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Definition of Great

  • Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous; expanded; -- opposed to small and little; as, a great house, ship, farm, plain, distance, length.
  • Large in number; numerous; as, a great company, multitude, series, etc.
  • Long continued; lengthened in duration; prolonged in time; as, a great while; a great interval.
  • Superior; admirable; commanding; -- applied to thoughts, actions, and feelings.
  • Endowed with extraordinary powers; uncommonly gifted; able to accomplish vast results; strong; powerful; mighty; noble; as, a great hero, scholar, genius, philosopher, etc.
  • Holding a chief position; elevated: lofty: eminent; distinguished; foremost; principal; as, great men; the great seal; the great marshal, etc.
  • Entitled to earnest consideration; weighty; important; as, a great argument, truth, or principle.
  • Pregnant; big (with young).
  • More than ordinary in degree; very considerable in degree; as, to use great caution; to be in great pain.
  • Older, younger, or more remote, by single generation; -- often used before grand to indicate one degree more remote in the direct line of descent; as, great-grandfather (a grandfather's or a grandmother's father), great-grandson, etc.
  • The whole; the gross; as, a contract to build a ship by the great.
  • a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field

How to use great in a sentence. Great pronunciation.

So I came down the little path swiftly, and then round the great rock, and up towards the door.
I ask him how it came he lived here alone; how it came that he made chairs, he, with brains enough to build great houses or great bridges; how it was that drink and he were such friends; and how he, a Catholic, lived here among us Quakers, so singular, uncompanionable, and severe.
But all the time the bright, unclouded sun looked down on a smiling land, and in Cairo streets the din of the hammers, the voices of the boys driving heavily laden donkeys, the call of the camel-drivers leading their caravans into the great squares, the clang of the brasses of the sherbet-sellers, the song of the vendor of sweetmeats, the drone of the merchant praising his wares, went on amid scenes of wealth and luxury, and the city glowed with colour and gleamed with light.
At his feet lay the great mosque, and the citadel, whose guns controlled the city, could pour into it a lava stream of shot and shell.
The Padre knew from the start, but I learned at great expense, and went out of business-closed up shop for ever, with a bald head and my Tips for the Tired.
He's a deep one, and a great artist is Nahoum.
The consuls and agents of all the nations save one were in brilliant uniform, and pashas, generals, and great officials were splendid in gold braid and lace, and wore flashing Orders on their breasts.
Now, with amusement in his eyes, Prince Kaid watched David coming up the great hall.
He had had his great fight for place and power, alien as he was in religion, though he had lived in Egypt since a child.
When Nahoum left the great salon, he directed his steps towards the quarters of the Chief Eunuch, thinking of David, with a vague desire for pursuit and conflict.
There was work to do in England, work too little done-the memory of the great meeting at Heddington flashed upon him.
It seemed as if the world must be noiseless, for not a sound of the life in other parts of the Palace came to him, not an echo or vibration of the city which stirred beyond the great gateway.
With a great effort of the will he ruled himself to quietness again.
As he turned his course to the Nile, and crossed over the great bridge, there went clanking by in chains a hundred conscripts, torn from their homes in the Fayoum, bidding farewell for ever to their friends, receiving their last offerings, for they had no hope of return.
He had wandered on until he had come to the end of the bridge and into the great groups of traffickers who, at this place, made a market of their wares.
Here a great duty lay-his life for this land, his life, and his love, and his faith.
You are great and good; you will know at least that I go because it is the only thing to do.
It's a great game-like Abe Lincoln's.
I can aid thee in the great task.
Excellency, I have now great riches-since Death smote Foorgat Bey in the forehead" -still his eyes conveyed no meaning, though Hylda shrank back-"and I would use them for the good thou wouldst do here.

Examples of Great

Example #1
But, as I did so, my heart stood still, for I heard voices.
Example #2
Yet I felt that I must needs go and lay my hand in love upon the door of the empty hut which had been ever as thee left it.
Example #3
I think it true, and sadly true, that a man with a vice which he is able to satisfy easily and habitually, even as another satisfies a virtue, may give up the wider actions of the world and the possibilities of his life for the pleasure which his one vice gives him, and neither miss nor desire those greater chances of virtue or ambition which he has lost.
Example #4
I feel Soolsby here at times so sharply that it would seem he came again and was in this room, though he is dead and gone.
Example #5
Dark faces grinned over the steaming pot at the door of the cafes, idlers on the benches smoked hasheesh, female street-dancers bared their faces shamelessly to the men, and indolent musicians beat on their tiny drums, and sang the song of "O Seyyid," or of "Antar"; and the reciter gave his sing-song tale from a bench above his fellows.
Example #6
The fellah gave labour and taxes and backsheesh and life to the State, and the long line of tyrants above him, under the sting of the kourbash; the high officials gave backsheesh to the Prince Pasha, or to his Mouffetish, or to his Chief Eunuch, or to his barber, or to some slave who had his ear.