What does greatness mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. greatness, illustriousness(noun)

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

  2. enormousness, grandness, greatness, immenseness, immensity, sizeableness, vastness, wideness(noun)

    unusual largeness in size or extent or number

Wiktionary

  1. greatness(Noun)

    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

    Etymology: greátnes.

  2. greatness(Noun)

    Pride; haughtiness.

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

    Etymology: greátnes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Greatness(noun)

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

    Etymology: [AS. gretnes.]

  2. Greatness(noun)

    pride; haughtiness

    Etymology: [AS. gretnes.]

Freebase

  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. Jean Anouilh:

    It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.

  2. Prime Minister Enda Kenny:

    All of his plays, including' Translations',' Faith Healer',' Philadelphia, Here I Come !' and' Dancing at Lughnasa', will forever form part of the canon of greatness in dramatic writing.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    If you dare to chase after the giver and author (God) of every good and perfect gift rather than any other thing. Believe you me, you will certainly realize your full potential and maximize your life and future. Because, it is written in (Matthew 6:33). Seek you first and foremost the kingdom of God and its righteousness. Then, every other than thing that you never sought for will be added unto you as a bonus including riches, fame, greatness and stuffs like that. -Emeasoba George

  4. Elizabeth Bowen:

    All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved.

  5. Camille Paglia:

    I believe that history has shape, order, and meaning that exceptional men, as much as economic forces, produce change and that passe abstractions like beauty, nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity.

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