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great ‎(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.


Similar Words

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great portuguese translation

grande óptimo muito bom excelente grandes boa bem sublime óptima

great french translation

grand beaucoup bon génial bien important fort gros très beau

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