1. [ adjective ] relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind

"a great juicy steak" "a great multitude" "the great auk" "a great old oak" "a great ocean liner" "a great delay"

Related terms: large
2. [ adjective ] more than usual

"great expectations" "great worry"

Related terms: high
3. [ adjective ] (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation
Synonyms: distinguished eminent

"our distinguished professor" "an eminent scholar" "a great statesman"

Related terms: important
4. [ adjective ] of major significance or importance
Synonyms: outstanding

"a great work of art" "Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th century"

Related terms: major
5. [ adjective ] remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect

"a great crisis" "had a great stake in the outcome"

Related terms: extraordinary
6. [ adjective ] (informal) very good
Synonyms: bully swell keen cracking corking dandy groovy neat nifty not_bad peachy slap-up cool smashing bang-up

"a bully pulpit" "a neat sports car" "had a great time at the party" "you look simply smashing"

Related terms: colloquialism good
7. [ adjective ] marked by active interest and enthusiasm
Synonyms: eager zealous avid

"an avid sports fan" "a great walker" "an eager beaver"

Related terms: enthusiastic
8. [ adjective ] uppercase
Synonyms: majuscule capital

"capital A" "great A" "many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"

Related terms: uppercase
9. [ adjective ] in an advanced stage of pregnancy
Synonyms: gravid enceinte expectant large heavy with_child big

"was big with child" "was great with child"

Related terms: pregnant
Similar spelling:   grate