/ (ɡreɪts) /

pl n(at Oxford University)
  1. the Honour School of Literae Humaniores, involving the study of Greek and Roman history and literature and philosophy

  2. the final examinations at the end of this course

Words Nearby Greats

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How to use Greats in a sentence

  • Langham felt a dismal certainty before many weeks were over that Elsmere would miss his First in Greats.

    Robert Elsmere | Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • And he thought much that day, this perplexed man, our grandfather with so many "Greats" before the word.

    The Story of Ab | Stanley Waterloo
  • Far enough away now seemed Greats and not very alarming Plato and Aristotle at these first tentative encounters.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 | Compton Mackenzie
  • Letitia tried to count how many “Greats” belonged to the ancestors who had first owned these treasures, but it made her dizzy.

    The Green Door | Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • The ubiquitous cheese of classical Greats, imitated all around the world and back to Italy again.

    The Complete Book of Cheese | Robert Carlton Brown