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Definition of "greater" []

  • Of, relating to, or being a city considered together with its populous suburbs: the greater metropolitan area of Dallas; Greater Los Angeles. (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 "greater" in a sentence
  • "We frankly admit that where the evil of slavery is felt to a greater extent than in the states to which we have adverted, not only must _greater exertions_ be used, but even the plans of proceeding must be somewhat varied."
  • ""Perhaps Carlotta's right was greater -- _could it be greater_ than her husband's?""
  • "'Tis my comfort that I shall be one of the last that are called in question; and, whilst the greater offenders are calling to account, I shall have leisure to amend; for it would be unreasonable to punish _the less troublesome_, whilst we are infested with _the greater_."