Great - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡreɪt|  American pronunciation of the word great
Brit.  |ɡreɪt|  British pronunciation of the word great
- a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field
- relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
- of major significance or importance (syn: outstanding)
- remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect
- very good (syn: bang- up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, keen, neat, nifty, old, peachy, slap- up, smashing, swell)
- uppercase (syn: capital, majuscule)
- in an advanced stage of pregnancy (syn: big, enceinte, expectant, gravid, heavy, large)

Examples

All creatures great and small

The project will require a great amount of time and money.

The building was restored at great expense.

A great quantity of fish

The low cost of these products gives them great appeal.

There is a very great need for reform.

They're in no great hurry to finish.

There is a great demand for his services.

An actress of great charm

Is there any love greater than that between parent and child?

We had some problems at first, but now things are going just great.

Keep up the good work. You're doing great!

The search for the great is useless.

His name written in great.

The movie was a great success.

Word forms

noun
singular: great
plural: greats
adjective
comparative: greater
superlative: greatest
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