What does greater mean?

Definitions for greater
ˈgreɪ tərgreater

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. greateradjective

    greater in size or importance or degree

    "for the greater good of the community"; "the greater Antilles"


  1. greateradjective

    Used in referring to a region or place together with the surrounding area; (of a city) metropolitan.


  1. Greater

    Greater is the second single by contemporary Christian music band MercyMe for their eight studio album, Welcome to the New (2014). It was released as a single on March 25, 2014. The song peaked at No. 2 on the US Hot Christian Songs chart, blocked from the top by "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" by Hillsong United. It was their record-extending twelfth Christian Airplay chart topper. It lasted 49 weeks on the overall chart. It also peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100. The song is played in a D major key, and 116 beats per minute. The song also appears the compilation album, WOW Hits 2016.


  1. greater

    Greater is an adjective that is used to compare two or more things, indicating that one thing is of a larger size, amount, importance, or degree than another. It signifies a higher level, extent, or value in comparison to something else.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'greater' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #669

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'greater' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1176

Anagrams for greater »

  1. terrage

  2. regrate

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of greater in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of greater in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of greater in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Swain:

    This [storm] is going to bring a whole litany of concerns that are probably greater than we had initially anticipated a few days ago, frankly, even widespread moderate rain at this point is going to exacerbate flood conditions in some places — so not the best news.

  2. Julie Lumeng:

    Our study suggests that those kids who particularly like sweets are at greater risk of weight gain.

  3. Reidar Lystad:

    To the best of my knowledge, the( kickboxing) injury rate in the present study is greater than those recorded in all previous studies of injuries in popular full-contact combat sports.

  4. Usman Azam:

    This data set continues to impress everybody even more than before, it gives us greater confidence at Novartis that this is the right population that can really, really benefit.

  5. Andy Levin:

    I'm actively participating in the Governor's request to the CDC that they surge more vaccines to Michigan because there's no question that greater vaccine supply will bolster the efforts Michiganders are taking to social distance, double mask and follow other public health guidelines.

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