great

As an adjective great describes things that are very good, large, or important — like a great movie, a great forest, or a great battle that changed the course of a war.

Great can also be a noun: a person who is a legend in his or her field, like Aretha Franklin, a soul great, or Wayne Gretzky — a hockey great who became known as "the Great One." Only a few people qualify for the distinction of being a great — it takes a remarkable talent that continues to awe people long after the person's heyday.

Definitions of great
1

n a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field

“he is one of the greats of American music”
Type of:
achiever, succeeder, success, winner
a person with a record of successes

adj 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”
Synonyms:
big, large
above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent

adj of major significance or importance

“a great work of art”
Synonyms:
outstanding
important, of import
of great significance or value

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

“a great crisis”
“had a great stake in the outcome”
Synonyms:
extraordinary
beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable

adj very good

“had a great time at the party”
Synonyms:
bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad, peachy, slap-up, smashing, swell
good
having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified

adj uppercase

great A”
Synonyms:
capital, majuscule
uppercase
relating to capital letters which were kept in the top half of a compositor's type case

adj in an advanced stage of pregnancy

“was great with child”
Synonyms:
big, enceinte, expectant, gravid, heavy, large, with child
pregnant
carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life

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