noun a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field
he is one of the greats of American music
adjective satellite relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
a great juicy steak
a great multitude
the great auk
a great old oak
a great ocean liner
a great delay
adjective satellite of major significance or importance
a great work of art
Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th centurey
adjective satellite remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect
a great crisis
had a great stake in the outcome
adjective satellite very good
groovy; dandy; corking; bully; not bad; swell; smashing; keen; slap-up; neat; cracking; nifty; peachy; bang-up.
he did a bully job
a neat sports car
had a great time at the party
you look simply smashing
adjective satellite uppercase
many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script
adjective satellite in an advanced stage of pregnancy
heavy; with child; gravid; big; enceinte; expectant; large.
was big with child
was great with child
OE. gret, great, AS. gre?t; akin to OS. & LG. gr?t, D. groot, OHG. gr?z, G. gross. Cf. Groat the coin.
comparativeGreater ; superlativeGreatest
Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous; expanded; -- opposed to small and little; as, a great house, ship, farm, plain, distance, length.
Large in number; numerous; as, a great company, multitude, series, etc.
Long continued; lengthened in duration; prolonged in time; as, a great while; a great interval.
Superior; admirable; commanding; -- applied to thoughts, actions, and feelings.
Endowed with extraordinary powers; uncommonly gifted; able to accomplish vast results; strong; powerful; mighty; noble; as, a great hero, scholar, genius, philosopher, etc.
Holding a chief position; elevated: lofty: eminent; distingushed; formost; principal; as, great men; the great seal; the great marshal, etc.
He doth object I am too great of birth.
Entitled to earnest consideration; weighty; important; as, a great argument, truth, or principle.
Pregnant; big (with young).
The ewes great with young.
Ps. lxxviii. 71.
More than ordinary in degree; very considerable in degree; as, to use great caution; to be in great pain.
We have all
Great cause to give great thanks.
(Genealogy) Older, younger, or more remote, by single generation; -- often used before grand to indicate one degree more remote in the direct line of de scent; as, great-grandfather (a grandfather's or a grand- mother's father), great-grandson, etc.
The whole.; the gross; as, a contract to build a ship by the great.