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Great vs. Splendid

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Greatadjective

Relatively large in scale, size, extent, number (i. e. having many parts or members) or duration (i. e. relatively long); very big.

‘A great storm is approaching our shores.’; ‘a great assembly’; ‘a great wait’;

Splendidadjective

Possessing or displaying splendor; shining; very bright

‘a splendid sun’;

Greatadjective

Of larger size or more importance than others of its kind.

‘the great auk’;

Splendidadjective

Showy; magnificent; sumptuous; pompous

‘a splendid palace’; ‘a splendid procession’; ‘a splendid pageant’;

Greatadjective

(qualifying nouns of family relationship) Involving more generations than the word qualified implies (from 1510s). [see Derived terms]

Splendidadjective

brilliant, excellent, of a very high standard

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Greatadjective

Pregnant; large with young; full of.

‘great with child’; ‘great with hope’;

Splendidadjective

Possessing or displaying splendor; shining; very bright; as, a splendid sun.

Greatadjective

Intimate; familiar.

Splendidadjective

Showy; magnificent; sumptuous; pompous; as, a splendid palace; a splendid procession or pageant.

Greatadjective

Extreme or more than usual.

‘great worry’;

Splendidadjective

Illustrious; heroic; brilliant; celebrated; famous; as, a splendid victory or reputation.

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Greatadjective

Of significant importance or consequence; important.

‘a great decision’;

Splendidadjective

having great beauty and splendor;

‘a glorious spring morning’; ‘a glorious sunset’; ‘splendid costumes’; ‘a kind of splendiferous native simplicity’;

Greatadjective

(applied to actions, thoughts and feelings) Arising from or possessing idealism; admirable; superior; commanding; heroic; illustrious; eminent.

‘a great deed’; ‘a great nature’; ‘a great history’;

Splendidadjective

characterized by or attended with brilliance or grandeur;

‘the brilliant court life at Versailles’; ‘a glorious work of art’; ‘magnificent cathedrals’; ‘the splendid coronation ceremony’;

Greatadjective

Impressive or striking.

‘a great show of wealth’;

Greatadjective

Much in use; favoured.

‘Poetry was a great convention of the Romantic era.’;

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Greatadjective

(applied to persons) Endowed with extraordinary powers; of exceptional talents or achievements; uncommonly gifted; able to accomplish vast results; remarkable; strong; powerful; mighty; noble.

‘a great hero, scholar, genius, philosopher, writer etc.’;

Greatadjective

Title referring to an important leader.

‘Alexander the Great’;

Greatadjective

Doing or exemplifying (a characteristic or pursuit) on a large scale; active or enthusiastic.

‘What a great buffoon!’; ‘He's not a great one for reading.’; ‘a great walker’;

Greatadjective

(often followed by 'at') Skilful or adroit.

‘a great carpenter’; ‘You are great at singing.’;

Greatadjective

(informal) Very good; excellent; wonderful; fantastic (from 1848).

‘Dinner was great.’;

Greatadjective

Intensifying a word or expression, used in mild oaths.

‘a dirty great smack in the face’; ‘Great Scott!’;

Greatinterjection

Expression of gladness and content about something.

‘Great! Thanks for the wonderful work.’;

Greatinterjection

sarcastic inversion thereof.

‘Oh, great! I just dumped all 500 sheets of the manuscript all over and now I have to put them back in order.’;

Greatnoun

A person of major significance, accomplishment or acclaim.

‘Newton and Einstein are two of the greats of the history of science.’;

Greatnoun

(music) The main division in a pipe organ, usually the loudest division.

Greatadverb

very well in a very satisfactory manner

‘Those mechanical colored pencils work great because they don't have to be sharpened.’;

Greatadjective

Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous; expanded; - opposed to small and little; as, a great house, ship, farm, plain, distance, length.

Greatadjective

Large in number; numerous; as, a great company, multitude, series, etc.

Greatadjective

Long continued; lengthened in duration; prolonged in time; as, a great while; a great interval.

Greatadjective

Superior; admirable; commanding; - applied to thoughts, actions, and feelings.

Greatadjective

Endowed with extraordinary powers; uncommonly gifted; able to accomplish vast results; strong; powerful; mighty; noble; as, a great hero, scholar, genius, philosopher, etc.

Greatadjective

Holding a chief position; elevated: lofty: eminent; distinguished; foremost; principal; as, great men; the great seal; the great marshal, etc.

‘He doth object I am too great of birth.’;

Greatadjective

Entitled to earnest consideration; weighty; important; as, a great argument, truth, or principle.

Greatadjective

Pregnant; big (with young).

‘The ewes great with young.’;

Greatadjective

More than ordinary in degree; very considerable in degree; as, to use great caution; to be in great pain.

‘We have allGreat cause to give great thanks.’;

Greatadjective

Older, younger, or more remote, by single generation; - often used before grand to indicate one degree more remote in the direct line of descent; as, great-grandfather (a grandfather's or a grandmother's father), great-grandson, etc.

Greatnoun

The whole; the gross; as, a contract to build a ship by the great.

Greatadjective

relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind;

‘a great juicy steak’; ‘a great multitude’; ‘the great auk’; ‘a great old oak’; ‘a great ocean liner’; ‘a great delay’;

Greatadjective

more than usual;

‘great expectations’; ‘great worry’;

Greatadjective

(used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation;

‘our distinguished professor’; ‘an eminent scholar’; ‘a great statesman’;

Greatadjective

of major significance or importance;

‘a great work of art’; ‘Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th century’;

Greatadjective

remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect;

‘a great crisis’; ‘had a great stake in the outcome’;

Greatadjective

very good;

‘he did a bully job’; ‘a neat sports car’; ‘had a great time at the party’; ‘you look simply smashing’;

Greatadjective

uppercase;

‘capital A’; ‘great A’; ‘many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script’;

Greatadjective

marked by active interest and enthusiasm;

‘an avid sports fan’; ‘a great walker’; ‘an eager beaver’;

Greatadjective

in an advanced stage of pregnancy;

‘was big with child’; ‘was great with child’;

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