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Meaning of GREAT

Pronunciation:  greyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  marked by active interest and enthusiasm; "an avid sports fan"; "a great walker"; "an eager beaver"
  2. [adj]  (informal) very good; "a bully pulpit"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
  3. [adj]  more than usual; "great expectations"; "great worry"
  4. [adj]  (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation; "our distinguished professor"; "an eminent scholar"; "a great statesman"
  5. [adj]  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"
  6. [adj]  uppercase; "capital A"; "great A"; "many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"
  7. [adj]  of major significance or importance; "a great work of art"; "Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th century"
  8. [adj]  remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect; "a great crisis"; "had a great stake in the outcome"
 

GREAT is a 5 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: avid, bang-up, big, bully, capital, corking, cracking, dandy, distinguished, eager, eminent, enthusiastic, extraordinary, good, groovy, high, important, keen, large, major, majuscule, neat, nifty, not bad(p), of import, outstanding, peachy, slap-up, smashing, swell, uppercase, zealous
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Great\, a. [Compar. {Greater}; superl. {Greatest}.] [OE.
    gret, great, AS. gre['a]t; akin to OS. & LG. gr[=o]t, D.
    groot, OHG. gr[=o]z, G. gross. Cf. {Groat} the coin.]
    1. 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. Large in number; numerous; as, a great company, multitude,
       series, etc.
    
    3. Long continued; lengthened in duration; prolonged in time;
       as, a great while; a great interval.
    
    4. Superior; admirable; commanding; -- applied to thoughts,
       actions, and feelings.
    
    5. Endowed with extraordinary powers; uncommonly gifted; able
       to accomplish vast results; strong; powerful; mighty;
       noble; as, a great hero, scholar, genius, philosopher,
       etc.
    
    6. Holding a chief position; elevated: lofty: eminent;
       distingushed; foremost; principal; as, great men; the
       great seal; the great marshal, etc.
    
             He doth object I am too great of birth. --Shak.
    
    7. Entitled to earnest consideration; weighty; important; as,
       a great argument, truth, or principle.
    
    8. Pregnant; big (with young).
    
             The ewes great with young.            --Ps. lxxviii.
                                                   71.
    
    9. More than ordinary in degree; very considerable in degree;
       as, to use great caution; to be in great pain.
    
             We have all Great cause to give great thanks.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    10. (Genealogy) Older, younger, or more remote, by single
        generation; -- often used before grand to indicate one
        degree more remote in the direct line of descent; as,
        great-grandfather (a grandfather's or a grandmother's
        father), great-grandson, etc.
    
    {Great bear} (Astron.), the constellation Ursa Major.
    
    {Great cattle} (Law), all manner of cattle except sheep and
       yearlings. --Wharton.
    
    {Great charter} (Eng. Hist.), Magna Charta.
    
    {Great circle of a sphere}, a circle the plane of which
       passes through the center of the sphere.
    
    {Great circle sailing}, the process or art of conducting a
       ship on a great circle of the globe or on the shortest arc
       between two places.
    
    {Great go}, the final examination for a degree at the
       University of Oxford, England; -- called also {greats}.
       --T. Hughes.
    
    {Great guns}. (Naut.) See under Gun.
    
    {The Great Lakes} the large fresh-water lakes (Lakes
       Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario) which lie on
       the northern borders of the United States.
    
    {Great master}. Same as {Grand master}, under {Grand}.
    
    {Great organ} (Mus.), the largest and loudest of the three
       parts of a grand organ (the others being the choir organ
       and the swell, and sometimes the pedal organ or foot
       keys), It is played upon by a separate keyboard, which has
       the middle position.
    
    {The great powers} (of Europe), in modern diplomacy, Great
       Britain, France, Germany, Austria, Russia, and Italy.
    
    {Great primer}. See under {Type}.
    
    {Great scale} (Mus.), the complete scale; -- employed to
       designate the entire series of musical sounds from lowest
       to highest.
    
    {Great sea}, the Mediterranean sea. In Chaucer both the Black
       and the Mediterranean seas are so called.
    
    {Great seal}.
        (a) The principal seal of a kingdom or state.
        (b) In Great Britain, the lord chancellor (who is
            custodian of this seal); also, his office.
    
    
    
    {Great tithes}. See under Tithes.
    
    {The great}, the eminent, distinguished, or powerful.
    
    {The Great Spirit}, among the North American Indians, their
       chief or principal deity.
    
    {To be great} (with one), to be intimate or familiar (with
       him). --Bacon.
    
    
  2. \Great\, n.
    The whole; the gross; as, a contract to build a ship by the
    great.
    
    
 
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