Complete Definition of "greater"

English

rank|especially|placed|desire|564|greater|army|horse|send

Pronunciation
AHD|grāt'ə(r), IPA|/ˈgreɪtə(r)/, SAMPA|/"[email protected](r)/
audio|Greater-pronunciation-us.ogg|Audio pronunciation
:rhymes|eɪtə(r)

Homophones
grater

Adjective
greater

  1. comparative of|great|langEnglish|POSadjective
  2. Used in referring to a region or place together with the surrounding area; (of a city) metropolitan.

#*1990, Geza Peter Lauter & Chikara Higashi, Internationalization of the Japanese Economy, ISBN 0792390520, p. 285
#*:... statistics revealing that while greater Tokyo has a total area that represents only 3.6 percent of the total land available ... more than 25 percent of the country's population live there.
#*1997, Virginia Boucher, Interlibrary Loan Practices Handbook, ISBN 0838906672, p. 98
#*:... research libraries ... located in the greater Midwest.
#*2004, Richard Alan Meckel & Heather Munro Prescott, Children and Youth in Sickness and in Health: A Historical Handbook and Guide, ISBN 0313330417, p. 201
#*:The rate in isolated counties was about a third higher than in the greater metropolitan counties.

Translations
trans-top|comparative of great
Finnish: suurempi
Latin: maior m, f maius n
trans-mid
Portuguese: maior m, f
trans-bottom

io:greater
hu:greater
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