Character 5
Hyphenation great
Pronunciations /ɡɹeɪt/

Definitions and meanings of "Great"

What do we mean by great?

Very large in size, extent, or intensity. adjective

Of a larger size than other, similar forms. adjective

Large in quantity or number: synonym: large. adjective

Extensive in time or distance. adjective

Remarkable or outstanding in magnitude, degree, or extent. adjective

Of outstanding significance or importance. adjective

Chief or principal. adjective

Superior in quality or character; noble. adjective

Powerful; influential. adjective

Eminent; distinguished. adjective

Very good; first-rate. adjective

Very skillful. adjective

Enthusiastic. adjective

Being one generation removed from the relative specified. Often used in combination. adjective

Pregnant. adjective

One that is great. noun

A person of major significance, accomplishment or acclaim.

The main division in a pipe organ, usually the loudest division.

(in combinations such as "two-greats", "three-greats" etc.) An instance of the word "great" signifying an additional generation in phrases expressing family relationships.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Great

The word "great" in example sentences

* The latest entry mixes it up with a clip from "The Hunt For Red October," which out of context, makes a pretty great statement on the great** state of Arizona. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Sat and read a great book, there were mostly adults, afternoon..great coffee! ❋ Tripp (2006)

JIO: Thanks for recommending that GE Timmeh diary to us…..great find and a great read! ❋ Unknown (2006)

Isn;t it great to have them competing..great options for us as users. ❋ Unknown (2005)

I would have made him great -- _great_ beyond his dreams! ❋ Lawrence Turnbull (N/A)

It was however, not given, as our intelligent guide veritably assured us, in honor of the Great Crossings where the man lives who killed Tecumseh, but because two great caves cross here; and moreover said he, "the valiant Colonel ought to change the name of his place, as no two places in a State should bear the same name, and this being the _great_ place ought to have the preference." ❋ Alexander Clark Bullitt (N/A)

"_And there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great_." ❋ Sidney Watson (N/A)

After the death of Abraham, we have a view of Isaac at Gerar, when he had come into the possession of this estate; and this is the description given of him: "And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great; for he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and _great store of servants_." ❋ E. N. [Editor] Elliott (N/A)

Daniel Webster was a great statesman, Therefore Daniel Webster was farsighted_, sounds simple; but two generations have disagreed on the question whether Webster was a great statesman; and both _great statesman_ and _farsighted_ are such vague and inclusive terms that one would either accept a general principle of which they are terms as a harmless truism, or else balk at being asked to grant a proposition which might have unexpected meanings thrust into it. ❋ J. H. Gardiner (N/A)

I assure you the first of August brought a great, _great_ relief to me. ❋ American Anti-Slavery Society (N/A)

Secondly, because, often in times of great mental strain, combined with exposure, a glass of spirits will give _great temporary relief_ (which is of itself a dangerous fact for a weak-minded man), but this will always be followed by depression, and will in reality be doing great harm instead of lasting good. ❋ Various (N/A)

For some eighteen years he was occupied in exploring and in opening telegraphlines through the eastern or northmiddle part of the great forest state, the wilderness state of the “matto grosso” —the “great wilderness, ” or, as Australians would call it, “the bush. ❋ Unknown (1914)

"He must have a great soul," she said to herself over and over again during the drive home, "a great, _great_ soul." ❋ Elizabeth Von Arnim (1903)

A _great_ spirit, a great and noble spirit, has passed from the earth, his earthly tabernacle is taken down to be raised again -- glorious and immortal, a fitting abode for a spirit of the just ❋ Clement King Shorter (1891)

We now go on to see the _great salamander_ of Japan, an animal rare in this country, and quite unknown elsewhere, a great cold mass; sluggish and benumbed, looking like some antediluvian _experiment_, forgotten in the inner seas of this archipelago. ❋ Pierre Loti (1886)

For great, _great_ is the mystery of boardin'-house hash. ❋ Marietta Holley (1881)

It would be so nice, and I am sure we should be great, _great_ friends -- you and Bessie and I. ' ❋ Mrs. Molesworth (1880)

"She admired a great artist more than anything in the world; and in the presence of art, of _great_ art, her heart beat so fast." ❋ Henry James (1879)

This ball will be a great education for Lily, -- a _great_ education. ❋ William Dean Howells (1878)

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