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Princeton's WordNet

  1. greatness, illustriousnessnoun

    the property possessed by something or someone of outstanding importance or eminence

  2. enormousness, grandness, greatness, immenseness, immensity, sizeableness, vastness, widenessnoun

    unusual largeness in size or extent or number

Wiktionary

  1. greatnessnoun

    The state, condition, or quality of being great; as, greatness of size, greatness of mind, power, etc.

    Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em. uE000301542uE001 Shakespeare

  2. greatnessnoun

    Pride; haughtiness.

    It is not of pride or greatness that he cometh not aboard your ships. uE000301543uE001 Francis Bacon.

  3. Etymology: greátnes.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Greatnessnoun

    Etymology: from great.

    We can have no positive idea of any space or duration, which is not made up of and commensurate to repeated numbers of feet or yards, or days or years, and whereby we judge of the greatness of these sort of quantities. John Locke.

    All absent good does not, according to the greatness it has, or is acknowledged to have, cause pain equal to that greatness, as all pain causes desire equal to itself; because the absence of good is not always a pain, as the presence of pain is. John Locke.

    Zeal, in duties, should be proportioned to the greatness of the reward, and the certainty. John Rogers, Sermon 13.

    Farewel, a long farewel to all my greatness. William Shakespeare.

    So many
    As will to greatness dedicate themselves. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    I beg your greatness not to give the law
    In other realms; but beaten, to withdraw. John Dryden, Æn.

    Approaching greatness met him with her charms
    Of pow’r and future state;
    He shook her from his arms. Dryden.

    Themistocles raised the Athenians to their greatness at sea, which he thought to be the true and constant interest of that commonwealth. Jonathan Swift.

    My lord would have you know, that it is not of pride or greatness that he cometh not aboard your ships. Francis Bacon.

    Greatness of mind and nobleness their seat
    Build in her loveliest. John Milton.

    Greatness with Timon dwells in such a draught,
    As brings all Brobdignag before your thought. Alexander Pope.

Wikipedia

  1. Greatness

    Greatness is a concept of a state of superiority affecting a person or object in a particular place or area. Greatness can also be attributed to individuals who possess a natural ability to be better than all others. An example of an expression of the concept in a qualified sense would be "Hector is the definition of greatness" or "Napoleon was one of the greatest wartime leaders". In the unqualified sense it might be stated "George Washington achieved greatness within his own lifetime", thus implying that "greatness" is a definite and identifiable quality. Application of the terms "great" and "greatness" is dependent on the perspective and subjective judgements of those who apply them. Whereas in some cases the perceived greatness of a person, place or object might be agreed upon by many, this is not necessarily the case, and the perception of greatness may be both fiercely contested and highly idiosyncratic.Historically, in Europe, rulers were sometimes given the attribute "the Great", as in Alexander the Great, Frederick the Great, and Catherine the Great. Starting with the Roman consul and general Pompey, the Latin equivalent Magnus was also used, as in Pompeius Magnus, Albertus Magnus, and Carolus Magnus. The English language uses the Latin term magnum opus, (literally "great work") to describe certain works of art and literature. Since the publication of Francis Galton's Hereditary Genius in 1869, and especially with the accelerated development of intelligence tests in the early 1900s, there has been a vast amount of social scientific research published relative to the question of greatness. Much of this research does not actually use the term great in describing itself, preferring terms such as eminence, genius, exceptional achievement, etc. Historically the major intellectual battles over this topic have focused around the questions of nature versus nurture or person versus context. Today the importance of both dimensions is accepted by all, but disagreements over the relative importance of each are still reflected in variations in research emphases.

ChatGPT

  1. greatness

    Greatness is a state or quality of being exceptionally skilled, accomplished, powerful, influential, or outstanding in some aspect. It is often associated with extraordinary achievements, exceptional abilities, remarkable intellect, immense talent, significant contributions, or exemplary leadership. Greatness transcends average or ordinary standards and signifies remarkable excellence, impact, or prominence in a particular field, endeavor, or endeavor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Greatnessnoun

    the state, condition, or quality of being great; as, greatness of size, greatness of mind, power, etc

  2. Greatnessnoun

    pride; haughtiness

  3. Etymology: [AS. gretnes.]

Wikidata

  1. Greatness

    Greatness is a concept of a state of superiority affecting a person, object, or place. Greatness can also be referred to individuals who possess a natural ability to be better than all others. The concept carries the implication that the particular person or object, when compared to others of a similar type, has clear advantage. As a descriptive term it is most often applied to a person or their work, and may be qualified or unqualified. An example of an expression of the concept in a qualified sense would be "Winston Churchill was one of the greatest wartime leaders". In the unqualified sense it might be stated "Winston Churchill achieved greatness within his own lifetime", thus implying that "greatness" is a definite and identifiable quality. Application of the terms "great" and "greatness" is dependent on the perspective and subjective judgements of those who apply them. Whereas in some cases the perceived "greatness" of a person, place or object might be agreed upon by many, this is not necessarily the case, and the perception of "greatness" may be both fiercely contested and highly individual. Historically, in Europe, rulers were sometimes given the attribute "the Great", as in Alfred the Great and Peter the Great. The Latin equivalent "Magnus" was also used, as in Albertus Magnus and Carolus Magnus. The English language uses the Latin term magnum opus, to describe certain works of art and literature.

Editors Contribution

  1. greatness

    Greatness is a lifetime journey that requires, Vision,commitment,courage and the Spirit of GOD.

    JESUS,Joseph and Joshua.


    Submitted by oyelekejoshua on July 11, 2019  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of greatness in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of greatness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of greatness in a Sentence

  1. Yvonne Padmos:

    Don't fear the rise of artificial intelligence, embrace the untapped potential of your own mind. To truly succeed, unlock the hidden depths of your brain and unleash your limitless capabilities. It's not about competing with machines, but about surpassing our own perceived limitations. Expand your horizons, embrace continuous learning, and let the boundless power of your mind inspire greatness that transcends any technological advancement.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    Be not afraid of greatness some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

  3. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    The greatness comes not when things go always good for you. But the greatness comes when you're really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.

  4. Henry Fielding:

    He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of the soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported without the latter.

  5. Siddharth Astir:

    Greatness is when people impersonate rather than outperform you!!!!

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