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Dictionary definition for: Great

1. (s) 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"

2. (s) more than usual; "great expectations" "great worry"

3. (s) (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation; "our distinguished professor" "an eminent scholar" "a great statesman"

4. (s) of major significance or importance; "a great work of art" "Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th century"

5. (s) remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect; "a great crisis" "had a great stake in the outcome"

6. (s) very good; "he did a bully job" "a neat sports car" "had a great time at the party" "you look simply smashing"

7. (s) uppercase; "capital A" "great A" "many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"

8. (s) marked by active interest and enthusiasm; "an avid sports fan" "a great walker" "an eager beaver"

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