adjective, great·er, great·est.
noun, plural greats, (especially collectively) great.
- the final examination for the bachelor's degree in the classics and mathematics, or Literae Humaniores, especially at Oxford University and usually for honors.
- the course of study.
- the subject studied.
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Along with Noma chef René Redzepi, Puglisi is a groundbreaking chef of new Nordic Cuisine, which turned Copenhagen into one of the world’s greatest dining destinations.Christian Puglisi Is Closing His Influential Copenhagen Restaurants. COVID Is Only Partly to Blame|Rafael Tonon|September 17, 2020|Eater
There's also an influx of counterfeit cheaper whiskies seeping into the markets, which could pose an even greater challenge, albeit less of a headline-grabbing one.It’s now possible to detect counterfeit whisky without opening the bottle|Jennifer Ouellette|September 17, 2020|Ars Technica
In 2012, 85 percent of Republicans and 66 percent of Democrats said the United States was the greatest nation.Poll: Sharp partisan differences now exist on foreign policy, views of American exceptionalism|Dan Balz, Scott Clement|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
“China is a great nation, and we should hope for the continued expansion.”Trump’s most popular YouTube ad is a stew of manipulated video|Glenn Kessler, Meg Kelly|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
Florida’s way down, Texas is now way down, Arizona, governor’s done a great job.Timeline: The 124 times Trump has downplayed the coronavirus threat|Aaron Blake, JM Rieger|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
Tend to your own garden, to quote the great sage of free speech, Voltaire, and invite people to follow your example.
It would became one of the first great mysteries in the United States of America, as it was only then 23 years old.
Unfortunately, this is more about protecting the legacy of a ‘great man.’
Great American leaders have long contributed profound thoughts of tremendous consequence to the public discourse.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“He turned pale, trembled to a great degree, was much agitated, and began to cry,” she told the court.
You have great influence with the children, I have remarked many times.Rossmoyne|Unknown
The Great Man is, I suppose, among the most difficult themes to treat convincingly in fiction.
His arms were growing heavy with fatigue, his mouth was parched, and great beads of perspiration stood upon his brow.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
In the porch he paused a moment, to draw on his woollen gloves, and button his great coat, and for something besides.Gifts of Genius|Various
It was a hope which came from something one of the great poets of the past had said, in prophecy.How to Tell Stories to Children|Sara Cone Bryant
British Dictionary definitions for great (1 of 2)
- of exceptional talents or achievements; remarkablea great writer
- (as noun)the great; one of the greats
- pregnantgreat with child
- full (of)great with hope
- to be informed about
- to be enthusiastic about or for
Derived forms of greatgreatly, adverbgreatness, noun
Word Origin for great
British Dictionary definitions for great (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with great
In addition to the idioms beginning with great
- great deal
- great guns
- great many
- great minds run in the same channel, all
- great shakes
- great white hope
- good (great) deal
- good (great) many
- go to any length (great lengths)
- have a good (great) mind to
- make great strides
- no great shakes
- set (great) store by