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Definition 1: a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field - [noun denoting person]

Samples where great or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is one of the greats of American music

(great is a kind of ...) a person with a record of successes

"his son would never be the achiever that his father was" "only winners need apply" "if you want to be a success you have to dress like a success"

Definition 2: very good - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where great or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he did a bully job
  • a neat sports car
  • had a great time at the party
  • you look simply smashing
  • we had a grand old time

Synonyms for great in the sense of this definition

(great is similar to ...) having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified

"good news from the hospital" "a good report card" "when she was good she was very very good" "a good knife is one good for cutting" "this stump will make a good picnic table" "a good check" "a good joke" "a good exterior paint" "a good secretary" "a good dress for the office"

(great is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 3: in an advanced stage of pregnancy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where great or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • was big with child
  • was great with child

Synonyms for great in the sense of this definition

(great is similar to ...) carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life

Definition 4: uppercase - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where great or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • capital A
  • great A
  • many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script

Synonyms for great in the sense of this definition

(great is similar to ...) relating to capital letters which were kept in the top half of a compositor's type case

"uppercase letters; X and Y and Z etc"

Definition 5: remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where great or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a great crisis
  • had a great stake in the outcome

(great is similar to ...) beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable

"extraordinary authority" "an extraordinary achievement" "her extraordinary beauty" "enjoyed extraordinary popularity" "an extraordinary capacity for work" "an extraordinary session of the legislature"

Definition 6: of major significance or importance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where great or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a great work of art
  • Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th centurey

Synonyms for great in the sense of this definition

(great is similar to ...) of great significance or value

"important people" "the important questions of the day"

Definition 7: relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where great or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a great juicy steak
  • a great multitude
  • the great auk
  • a great old oak
  • a great ocean liner
  • a great delay

(great is similar to ...) above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent

"a large city" "set out for the big city" "a large sum" "a big (or large) barn" "a large family" "big businesses" "a big expenditure" "a large number of newspapers" "a big group of scientists" "large areas of the world"

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