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"
Of larger size or more importance than others of its kind.
"the great auk"
Involving more generations than the word qualified implies (from 1510s). [see Derived terms]
Pregnant; large with young; full of.
"great with child"
"great with hope"
Extreme or more than usual.
Of significant importance or consequence; important.
"a great decision"
Arising from or possessing superior; commanding; heroic; illustrious; eminent.
"a great deed"
"a great nature"
"a great history"
Impressive or striking.
"a great show of wealth"
Much in use; favoured.
"Poetry was a great convention of the Romantic era."
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."
Title referring to an important leader.
"Alexander the Great"
Doing or active or enthusiastic.
"What a great buffoon!"
"He's not a great one for reading."
"a great walker"
Skilful or adroit.
"a great carpenter"
"You are great at singing."
Very good; excellent; wonderful; fantastic (from 1848).
"Dinner was great."
Intensifying a word or expression, used in mild oaths.
"a dirty great smack in the face"
Expression of gladness and content about something.
"Great! Thanks for the wonderful work."
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."
A person of major significance, accomplishment or acclaim.
"Newton and Einstein are two of the greats of the history of science."
The main division in a pipe organ, usually the loudest division.
very well in a very satisfactory manner
"Those mechanical colored pencils work great because they don't have to be sharpened."
Tending to excite wonder; surprising, extraordinary.
Surprisingly excellent; very good or admirable, extremely impressive.
"They served a wonderful six-course meal."
Exceedingly, to a great extent.
inspiring delight, pleasure, or admiration; extremely good; marvellous
"the climate was wonderful all the year round"
"they all think she's wonderful"
Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous; expanded; - opposed to small and little; as, a great house, ship, farm, plain, distance, length.
Large in number; numerous; as, a great company, multitude, series, etc.
Long continued; lengthened in duration; prolonged in time; as, a great while; a great interval.
Superior; admirable; commanding; - applied to thoughts, actions, and feelings.
Endowed with extraordinary powers; uncommonly gifted; able to accomplish vast results; strong; powerful; mighty; noble; as, a great hero, scholar, genius, philosopher, etc.
Holding a chief position; elevated: lofty: eminent; distinguished; foremost; principal; as, great men; the great seal; the great marshal, etc.
Entitled to earnest consideration; weighty; important; as, a great argument, truth, or principle.
Pregnant; big (with young).
More than ordinary in degree; very considerable in degree; as, to use great caution; to be in great pain.
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.
The whole; the gross; as, a contract to build a ship by the great.
Adapted to excite wonder or admiration; surprising; strange; astonishing.
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"
more than usual;
(used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation;
"our distinguished professor"
"an eminent scholar"
"a great statesman"
of major significance or importance;
"a great work of art"
"Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th century"
remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect;
"a great crisis"
"had a great stake in the outcome"
"he did a bully job"
"a neat sports car"
"had a great time at the party"
"you look simply smashing"
"many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"
marked by active interest and enthusiasm;
"an avid sports fan"
"a great walker"
"an eager beaver"
in an advanced stage of pregnancy;
"was big with child"
"was great with child"
extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers;
"a fantastic trip to the Orient"
"the film was fantastic!"
"a howling success"
"a marvelous collection of rare books"
"had a rattling conversation about politics"
"a tremendous achievement"