Complete Definition of "great"

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English

rank|made|did|such|85|great|must|these|two

Pronunciation
AHD|grÄt, IPA|/ɡɹeɪt/, SAMPA|/greIt/
audio|en-us-great.ogg|Audio (US)

Etymology
OE. great#Old English|grÄat.

Homophones
grate

Adjective
en-adj|greater|greatest

  1. very|Very big, large scale.

#: A great storm is approaching our shores.

  1. Very good.

#: Dinner was great.

  1. important|Important.
  2. Title referring to an important leader.

#: Alexander the Great

Usage notes
In simple situations, using modifiers of intensity such as fairly, somewhat, etc. can lead to an awkward construction, with the exception of certain common expressions such as âso greatâ and âreally greatâ. In particular âvery greatâ is unusually strong as a reaction, and in many cases âgreatâ or its meaning of âvery goodâ will suffice.

Translations
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Aramaic:

Armenian: Õ´Õ¥Õ® (metz)
Chinese: ç¹é«, ç®ä½ (jiÇntÇ); å大, ä¼å¤§ (wÄidà)
Danish: fed
German: groÃ, weit, ausgedehnt; [3] bedeutend
Icelandic: stór
Ido: granda
Italian: grande
Indonesian: hebat, agung, besar
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Greek: μεγάλοÏ, εÏμεγέθηÏ, εξαιÏεÏικÏÏ, θαÏμάÏιοÏ, ÏεÏίÏημοÏ
Japanese: ããã (sugoi), 大ãã (ãããã, Åkii), å大㪠(ãã ããª, idaina)
Polish: wielki m, wielka f, wielkie n
Scots: greet
Serbian: veliki m, velika f, veliko n, istaknuto n
Spanish: gran, grande; [3] importante
Swedish: fantastisk, enorm, betydelsefull
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trans-top|very big, large scale
French: grand m, grande f
German: groÃ
Hebrew: ×××× (gÉdol) m, ××××× (gdolÉ) f
Ido: granda
Italian: grande
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Kurdish: KUchar|ÙÙâزÙ
Scots: greet
Serbian: veliko n
Spanish: gran, grande
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trans-top|very good
French: superb, fameux
German: schön, fein, wundervoll
Hebrew: ××¢×××|××¢××Öµ× (meÊ¿ule) m, ××¢×××|××¢××Ö¸× (meÊ¿ulÉ) f

  • × ××ר (nehedÉr) m, × ××רת (nehederet) f
  • נפ×× (niflÉ) m, נפ××× (niflÉʾÉ) f

Ido: brava, tre bona
Italian: bene
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Kurdish: KUchar|زÛر Úاک
Russian: великий (velíkij)
Serbian: odliÄan, izvrstan
Spanish: muy bueno
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trans-top|important title
Dutch: de Grote
French: grand m, grande f
German: der GroÃe (e.g., "Alexander der GroÃe")
Hebrew: ×××× (gÉdol) m, ××××× (gdolÉ) f
trans-mid
Japanese: 大ç (ã ããã, daiÅ)
Russian: великий (velíkij)
Serbian: Veliki (e.g., Aleksandar Veliki}
Spanish: magno (e.g., Alejandro Magno)
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Interjection
en-intj

  1. Expression of gladness and content about something.

#: Great! Thanks for the wonderful work.

  1. 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.

Translations
trans-top|great!
Danish: fedt, super, nice
Dutch: fantastisch, fijn (can both be used as sarcasm)
French: très bien, génial
Hebrew: ××¢××× (meÊ¿ule), ××× ×××× (tov meʾod), × ××ר (nehedÉr)
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Kurdish: KUchar|باشÙâ, KUchar|زÛر ÚاکÙâ
Spanish: bien, grandioso
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Derived terms
rel-top|compound terms
just great
great big
great aunt
Great Dane
great-granddaughter
great granddaughter
great-grandfather
great grandfather
rel-mid
great-grandmother
great grandmother
great-grandson
great grandson
great uncle
Great Wall of China
great white shark
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Category:200 English basic words
Category:Positive words


Old English

Etymology
West Ger.|ang *grauta.

Adjective
grÄat

  1. great#English|great

Category:Old English adjectives

ar:great
es:great
fa:great
fr:great
ko:great
io:great
id:great
it:great
kk:great
ky:great
hu:great
ja:great
pl:great
ru:great
simple:great
fi:great
sv:great
ta:great
te:great
vi:great
tr:great
uk:great
zh:great

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