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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

    Etymology: greátnes.

  2. greatnessnoun

    Pride; haughtiness.

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

    Etymology: greátnes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Greatnessnoun

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

    Etymology: [AS. gretnes.]

  2. Greatnessnoun

    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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  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. William Hazlitt, on the Pleasure of Hating:

    Greatness is great power, producing great effects. It is not enough that a man has great power in himself, he must shew it to all the world in a way that cannot be hid or gainsaid.

  2. Lois McMaster Bujold:

    I don't confuse greatness with perfection. To be great anyhow isthe higher achievement.

  3. Simone Biles:

    So many things I love about you. Your energy lights up an entire room. you're a true gentleman and you always put others first, your mindset, grit and your passion for greatness.

  4. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Stumbling towards greatness is better than sprinting towards mediocrity.

  5. Stewart L. Udall:

    We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.

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