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Definition of 'great'


  1. a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field; "he is one of the greats of American music"


  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"
  2. of major significance or importance; "a great work of art"; "Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th centurey"
       Synonyms: outstanding
  3. remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect; "a great crisis"; "had a great stake in the outcome"
  4. very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
       Synonyms: bang-up bully corking cracking dandy groovy keen neat nifty not bad peachy slap-up swell smashing
  5. uppercase; "capital A"; "great A"; "many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"
       Synonyms: capital majuscule
  6. marked by active interest and enthusiasm; "an avid sports fan"; "a great walker"; "an eager beaver"
       Synonyms: avid eager zealous
  7. in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child"
       Synonyms: big enceinte expectant gravid large heavy with child

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