What is the meaning of great?


  • A person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field.
    • usage: "he is one of the greats of American music"


  • Relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind.
    • usage: "a great juicy steak"; "a great multitude"; "the great auk"; "a great old oak"; "a great ocean liner"; "a great delay"
  • Of major significance or importance.
    • usage: "a great work of art"; "Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th centurey"
  • Remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect.
    • usage: "a great crisis"; "had a great stake in the outcome"
  • Very good.
    • usage: "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
  • Uppercase.
    • usage: "capital A"; "great A"; "many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"
  • In an advanced stage of pregnancy.
    • usage: "was big with child"; "was great with child"
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