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Greater

[ grey-ter ]
/ ˈgreɪ tər /
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adjective
designating a city or country and its adjacent area: Greater New York; Greater Los Angeles.
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Origin of Greater

First recorded in 1570–80; great + -er4
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How to use Greater in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Greater

Greater
/ (ˈɡreɪtə) /

adjective
(of a city) considered with the inclusion of the outer suburbsGreater London
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