What does Great mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. great(adj)

    a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field

    "he is one of the greats of American music"

  2. great(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"

  3. great, outstanding(adj)

    of major significance or importance

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

  4. great(adj)

    remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect

    "a great crisis"; "had a great stake in the outcome"

  5. bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(p), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing(adj)

    very good

    "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"

  6. capital, great, majuscule(adj)

    uppercase

    "capital A"; "great A"; "many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"

  7. big(p), enceinte, expectant, gravid, great(p), large(p), heavy(p), with child(p)(adj)

    in an advanced stage of pregnancy

    "was big with child"; "was great with child"

Wiktionary

  1. great(Noun)

    A person of major significance, accomplishment or acclaim.

    Newton and Einstein are two of the greats of the history of science.

    Etymology: From greet, from great, from grautaz, from ghrewə-. Cognate with great, grut, groot, groß, greot, Latin grandis, Albanian ngre. More at grit.

  2. great(Adverb)

    very well

    Those mechanical colored pencils work great because they don't have to be sharpened.

    Etymology: From greet, from great, from grautaz, from ghrewə-. Cognate with great, grut, groot, groß, greot, Latin grandis, Albanian ngre. More at grit.

  3. great(Adjective)

    Very big, large scale.

    A great storm is approaching our shores.

    Etymology: From greet, from great, from grautaz, from ghrewə-. Cognate with great, grut, groot, groß, greot, Latin grandis, Albanian ngre. More at grit.

  4. great(Adjective)

    Very good.

    Dinner was great.

    Etymology: From greet, from great, from grautaz, from ghrewə-. Cognate with great, grut, groot, groß, greot, Latin grandis, Albanian ngre. More at grit.

  5. great(Adjective)

    Important.

    Etymology: From greet, from great, from grautaz, from ghrewə-. Cognate with great, grut, groot, groß, greot, Latin grandis, Albanian ngre. More at grit.

  6. great(Adjective)

    Title referring to an important leader.

    Alexander the Great

    Etymology: From greet, from great, from grautaz, from ghrewə-. Cognate with great, grut, groot, groß, greot, Latin grandis, Albanian ngre. More at grit.

  7. great(Interjection)

    Expression of gladness and content about something.

    Great! Thanks for the wonderful work.

    Etymology: From greet, from great, from grautaz, from ghrewə-. Cognate with great, grut, groot, groß, greot, Latin grandis, Albanian ngre. More at grit.

  8. great(Interjection)

    sarcastic inversion thereof.

    Oh, great! I just dumped all 500 sheets of the manuscript all over and now I have to put them back in order.

    Etymology: From greet, from great, from grautaz, from ghrewə-. Cognate with great, grut, groot, groß, greot, Latin grandis, Albanian ngre. More at grit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Great

    large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous; expanded; -- opposed to small and little; as, a great house, ship, farm, plain, distance, length

    Etymology: [OE. gret, great, AS. gret; akin to OS. & LG. grt, D. groot, OHG. grz, G. gross. Cf. Groat the coin.]

  2. Great

    large in number; numerous; as, a great company, multitude, series, etc

    Etymology: [OE. gret, great, AS. gret; akin to OS. & LG. grt, D. groot, OHG. grz, G. gross. Cf. Groat the coin.]

  3. Great

    long continued; lengthened in duration; prolonged in time; as, a great while; a great interval

    Etymology: [OE. gret, great, AS. gret; akin to OS. & LG. grt, D. groot, OHG. grz, G. gross. Cf. Groat the coin.]

  4. Great

    superior; admirable; commanding; -- applied to thoughts, actions, and feelings

    Etymology: [OE. gret, great, AS. gret; akin to OS. & LG. grt, D. groot, OHG. grz, G. gross. Cf. Groat the coin.]

  5. Great

    endowed with extraordinary powers; uncommonly gifted; able to accomplish vast results; strong; powerful; mighty; noble; as, a great hero, scholar, genius, philosopher, etc

    Etymology: [OE. gret, great, AS. gret; akin to OS. & LG. grt, D. groot, OHG. grz, G. gross. Cf. Groat the coin.]

  6. Great

    holding a chief position; elevated: lofty: eminent; distingushed; foremost; principal; as, great men; the great seal; the great marshal, etc

    Etymology: [OE. gret, great, AS. gret; akin to OS. & LG. grt, D. groot, OHG. grz, G. gross. Cf. Groat the coin.]

  7. Great

    entitled to earnest consideration; weighty; important; as, a great argument, truth, or principle

    Etymology: [OE. gret, great, AS. gret; akin to OS. & LG. grt, D. groot, OHG. grz, G. gross. Cf. Groat the coin.]

  8. Great

    pregnant; big (with young)

    Etymology: [OE. gret, great, AS. gret; akin to OS. & LG. grt, D. groot, OHG. grz, G. gross. Cf. Groat the coin.]

  9. Great

    more than ordinary in degree; very considerable in degree; as, to use great caution; to be in great pain

    Etymology: [OE. gret, great, AS. gret; akin to OS. & LG. grt, D. groot, OHG. grz, G. gross. Cf. Groat the coin.]

  10. Great

    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

    Etymology: [OE. gret, great, AS. gret; akin to OS. & LG. grt, D. groot, OHG. grz, G. gross. Cf. Groat the coin.]

  11. Great(noun)

    the whole; the gross; as, a contract to build a ship by the great

    Etymology: [OE. gret, great, AS. gret; akin to OS. & LG. grt, D. groot, OHG. grz, G. gross. Cf. Groat the coin.]

Freebase

  1. GReAT

    Graph Rewriting and Transformation is a Model Transformation Language for Model Integrated Computing available in the GME environment. GReAT has a rich pattern specification sublanguage, a graph transformation sublanguage and a high level control-flow sublanguage. It has been designed to address the specific needs of the model transformation area. The GME environment is an example of a Model Driven Engineering framework.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Great

    grāt, adj. large: long continued: superior: distinguished: highly gifted: noble: mighty: sublime: of high rank: chief: proud, arrogant: weighty: difficult: important: pregnant, teeming: indicating one degree more remote in the direct line of descent, as Great′-grand′father, Great′-grand′son.—adj. Great′-bel′lied (Shak.), pregnant.—n. Great′coat, an overcoat.—v.t. Great′en (Browning), to make great.—v.i. to become great.—ns. Great′-grand′child, the child of a grandchild; Great′-grand′mother, the mother of a grand-parent.—adj. Great′-heart′ed, having a great or noble heart: high-spirited: noble.—adv. Great′ly.—ns. Great′ness; Great′-prim′er (see Primer); Greats, the final examination in the Honours Schools at Oxford, &c.; Great′-un′cle, usually grand-uncle, a grandfather's or grandmother's brother.—Great Dane, one of a breed of large close-haired dogs from Denmark, a boar-hound; Great Powers, the chief countries of Europe—France, Germany, Russia, Great Britain, Austro-Hungary; Great schism, the division between the Latin and Greek Churches, begun in the 9th century, and culminating in 1054; Great Sea, the Mediterranean; Great unwashed, an absurd term sometimes applied to the working classes generally.—Greater Britain, the whole colonial empire of Great Britain.—The great, people of rank. [A.S. greát; Dut. groot, Ger. gross; perh. allied to grand, gross, grow.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Great' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #186

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Great' in Written Corpus Frequency: #290

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Great' in Adjectives Frequency: #5

Anagrams for Great »

  1. grate, Greta. targe

  2. Greta

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Great in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Great in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Great in a Sentence

  1. Andjelko Milardovic:

    Anything is possible in the run-off, but for the HDZ, the outcome if this ballot is almost irrelevant. There is such a great likelihood that they will return to power in the general election next year, given the SDP's failed promises and loss of trust.

  2. Al Bochi:

    You don't need to be eating meat and poultry every single day to get your protein requirements, beans and lentils are great sources of protein, as well. They also give you fiber, vitamins and a lot of antioxidants.

  3. John Roberts:

    I have great respect for our public officials. After all, they speak for the people and that commands a certain degree of humility from those of us in the judicial branch who do not. We do not speak for the people, but we speak for the Constitution. Our role is very clear. We are to interpret the laws and Constitution of the United States and ensure that the political branches act within them.

  4. Marilyn vos Savant:

    A good idea will keep you awake during the morning, but a great idea will keep you awake during the night.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I want to take a moment to express my deepest condolences to the families of the brave American heroes who laid down their lives yesterday in selfless service to our nation. These are great people, great, great people. We will never forget their noble and immortal sacrifice.

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Translations for Great

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  • عظيم, رائع, كبيرArabic
  • цудо́ўны, вялі́кі, выда́тныBelarusian
  • чуде́сен, отли́чен, голя́мBulgarian
  • fabulós, enorme, genial, granCatalan, Valencian
  • skvělý, velikýCzech
  • вєликъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
  • grêt, mawr, gwychWelsh
  • nice, super, fedt, storDanish
  • wundervoll, schön, groß, Große, fein, großartigGerman
  • εξαιρετικός, περίφημος, μεγάλος, θαυμάσιαGreek
  • egaEsperanto
  • bien, Grande, Magno, formidable, gran, grandioso, [[muy]] [[bueno]]Spanish
  • بزرگ, عظیم, عالی, سترگPersian
  • mahtavaa, suuri, valtava, jättimäinen, erinomainen, mahtavaFinnish
  • mikil, stórurFaroese
  • grand, super, grande, formidable, excellent, génial, très bienFrench
  • grutWestern Frisian
  • mórIrish
  • נפלאה, נהדרת, גדול, נפלא, נהדר, טוב מאוד, מעולהHebrew
  • महानHindi
  • nagy, nagyszerűHungarian
  • հոյակապ, մեծArmenian
  • besarIndonesian
  • grandaIdo
  • mikill, stórIcelandic
  • grandioso, bene, grande, magna, magnoItalian
  • גדולHebrew
  • すばらしい, 偉大, 素敵, すごい, 偉い, 大王Japanese
  • საუცხოო, დიდი, შესანიშნავი, ვაშა, შესანიშნავადGeorgian
  • ព្រះមហាវីរក្សត្រKhmer
  • 위대하다, 크다, 대단하다Korean
  • زۆر چاک, مه‌زنKurdish
  • brâsCornish
  • magnaLatin
  • didysis, puikus, nuostabus, didelisLithuanian
  • izcils, varens, lielisks, liels, dižsLatvian
  • mokorahiMāori
  • одличен, одлично, супер, велик, голем, велика́нMacedonian
  • fijn, heerlijk, fantastisch, prachtig, grootDutch
  • tsohNavajo, Navaho
  • formidableOccitan
  • wspaniały, super, wielki, świetny, świetnie, fajnie, fajnoPolish
  • لوی, غوره, سترPashto, Pushto
  • grandioso, ótimo, distinto, grande, enorme, magnífico, bemPortuguese
  • hatunQuechua
  • mare, superb, minunat, [[foarte]] [[bun]]Romanian
  • вели́кий, великоле́пный, отли́чный, чуде́сный, замеча́тельный, прекра́сный, класс, отли́чно, здо́рово, большойRussian
  • odličan, izvrstan, вѐлик, одличан, vèlik, голем, изврстан, golemSerbo-Croatian
  • veľký, skvelýSlovak
  • odličen, velikSlovene
  • stor, jättebraSwedish
  • бузургTajik
  • ยอดเยี่ยมThai
  • ünlüTurkish
  • чудо́вий, вели́кий, чуде́сний, прекра́снийUkrainian
  • زبردستUrdu
  • tuyệtVietnamese
  • Chinese

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