What is English word GREAT?
Definitions of GREAT
- Extreme or more than usual.
- Of significant importance or consequence; important.
- Impressive or striking.
- Much in use; favoured.
- Doing or exemplifying (a characteristic or pursuit) on a large scale; active or enthusiastic.
- A person of major significance, accomplishment or acclaim.
- Expression of gladness and content about something.
- sarcastic inversion thereof.
- (augmentative) Large, senior (high-ranking), intense, extreme, or exceptional
- (qualifying nouns of family relationship) Involving more generations than the qualified word implies — as many extra generations as repetitions of the word great (from 1510s). [see Derived terms]
- (obsolete, postpositive, followed by 'with') Pregnant; large with young; full of.
- (obsolete, except with 'friend' and similar words such as 'mate','buddy') Intimate; familiar.
- (applied to actions, thoughts and feelings) Arising from or possessing idealism; admirable; superior; commanding; heroic; illustrious; eminent.
- (applied to persons) Endowed with extraordinary powers; of exceptional talents or achievements; uncommonly gifted; able to accomplish vast results; remarkable; strong; powerful; mighty; noble.
- (often followed by 'at') Skilful or adroit.
- (music) 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.
- (informal) Very well (in a very satisfactory manner).