Definition for greater (2 of 2)
adjective, great·er, great·est.
- enthusiastic about some specified activity (usually followed by at, for, or on): He's great on reading poetry aloud.
- skillful; expert (usually followed by at or on): He's great at golf.
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.
Origin of great
SYNONYMS FOR great
Examples from the Web for greater
The need for an Ebola vaccine in West Africa has never been greater.
The hope was that greater transparency about performance would drive results.The ‘No Child’ Rewrite Threatens Your Kids’ Future|Jonah Edelman|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Veterans are a small minority of the population, as well, serving the greater whole.A Veteran’s View: NYC Cold War Between Cops and City Hall|Matt Gallagher|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Consider, too, that in this digital age, making something public is not only easier but has greater reach.
Mistletoes on mesquite trees in central Mexico have been linked to a greater abundance of tropical bird species.
The march to Ali-Musjid occupied the greater part of the day.Our Soldiers|W.H.G. Kingston
And perhaps for her it wore the greater dignity from her vague idea of its internal workings.Wheat and Huckleberries|Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile
The arts in general are carried among these people to a greater degree of perfection than by the other natives of Sumatra.The History of Sumatra|William Marsden
The English minsters are long, narrow and low in contrast with the greater squareness and height of French contemporary churches.
This was a greater faith than that of her daughter-in-law, Ruth, whose name is not mentioned.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews|Thomas Charles Edwards
British Dictionary definitions for greater (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for greater (2 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 Formsgreatly, adverbgreatness, noun
Word Origin for great
Idioms and Phrases with greater
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