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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.

Great Quotations

Eleanor Roosevelt Quote
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Eleanor Roosevelt

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
Jim Carrey

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Albert Einstein

Isaac Asimov Quote
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
Isaac Asimov
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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

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