compliance of judges and prelates, lost much of their influence ..."

6. A History of Civilisation in Ancient India by Romesh Chunder Dutt (1893)
"THE death of Alexander the great marks an epoch in the history of the ancient ... The great political fact of this new epoch is that the whole of Northern ..."

7. The History of Russia from the Earliest Times to 1877 by Alfred Rambaud (1886)
"Map of Territorial Acquisitions of Russia under Peter the great and his Successors. ------ n Ethnographical Map of Russia in the 19th Century, ..."

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