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Definition of Great


  1. Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous; expanded; -- opposed to small and little; as, a great house, ship, farm, plain, distance, length.
  2. Large in number; numerous; as, a great company, multitude, series, etc.
  3. Long continued; lengthened in duration; prolonged in time; as, a great while; a great interval.
  4. Superior; admirable; commanding; -- applied to thoughts, actions, and feelings.
  5. Endowed with extraordinary powers; uncommonly gifted; able to accomplish vast results; strong; powerful; mighty; noble; as, a great hero, scholar, genius, philosopher, etc.
  6. Holding a chief position; elevated: lofty: eminent; distingushed; foremost; principal; as, great men; the great seal; the great marshal, etc.
  7. Entitled to earnest consideration; weighty; important; as, a great argument, truth, or principle.
  8. Pregnant; big (with young).
  9. More than ordinary in degree; very considerable in degree; as, to use great caution; to be in great pain.
  10. 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.
  11. The whole; the gross; as, a contract to build a ship by the great.
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Great Translations

great in Afrikaans is puik, kostelik, groot
great in Danish is stor
great in Dutch is tof, tiptop, excellent, kostelijk
great in Finnish is iso
great in Hungarian is nagy
great in Italian is grande, importante
great in Latin is valde, multus, magnus maior maximus
great in Portuguese is grande, excelente
great in Spanish is gran, cuantioso, grande, excelente
great in Swedish is bra, stor