greatAdjectivegreat (comparative greater, superlative greatest)
Very big, large scale. A great storm is approaching our shores.
Very good. Dinner was great.
Title referring to an important leader. Alexander the Great
Superior; admirable; commanding; applied to thoughts, actions, and feelings. a great nature
Endowed with extraordinary powers; uncommonly gifted; able to accomplish vast results; strong; powerful; mighty; noble. a great hero, scholar, genius, philosopher, etc.
(obsolete) Pregnant; large with young.
More than ordinary in degree; very considerable. to use great caution; to be in great pain
[qualifying nouns of family relationship] Involving more generations than the word qualified implies. [see Derived terms]
(obsolete, except with 'friend' and similar words such as 'mate','buddy') Intimate; familiar.
Etymology: From Middle English greet (“ great, large ” ), from Old English grēat (“ big, thick, coarse, stour, massive ” ), from Proto-Germanic *grautaz (“ big in size, coarse, coarse grained ” ), from Proto-Indo-European *ghrewə- (“ to fell, put down, fall in ” ). Cognate with Scots great (“ coarse in grain or texture, thick, great ” ), West Frisian grut (“ large, great ” ), Dutch groot (“ large, stour ” ), German groß (“ large ” ), Old English grēot (“ earth, sand, grit ” ), Latin grandis (“ great, big ” ), Albanian ngre (“ I lift, heave, stand, elevate ” ). More at grit .
Example Sentences Including 'great'
Your great, great, great, great, great-grandfather... Your great, great, great, great, great-grandfather...
great game, great game, great dealer. great table, great game.
You will soon have mummy... of your great-great-great-great- great-great-grandpappy!
That of my great-great-great great-great grandfafa, Milford van Houten.
Presented for valor by Mary Queen of Scots to your great-great-great-great- great-great-grandfather.
Your great, great, great, great, great-grandfather... Your great, great, great, great, great-grandfather... Raymond, the fourth Comte de Toulouse, led the Christian knights to Jerusalem... and rescued the sacred tomb from the wicked Turks.
You've been great, really. great ideas, great attitude.
Mmm, yeah. great biscuits, great corn, great potatoes.
I got, uh, three comin'. great. great, great.
Charlemagne the great ... Charlemagne the great was great, as his name says: great.
The earl has great estates, great wealth, great power.
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