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Idioms about great

    great with child, being in the late stages of pregnancy.

Origin of great

First recorded before 900; Middle English greet, Old English grēat; cognate with Dutch groot, German gross

OTHER WORDS FROM great

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Something that is great may be unusually or comparatively large in size or number. How is great different from the adjectives large and big? Find out more on Thesaurus.com

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British Dictionary definitions for great (1 of 2)

great
/ (ɡreɪt) /

adjective
adverb
informal very well; excellentlyit was working great
noun
Also called: great organ the principal manual on an organCompare choir (def. 4), swell (def. 16)

Derived forms of great

greatly, adverbgreatness, noun

Word Origin for great

Old English grēat; related to Old Frisian grāt, Old High German grōz; see grit, groat

British Dictionary definitions for great (2 of 2)

great-

prefix
being the parent of a person's grandparent (in the combinations great-grandfather, great-grandmother, great-grandparent)
being the child of a person's grandchild (in the combinations great-grandson, great-granddaughter, great-grandchild)
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