1. [ adjective ] not to be surpassed
Synonyms: top

"his top effort"

Related terms: maximal
2. [ adjective ] greatest in size of those under consideration
Synonyms: largest biggest
Related terms: large
3. [ adjective ] most of

"spoke for the greatest part of an hour"

Related terms: best
4. [ adjective ] greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement
Synonyms: leading preeminent

"our greatest statesmen" "the country's leading poet" "a preeminent archeologist"

Related terms: superior
5. [ adjective ] highest in quality
Synonyms: superlative sterling
Related terms: superior
Similar spelling:   greatcoat