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great /ɡreɪt/ adjective (comparative greater, superlative greatest)
great noun
great- /ɡreɪt/ prefix


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great
[adjective]
Synonyms:
- large, big, enormous, gigantic, huge, immense, prodigious, vast, voluminous
- important, critical, crucial, momentous, serious, significant
- famous, eminent, illustrious, noteworthy, outstanding, prominent, remarkable, renowned
- excellent, fantastic (informal), fine, marvellous (informal), superb, terrific (informal), tremendous (informal), wonderful
Antonyms: little
Contrasted words: measly, paltry, petty, puny, trifling, trivial
Related Words: superlative, supreme, surpassing, transcendent
English Thesaurus: big, large, major, considerable/substantial, huge/massive/enormous, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. great1 S1 W1 /ɡreɪt/ adjective (comparative greater, superlative greatest)
[Word Family: noun: greatness, great; adverb: greatly; adjective: great]
[Language: Old English]

1. LARGE [usually before noun] very large in amount or degree:
The movie was a great success.
The news came as possibly the greatest shock of my life.
The paintings cost a great deal (=a lot) of money.
John always takes great care over his work.
It gives me great pleasure (=I am very pleased) to introduce tonight’s speaker.
It’s a great pity that none of his poems survive.
The temptation was too great to resist.

2. EXCELLENT especially spoken
very good Synonym : wonderful, fantastic:
The weather here is great.
It’s great to be home.
a great day out for all the family
sound/taste/smell/feel etc great
I worked out this morning and I feel great.
You look great in that dress.
great for doing something
Email’s great for keeping in touch.
the great thing about somebody/something (=the very good thing about someone or something)
The great thing about Alex is that he’s always willing to explain things to you.

3. IMPORTANT
a) [usually before noun] important or having a lot of influence:
one of the greatest scientific achievements of our time
What makes a novel truly great?
great historical events
b) used in the title of a person or event that was very important in the past
Peter/Catherine etc the Great
I’m reading a biography of Alexander the Great.
the Great Depression
the Great War old-fashioned (=World War I)

4. GENEROUS very good or generous in a way that people admire:
a great humanitarian gesture

5. EXTREMELY SKILFUL famous for being able to do something extremely well:
Ali was undoubtedly one of the greatest boxers of all time.
a book about the lives of the great composers

6. BIG written very big Synonym : huge:
A great crowd had gathered.
A great iron stove filled half the room.

7. great big spoken very big:
Get your great big feet off my table!

8. DOING SOMETHING A LOT used to emphasize that someone does something a lot
a great talker/reader/admirer etc
Anthony’s a great talker – sometimes you just can’t get a word in.
Len was a great believer in the power of positive thinking.
be a great one for doing something
She’s a great one for telling stories about her schooldays.

9. to a greater or lesser extent used to emphasize that something is always true, even though it is more true or noticeable in some situations than others:
Most companies operate in conditions that are to a greater or lesser extent competitive.

10. be no great shakes informal to not be very good, interesting, or skilful:
The work’s no great shakes, but at least I’m earning.

11. be going great guns informal to be doing something extremely well:
After a slow start, the Tigers are going great guns.

12. BAD spoken informal used when you are disappointed or annoyed about something:
‘Daniel’s cancelled the party.’ ‘Oh great!’

13. ANIMAL/BIRD/PLANT ETC used in the names of some animals or plants, especially when they are bigger than other animals or plants of the same type:
the Great Crested Grebe

14. the great outdoors informal the countryside, considered as enjoyable and healthy:
He had a taste for adventure and the great outdoors.

15. great minds (think alike) spoken used humorously when you and another person have had the same idea

16. the greater good a general advantage that you can only gain by losing or harming something that is considered less important:
Some wars are fought for the greater good.

17. the great apes the different types of animals that are similar to large monkeys, considered as a group:
Alone of the great apes, the gorilla is not very efficient at using tools.

18. the great divide a situation in which there is a big difference between groups in society, areas of a country etc, for example a big difference between their wealth or attitudes:
The great divide between north and south seems to be as unbridgeable as ever.

19. Greater London/Los Angeles/Manchester etc London, Los Angeles etc and its outer areas

20. huge/enormous great British English spoken used to emphasize how big something is

21. great Scott!/great Heavens! spoken old-fashioned used to express shock or surprise

22. great with child literary very soon to have a baby
—greatness noun [uncountable]:
She was destined for greatness.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. great2 noun
[Word Family: noun: greatness, great; adverb: greatly; adjective: great]

1. [countable usually plural] a very successful and famous person in a particular sport, profession etc:
Jack Nicklaus is one of golf’s all-time greats.
I think his show’s OK, but I wouldn’t call him one of the greats.

2. the great and the good people who are considered important – used humorously

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

great- /ɡreɪt/ prefix

1. great-grandfather/great-grandmother/great-aunt/great-uncle the grandfather, grandmother etc of your parents

2. great-grandchild/great-granddaughter etc the GRANDCHILDREN of your child

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

great
adj.
I. large in amount/degree/size, etc.
VERBS be | become
ADV. very The play was a very great success.
PHRASES great big There's a great big hole in this sleeve.
no great Don't worry. It's no great problem.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

great
II. admired
VERBS be
ADV. really, truly, very He was a truly great man.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

great
III. very good/pleasant
VERBS be, feel, look, seem, smell, sound, taste You're looking great. Marriage must suit you!
ADV. really That's really great news!
absolutely The food smells absolutely great.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

great
ɡreɪt
See: think a great deal of

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary


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