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Definitions for especial
ɪˈspɛʃ əles·pe·cial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. especial(a), exceptional, particular(a), specialadjective

    surpassing what is common or usual or expected

    "he paid especial attention to her"; "exceptional kindness"; "a matter of particular and unusual importance"; "a special occasion"; "a special reason to confide in her"; "what's so special about the year 2000?"


  1. especialadjective

    Of exceptional importance or significance.

  2. especialadjective

    Particular to an individual.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ESPECIALadjective

    Principal; chief.

    Etymology: specialis, Latin.

    They had th’ especial engines been, to rear
    His fortunes up. Samuel Daniel, Civil War.


  1. especial

    Especial is an adjective that means remarkable, exceptional, or particularly important or significant. It emphasizes the unusual or noteworthy nature of something in comparison to other similar things. It can also imply that something is designed or intended for a specific person or purpose.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Especialadjective

    distinguished among others of the same class or kind; special; concerning a species or a single object; principal; particular; as, in an especial manner or degree

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Especial

    es-pesh′al, adj. special: particular: principal: distinguished.—adv. Espec′ially.—In especial, in particular. [O. Fr.,—L. specialisspecies.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of especial in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of especial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of especial in a Sentence

  1. Margaret Fuller:

    The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.

  2. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    The free pen, prone to pour out the suggestions of artless affection, vivid imagination, or domestic anecdote, is as much woman's especial instrument as the needle.

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