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a great deal

  • adverb to a very great degree or extent
    very much; a lot; lots; a good deal; much.
    • I feel a lot better
    • we enjoyed ourselves very much
    • she was very much interested
    • this would help a great deal
  • adverb frequently or in great quantities
    much; often.
    • I don't drink much
    • I don't travel much
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A great gross

  • twelve gross; one hundred and forty-four dozen.
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alexander the great

  • noun king of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356-323 BC)
    Alexander.
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alfred the great

  • noun king of Wessex; defeated the Vikings and encouraged writing in English (849-899)
    Alfred.
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athanasius the great

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373)
    St. Athanasius; Saint Athanasius; Athanasius.
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basil the great

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
    Basil; St. Basil; Basil the Great; Basil of Caesarea.
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best and greatest

  • noun an epithet for Jupiter
    Jupiter Optimus Maximus.
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canute the great

  • noun king of Denmark and Norway who forced Edmund II to divide England with him; on the death of Edmund II, Canute became king of all England (994-1035)
    Canute; Cnut; Knut.
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catherine the great

  • noun empress of Russia who greatly increased the territory of the empire (1729-1796)
    Catherine; Catherine II.
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charles the great

  • noun king of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor; conqueror of the Lombards and Saxons (742-814)
    Charles I; Charles; Carolus; Charlemagne.
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constantine the great

  • noun Emperor of Rome who stopped the persecution of Christians and in 324 made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire; in 330 he moved his capital from Rome to Byzantium and renamed it Constantinople (280-337)
    Constantine I; Constantine; Flavius Valerius Constantinus.
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cyrus the great

  • noun king of Persia and founder of the Persian Empire (circa 600-529 BC)
    Cyrus the Elder; Cyrus II.
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darius the great

  • noun king of Persia who expanded the Persian Empire and invaded Greece but was defeated at the battle of Marathon (550-486 BC)
    Darius I.
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ferdinand the great

  • noun king of Castile and Leon who achieved control of the Moorish kings of Saragossa and Seville and Toledo (1016-1065)
    Ferdinand I.
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frederick the great

  • noun king of Prussia from 1740 to 1786; brought Prussia military prestige by winning the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War (1712-1786)
    Frederick II.
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great adductor muscle

  • noun the muscle that adducts and extends the thigh
    musculus adductor magnus.
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great anteater

  • noun large shaggy-haired toothless anteater with long tongue and powerful claws; of South America
    ant bear; tamanoir; Myrmecophaga jubata; giant anteater.
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great ape

  • noun any of the large anthropoid apes of the family Pongidae
    pongid.
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great arabian desert

  • noun a desert on the Arabian Peninsula in southwestern Asia
    Arabian Desert.
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great attractor

  • noun a massive grouping of galaxies in the direction of Centaurus and Hydra whose gravitational attraction is believed to cause deviations in the paths of other galaxies
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great auk

  • noun large flightless auk of rocky islands off northern Atlantic coasts; extinct
    Pinguinus impennis.
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great australian bight

  • noun a wide bay of the Indian Ocean in southern Australia; notorious for storms
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great australian desert

  • noun general name given to all desert areas in Australia
    Australian Desert.
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great barracuda

  • noun large (up to 6 ft) greyish-brown barracuda highly regarded as a food and sport fish; may be dangerous to swimmers
    Sphyraena barracuda.
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great barrier reef

  • noun the largest coral reef in the world; in the Coral Sea off the northeastern coast of Australia
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Great bear

  • noun a constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star
    Ursa Major.
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  • (Astron.), the constellation Ursa Major.
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great bellied

  • adjective satellite having a prominent belly
    big-bellied.
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great black-backed gull

  • noun white gull having a black back and wings
    Larus marinus; black-backed gull; cob.
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great blue heron

  • noun large American heron having bluish-grey plumage
    Ardea herodius.
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great blue shark

  • noun slender cosmopolitan, pelagic shark; blue body shades to white belly; dangerous especially during maritime disasters
    blue shark; Prionace glauca.
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great bowerbird

  • noun large bowerbird of northern Australia
    Chlamydera nuchalis.
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great britain

  • noun a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
    U.K.; Great Britain; Britain; UK; United Kingdom.
  • noun an island comprising England and Scotland and Wales
    GB.
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great burdock

  • noun burdock having heart-shaped leaves found in open woodland, hedgerows and rough grassland of Europe (except extreme N) and Asia Minor; sometimes cultivated for medicinal and culinary use
    great burdock; Arctium lappa; cocklebur.
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great bustard

  • noun largest European land bird
    Otis tarda.
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great care

  • noun more attention and consideration than is normally bestowed by prudent persons
    • the pilot exercised great care in landing
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Great cattle

  • (Law), all manner of cattle except sheep and yearlings. Wharton.
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great cerebral vein

  • noun a cerebral vein formed by the two internal cerebral veins and continuing into the sinus rectus
    vena cerebri magna.
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Great charter

  • (Eng. Hist.), Magna Charta.
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great circle

  • noun a circular line on the surface of a sphere formed by intersecting it with a plane passing through the center
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Great circle of a sphere

  • a circle the plane of which passes through the center of the sphere.
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Great circle sailing

  • the process or art of conducting a ship on a great circle of the globe or on the shortest arc between two places.
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great commoner

  • noun United States lawyer and politician who advocated free silver and prosecuted John Scopes (1925) for teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school (1860-1925)
    Bryan; Boy Orator of the Platte; William Jennings Bryan.
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great crested grebe

  • noun large Old World grebe with black ear tufts
    Podiceps cristatus.
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great dane

  • noun very large powerful smooth-coated breed of dog
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great deal

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money
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great depression

  • noun the economic crisis beginning with the stock market crash in 1929 and continuing through the 1930s
  • noun a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment
    Depression.
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great divide

  • noun that part of the continental divide formed by the Rocky Mountains in the United States
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great dividing range

  • noun a mountain range running along the eastern coast of Australia
    Eastern Highlands.
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great dog

  • noun a constellation to the southeast of Orion; contains Sirius
    Canis Major.
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great duckweed

  • noun cosmopolitan except South America and New Zealand and some oceanic islands
    water flaxseed; Spirodela polyrrhiza.
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great elector

  • noun the Elector of Brandenburg who rebuilt his domain after its destruction during the Thirty Years' War (1620-1688)
    Frederick William.
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great falls

  • noun a town in central Montana on the Missouri river; a center of extensive hydroelectric power
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Great go

  • the final examination for a degree at the University of Oxford, England; called also greats. T. Hughes.
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great grandchild

  • noun a child of your grandson or granddaughter
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great granddaughter

  • noun a daughter of your grandson or granddaughter
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great grandfather

  • noun a father of your grandparent
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great grandmother

  • noun a mother of your grandparent
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great grandparent

  • noun a parent of your grandparent
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great grandson

  • noun a son of your grandson or granddaughter
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great gray owl

  • noun large dish-faced owl of northern North America and western Eurasia
    Strix nebulosa; great gray owl.
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great grey kangaroo

  • noun very large greyish-brown Australian kangaroo formerly abundant in open wooded areas
    Macropus giganteus; giant kangaroo.
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great grey owl

  • noun large dish-faced owl of northern North America and western Eurasia
    Strix nebulosa; great gray owl.
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great gross

  • noun a cardinal number equal to one dozen gross
    1728.
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Great guns

  • . (Naut.) See under Gun.
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great hall

  • noun the principal hall in a castle or mansion; can be used for dining or entertainment
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great horned owl

  • noun brown North American horned owl
    Bubo virginianus.
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great hundred

  • noun the cardinal number that is the product of ten and twelve
    120; long hundred.
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great indian desert

  • noun a desert to the east of the Indus River in northwestern India and southeastern Pakistan
    Thar Desert.
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great knapweed

  • noun tall European perennial having purple flower heads
    Centaurea scabiosa; great knapweed.
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great lakes

  • noun a group of five large, interconnected lakes in central North America
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great lakes state

  • noun a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region
    Michigan; Wolverine State; MI.
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great lobelia

  • noun tall erect and very leafy perennial herb of eastern North America having dense spikes of blue flowers
    blue cardinal flower; Lobelia siphilitica.
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great maple

  • noun Eurasian maple tree with pale grey bark that peels in flakes like that of a sycamore tree; leaves with five ovate lobes yellow in autumn
    sycamore; Acer pseudoplatanus; scottish maple.
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Great master

  • . Same as Grand master, under Grand.
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great mendenhall glacier

  • noun a glacier of the Piedmont type near Juneau in Alaska
    Mendenhall Glacier.
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great millet

  • noun important for human and animal food; growth habit and stem form similar to Indian corn but having sawtooth-edged leaves
    Sorghum bicolor; kaffir; kaffir corn; kafir corn.
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great mother

  • noun great nature goddess of ancient Phrygia in Asia Minor; counterpart of Greek Rhea and Roman Ops
    Dindymene; Mater Turrita; Magna Mater; Cybele.
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great mullein

  • noun tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches
    common mullein; woolly mullein; Aaron's rod; torch; flannel mullein; Verbascum thapsus.
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Great organ

  • (Mus.), the largest and loudest of the three parts of a grand organ (the others being the choir organ and the swell, and sometimes the pedal organ or foot keys), It is played upon by a separate keyboard, which has the middle position.
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great plains

  • noun a vast prairie region extending from Alberta and Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada south through the west central United States into Texas; formerly inhabited by Native Americans
    Great Plains.
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great plains of north america

  • noun a vast prairie region extending from Alberta and Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada south through the west central United States into Texas; formerly inhabited by Native Americans
    Great Plains.
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great plains paintbrush

  • noun hairy plant with pinkish flowers; Great Plains to northern Mexico
    Castilleja sessiliflora.
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great power

  • noun a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world
    power; superpower; world power; major power.
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Great primer

  • . See under Type.
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great proletarian cultural revolution

  • noun a radical reform in China initiated by Mao Zedong in 1965 and carried out largely by the Red Guard; intended to eliminate counterrevolutionary elements in the government it resulted in purges of the intellectuals and socioeconomic chaos
    Cultural Revolution.
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great pyramid

  • noun a massive monument with a square base and four triangular sides; begun by Cheops around 2700 BC as royal tombs in ancient Egypt
    Pyramid; Pyramids of Egypt.
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great pyrenees

  • noun bred of large heavy-coated white dogs resembling the Newfoundland
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great ragweed

  • noun a coarse annual with some leaves deeply and palmately three-cleft or five-cleft
    Ambrosia trifida.
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great revolt

  • noun a widespread rebellion in 1381 against poll taxes and other inequities that oppressed the poorer people of England; suppressed by Richard II
    Peasant's Revolt.
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great rift valley

  • noun ( geology) a depression in southwestern Asia and eastern Africa; extends from the valley of the Jordan River to Mozambique; marked by geological faults
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great russian

  • noun a member of the chief stock of Russian people living in European Russia; used to distinguish ethnic Russians from other peoples incorporated into Russia
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great salt desert

  • noun a salt desert in north central Iran
    Kavir Desert; Dasht-e-Kavir.
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great salt lake

  • noun a shallow body of salt water in northwestern Utah
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great sandy desert

  • noun a desert in southern Saudi Arabia
    Ar Rimsal; Rub al-Khali; Dahna.
  • noun a desert region in northwestern Australia to the north of the Gibson Desert
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great saphenous vein

  • noun the longest vein in the body; runs from foot to the groin where it joins the femoral vein
    long saphenous vein.
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Great scale

  • (Mus.), the complete scale; employed to designate the entire series of musical sounds from lowest to highest.
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great schism

  • noun the period from 1378 to 1417 during which there were two papacies in the Roman Catholic Church, one in Rome and one in Avignon
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Great sea

  • the Mediterranean sea. In Chaucer both the Black and the Mediterranean seas are so called.
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Great seal

  • noun the principal seal of a government, symbolizing authority or sovereignty
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  • . (a) The principal seal of a kingdom or state. (b) In Great Britain, the lord chancellor (who is custodian of this seal); also, his office. #sp in original, "Britain" was "Britian"
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great seal of the united states

  • noun the seal of the United States government
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great skua

  • noun large brown skua of the northern Atlantic
    Catharacta skua.
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great slave lake

  • noun a lake in the Northwest Territories in northwestern Canada; drained by the Mackenzie River
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great smoky mountains

  • noun part of the Appalachians between North Carolina and Tennessee
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great smoky mountains national park

  • noun a national park in Tennessee and North Carolina that includes the highest mountain in the eastern United States
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great snipe

  • noun Old World snipe larger and darker than the whole snipe
    woodcock snipe; Gallinago media.
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great solomon's-seal

  • noun North American perennial herb with smooth foliage and drooping tubular greenish flowers
    Polygonatum biflorum; Polygonatum commutatum.
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great st john's wort

  • noun perennial shrub having large star-shaped yellow flowers in narrowly pyramidal cymes
    Hypericum ascyron; Hypericum pyramidatum.
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Great tithes

  • . See under Tithes.
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great toe

  • noun the first largest innermost toe
    hallux; big toe.
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great victoria desert

  • noun a desert region in south central Australia to the north of the Nullarbor Plain
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great wall

  • noun a fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BC; it averages 6 meters in width
    Great Wall; Chinese Wall.
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great wall of china

  • noun a fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BC; it averages 6 meters in width
    Great Wall; Chinese Wall.
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great war

  • noun a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
    World War I; World War 1; War to End War; First World War.
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great white heron

  • noun a common egret of the genus Egretta found in America; it is a variety of the Old World white egret Casmerodius albus
    American egret; Egretta albus.
  • noun widely distributed Old World white egret
    Casmerodius albus.
  • noun large white heron of Florida and the Florida Keys
    Ardea occidentalis.
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great white hope

  • noun someone (or something) expected to achieve great success in a given field
    white hope.
    • this company is the great white hope of the nuclear industry's waste management policy
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great white shark

  • noun large aggressive shark widespread in warm seas; known to attack humans
    man-eating shark; Carcharodon carcharias; white shark; man-eater.
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great white way

  • noun a street in Manhattan that passes through Times Square; famous for its theaters
    Broadway.
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great year

  • noun time required for one complete cycle of the precession of the equinoxes, about 25,800 years
    Platonic year.
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great yellow gentian

  • noun robust European perennial having clusters of yellow flowers
    Gentiana lutea.
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great yellowcress

  • noun perennial herb found on streams and riversides throughout Europe except extreme north and Mediterranean; sometimes placed in genus Nasturtium
    Nasturtium amphibium; Rorippa amphibia.
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great-aunt

  • noun an aunt of your father or mother
    grandaunt.
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great-bellied

Great"-bel`lied adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a great belly, bigbellied; pregnant; teeming. Shak.
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great-grandchild

Great"-grand"child` noun
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  1. The child of one's grandson or granddaughter.
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great-granddaughter

Great"-grand"daugh`ter noun
Etymology
See Great, 10.
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  1. A daughter of one's grandson or granddaughter.
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great-grandfather

Great"-grand"fa`ther noun
Etymology
See Great, 10.
Definitions
  1. The father of one's grandfather or grandmother.
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great-grandmother

Great"-grand"moth`er noun
Definitions
  1. The mother of one's grandfather or grandmother.
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great-grandson

Great"-grand"son` noun
Etymology
See Great, 10.
Definitions
  1. A son of one's grandson or granddaughter.
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great-hearted

Great"-heart`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. High-spirited; fearless. Obs. Clarendon.
  2. Generous; magnanimous; noble.
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great-heartedness

Great"-heart`ed*ness noun
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  1. The quality of being greathearted; high-mindedness; magnanimity.
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great-leaved macrophylla

  • noun large deciduous shrub or tree of southeastern United States having huge leaves in dense false whorls and large creamy flowers tinged purple toward the base
    large-leaved magnolia; large-leaved cucumber tree; Magnolia macrophylla.
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great-nephew

  • noun a son of your niece or nephew
    grandnephew.
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great-niece

  • noun a daughter of your niece or nephew
    grandniece.
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great-uncle

  • noun an uncle of your father or mother
    granduncle.
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greater antilles

  • noun a group of islands in the western West Indies
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greater burdock

  • noun burdock having heart-shaped leaves found in open woodland, hedgerows and rough grassland of Europe (except extreme N) and Asia Minor; sometimes cultivated for medicinal and culinary use
    great burdock; Arctium lappa; cocklebur.
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greater butterfly orchid

  • noun south European orchid with dark green flowers that are larger and less fragrant than Platanthera bifolia; sometimes placed in genus Habenaria
    Habenaria chlorantha; Platanthera chlorantha.
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greater celandine

  • noun perennial herb with branched woody stock and bright yellow flowers
    swallowwort; swallow wort; celandine; Chelidonium majus.
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greater knapweed

  • noun tall European perennial having purple flower heads
    Centaurea scabiosa; great knapweed.
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greater kudu

  • noun a variety of kudu
    Tragelaphus strepsiceros.
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greater london

  • noun the capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center
    British capital; London; capital of the United Kingdom.
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greater masterwort

  • noun European herb with aromatic roots and leaves in a basal tuft and showy compound umbels of white to rosy flowers
    Astrantia major.
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greater new orleans bridge

  • noun twin cantilever bridges across the Mississippi at New Orleans
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greater new york

  • noun the largest city in New York State and in the United States; located in southeastern New York at the mouth of the Hudson river; a major financial and cultural center
    New York; New York City.
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greater omentum

  • noun part of the peritoneum attached to the stomach and to the colon and covering the intestines
    caul; gastrocolic omentum.
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greater pectoral muscle

  • noun a skeletal muscle that adducts and rotates the arm
    musculus pectoralis major; pectoralis major.
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greater peritoneal sac

  • noun the interior of the peritoneum; a potential space between layers of the peritoneum
    peritoneal cavity.
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greater pichiciego

  • noun of southern South America
    Burmeisteria retusa.
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greater prairie chicken

  • noun the most common variety of prairie chicken
    Tympanuchus cupido.
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greater rhomboid muscle

  • noun rhomboid muscle that draws the scapula toward the spinal column
    rhomboideus major muscle; musculus rhomboideus major.
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greater scaup

  • noun large scaup of North America having a greenish iridescence on the head of the male
    Aythya marila.
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greater spearwort

  • noun semiaquatic European crowfoot with leaves shaped like spears
    Ranunculus lingua.
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greater stitchwort

  • noun low-growing north temperate herb having small white star-shaped flowers; named for its alleged ability to ease sharp pains in the side
    stitchwort; starwort; Stellaria holostea.
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greater sunda islands

  • noun a chain of islands including Borneo and Celebes and Java and Sumatra
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greater swiss mountain dog

  • noun the largest of the four Swiss breeds
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greater water parsnip

  • noun large stout white-flowered perennial found wild in shallow fresh water; Europe
    Sium latifolium.
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greater whitethroat

  • noun greyish-brown Old World warbler with a white throat and underparts
    Sylvia communis; whitethroat.
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greater yellowlegs

  • noun a variety of yellowlegs
    Tringa melanoleuca.
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greatest common divisor

  • noun the largest integer that divides without remainder into a set of integers
    greatest common divisor; highest common factor.
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greatest common factor

  • noun the largest integer that divides without remainder into a set of integers
    greatest common divisor; highest common factor.
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gregory the great

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604)
    Gregory I; St. Gregory I; Gregory; Saint Gregory I.
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henry the great

  • noun king of France from 1589 to 1610; although he was leader of the Huguenot armies, when he succeeded the Catholic Henry III and founded the Bourbon dynasty in 1589 he established religious freedom in France;
    Henry IV; Henry of Navarre.
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herod the great

  • noun king of Judea who (according to the New Testament) tried to kill Jesus by ordering the death of all children under age two in Bethlehem (73-4 BC)
    Herod.
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in great confusion

  • adverb in disorderly haste
    head over heels; heels over head; topsy-turvily; topsy-turvy.
    • we ran head over heels toward the shelter
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islamic great eastern raiders-front

  • noun a Turkish terrorist organization that claimed responsibility for bombing a British consulate and bank in Istanbul; a violent opponent of Turkey's secular government and its ties to the European Union and NATO
    IBDA-C.
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ivan the great

  • noun grand duke of Muscovy whose victories against the Tartars laid the basis for Russian unity (1440-1505)
    Ivan III; Ivan III Vasilievich.
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justinian the great

  • noun Byzantine emperor who held the eastern frontier of his empire against the Persians; codified Roman law in 529; his general Belisarius regained North Africa and Spain (483-565)
    Justinian I; Justinian.
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kamehameha the great

  • noun Hawaiian king who united the islands under his rule (1758-1819)
    Kamehameha I.
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Keeper of the great seal

  • a high officer of state, who has custody of the great seal. The office is now united with that of lord chancellor. Eng.
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king of great britain

  • noun the sovereign ruler of England
    King of England.
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leo the great

  • noun Italian pope from 440 to 461 who extended the authority of the papacy to the west and persuaded Attila not to attack Rome (440-461)
    Leo I; St. Leo I.
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louis the great

  • noun king of France from 1643 to 1715; his long reign was marked by the expansion of French influence in Europe and by the magnificence of his court and the Palace of Versailles (1638-1715)
    Sun King; Louis XIV.
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mithridates the great

  • noun ancient king of Pontus who expanded his kingdom by defeating the Romans but was later driven out by Pompey (132-63 BC)
    Mithridates; Mithridates VI.
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No great shakes

  • of no great importance. Slang Byron.
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otto the great

  • noun King of the Germans and Holy Roman Emperor (912-973)
    Otho I; Otto I.
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peter the great

  • noun czar of Russia who introduced ideas from western Europe to reform the government; he extended his territories in the Baltic and founded St. Petersburg (1682-1725)
    Peter I; Czar Peter I.
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pompey the great

  • noun Roman general and statesman who quarrelled with Caesar and fled to Egypt where he was murdered (106-48 BC)
    Pompey; Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus.
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rameses the great

  • noun king of Egypt between 1304 and 1237 BC who built many monuments
    Rameses the Great; Ramesses II; Ramses II; Ramesses the Great; Rameses II.
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ramesses the great

  • noun king of Egypt between 1304 and 1237 BC who built many monuments
    Rameses the Great; Ramesses II; Ramses II; Ramesses the Great; Rameses II.
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ramses the great

  • noun king of Egypt between 1304 and 1237 BC who built many monuments
    Rameses the Great; Ramesses II; Ramses II; Ramesses the Great; Rameses II.
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st. basil the great

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
    Basil; St. Basil; Basil the Great; Basil of Caesarea.
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The great

  • the eminent, distinguished, or powerful.
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the great calamity

  • noun a famine in Ireland resulting from a potato blight; between 1846 and 1851 a million people starved to death and 1.6 million emigrated (most to America)
    the Great Hunger; the Irish Famine; the Great Calamity.
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the great charter

  • noun the royal charter of political rights given to rebellious English barons by King John in 1215
    Magna Charta; Magna Carta.
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the great compromiser

  • noun United States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852)
    Henry Clay; Clay.
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the great hunger

  • noun a famine in Ireland resulting from a potato blight; between 1846 and 1851 a million people starved to death and 1.6 million emigrated (most to America)
    the Great Hunger; the Irish Famine; the Great Calamity.
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The Great Lakes

  • the large fresh-water lakes (Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario) which lie on the northern borders of the United States.
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The great powers

  • (of Europe), in modern diplomacy, Great Britain, France, Germany, Austria, Russia, and Italy.
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The Great Spirit

  • among the North American Indians, their chief or principal deity.
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the great starvation

  • noun a famine in Ireland resulting from a potato blight; between 1846 and 1851 a million people starved to death and 1.6 million emigrated (most to America)
    the Great Hunger; the Irish Famine; the Great Calamity.
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the great unwashed

  • noun the common people generally
    people; masses; mass; hoi polloi; multitude.
    • separate the warriors from the mass
    • power to the people
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theodosius the great

  • noun the last emperor of a united Roman Empire, he took control of the eastern empire and ended the war with the Visigoths; he became a Christian and in 391 banned all forms of pagan worship (346-395)
    Theodosius I; Theodosius; Flavius Theodosius.
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to a great extent

  • adverb to a considerable degree
    heavily.
    • he relied heavily on others' data
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to a greater extent

  • adverb used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs
    more.
    • more interesting
    • more beautiful
    • more quickly
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To be great

  • (with one), to be intimate or familiar (with him). Bacon.
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To blow great guns

  • to blow furiously and with roaring blasts; said of the wind at sea or along the coast.
  • (Naut.), to blow a gale. See Gun, n., 3.
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To have a mindgreat mind

  • to be inclined or strongly inclined in purpose; used with an infinitive. "Sir Roger de Coverly... told me that he had a great mind to see the new tragedy with me." Addison.
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To put the great seal, ∨ the Treasury, into commission

  • to place it in the hands of a commissioner or commissioners during the abeyance of the ordinary administration, as between the going out of one lord keeper and accession of another. Eng.
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tun-great

Tun"-great` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having the circumference of a tun. Obs. Chaucer.
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united kingdom of great britain and northern ireland

  • noun a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
    U.K.; Great Britain; Britain; UK; United Kingdom.
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xerxes the great

  • noun king of Persia who led a vast army against Greece and won the battle of Thermopylae but was eventually defeated (519-465 BC)
    Xerxes I.
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