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English definition of “great”

great

adverb [before noun], adjective     /ɡreɪt/ informal
B2 used to emphasize the meaning of another word: a great big spider a great long queue You great idiot ! Pat's a great friend of mine.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
(Definition of great adverbadjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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