Definition Of great


(in names of family relationships) denoting one degree further removed upward or downward.


a great or distinguished person.

the Beatles, Bob Dylan, all the greats

denoting the element of something that is the most important or the most worthy of consideration.

the great thing is the challenge

excellently; very well.

we played awful, they played great

of ability, quality, or eminence considerably above the normal or average.

the great Italian conductor

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Example Of great

  • "You great liar, Grayson," Heath said with a subdued laugh.

  • great reed warbler

  • great white shark

  • A great critic has the ability to make the individual voice become a collective one.

  • All entrants are mixed up in a great big cybertombola, and the lucky winners get tickets.

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