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English definition of “great”

great

adjective (GOOD)    /ɡreɪt/
A1 informal very good: a great idea We had a great time last night at the party. It's great to see you after all this time! "I'll lend you the car if you like." "Great! Thanks a lot!" "What's your new teacher like?" "Oh, he's great." "How are you feeling now?" "Great."Extremely good informal used to mean that something is very bad: Oh great ! That's all I need - more bills!Informal words for badRubbish and wasteSerious and unpleasantNot of good quality greatness     /ˈɡreɪt.nəs/ noun [U] B2 skill and importance: Her greatness as a writer is unquestioned.Skill, talent and ability
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