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Definition of "great" [great]

  • Very large in size. (adjective)
  • Larger in size than others of the same kind. (adjective)
  • Large in quantity or number: A great throng awaited us. See Synonyms at large. (adjective)
  • Extensive in time or distance: a great delay. (adjective)
  • Remarkable or outstanding in magnitude, degree, or extent: a great crisis. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "great" in a sentence
  • "* The latest entry mixes it up with a clip from "The Hunt For Red October," which out of context, makes a pretty great statement on the great** state of Arizona."
  • "Sat and read a great book, there were mostly adults, afternoon..great coffee!"
  • "JIO: Thanks for recommending that GE Timmeh diary to us…..great find and a great read!"