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Meaning & Definition of Great in English

English

Great

/gret/

noun

1. A person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field

  • "He is one of the greats of american music"
    synonym:
  • great

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • great

2. Of major significance or importance

  • "A great work of art"
  • "Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th centurey"
    synonym:
  • great
  • ,
  • outstanding

3. Remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect

  • "A great crisis"
  • "Had a great stake in the outcome"
    synonym:
  • great

4. Very good

  • "He did a bully job"
  • "A neat sports car"
  • "Had a great time at the party"
  • "You look simply smashing"
    synonym:
  • bang-up
  • ,
  • bully
  • ,
  • corking
  • ,
  • cracking
  • ,
  • dandy
  • ,
  • great
  • ,
  • groovy
  • ,
  • keen
  • ,
  • neat
  • ,
  • nifty
  • ,
  • not bad(p)
  • ,
  • peachy
  • ,
  • slap-up
  • ,
  • swell
  • ,
  • smashing

5. Uppercase

  • "Capital a"
  • "Great a"
  • "Many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"
    synonym:
  • capital
  • ,
  • great
  • ,
  • majuscule

6. In an advanced stage of pregnancy

  • "Was big with child"
  • "Was great with child"
    synonym:
  • big(p)
  • ,
  • enceinte
  • ,
  • expectant
  • ,
  • gravid
  • ,
  • great(p)
  • ,
  • large(p)
  • ,
  • heavy(p)
  • ,
  • with child(p)

Examples of using

This incident has made a great impact on the progress of the project.
You wrote a splendid text. There is no doubt that you have the heart of a poet and a great talent.
Soy milk is a great substitute for milk.