Translation of "great" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ɡreɪt/ us /ɡreɪt/

great adjective (BIG)

A2 large in amount, size, or degree

an enormous great hole 巨大的洞
The issue is of great importance to voters. 一大群人聚集在總統官邸外面。
The improvement in water standards over the last 50 years has been very great. 過去50年,水質有了很大的提高。
A great many people would agree. 很多人會表示贊同。
The great majority of (= almost all) people would agree. 絕大多數人都會表示贊同。
formal It gives us great pleasure to announce the engagement of our daughter Maria. 我們非常高興地宣佈我們的女兒瑪利亞訂婚了。
formal It is with great sorrow that I inform you of the death of our director. 我萬分悲痛地通知您我們院長逝世的消息。
I have great sympathy for you. 我對你深表同情。
I spent a great deal of time there. 我在那裡渡過了很長時間。

[ before noun ] used in names, especially to mean large or important

a Great Dane (= large type of dog) 大丹尼犬
Catherine the Great 凱瑟琳大帝(指葉卡捷琳娜二世)
the Great Wall of China 中國萬裡長城
the Great Bear (= group of stars) 大熊星座

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great adjective (FAMOUS)

B2 approving famous, powerful, or important as one of a particular type

a great politician/leader/artist/man/woman 偉大的政治家/領導人/藝術家/人/女性
This is one of Rembrandt's greatest paintings. 這是倫勃朗最傑出的油畫作品之一。
Who do you think is the greatest modern novelist? 你認為誰是最偉大的現代小說家?

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great adjective (EXTREME)

B1 extreme

great success/difficulty 巨大的勝利/極度困難

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great adjective (GOOD)

A1 informal very good

a great idea 好主意
We had a great time last night at the party. 昨晚聚會上我們玩得非常開心。
It's great to see you after all this time! 分開那麼長時間,再見到你真是太高興了!
"I'll lend you the car if you like." "Great! Thanks a lot!" 「要是你想駕駛的話,我可以把車借給你。」「那太好了!多謝!」
"What's your new teacher like?" "Oh, he's great." 「你的新老師怎樣?」「噢,他非常好。」
"How are you feeling now?" "Great." 「現在你的感覺怎樣?」「太好了。」

informal used to mean that something is very bad

Oh great ! That's all I need - more bills! 嘿,真絕!該遇上的全遇上了——又來帳單了!

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noun [ U ] uk /ˈɡreɪt.nəs/ us /ˈɡreɪt.nəs/

B2 skill and importance

Her greatness as a writer is unquestioned. 她是一名偉大的作家,這無可置疑。

greatadverb [ before noun ], adjective

uk /ɡreɪt/ us /ɡreɪt/ informal

B2 used to emphasize the meaning of another word

a great big spider 巨型蜘蛛
a great long queue 排得特別長的隊
You great idiot! 你這個大傻瓜!
Pat's a great friend of mine. 派特是我的好朋友。

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greatnoun [ C ]

uk /ɡreɪt/ us /ɡreɪt/

a famous person in a particular area of activity

former tennis great Arthur Ashe 前網壇名將亞瑟‧阿什
Woody Allen, one of the all-time greats of the cinema 伍迪‧艾倫,有史以來最偉大的電影巨擘之一


uk /ɡreɪt-/ us /ɡreɪt-/

used with a word for a family member to mean one generation away from that member

your great-grandmother (= the grandmother of one of your parents) 你的(外)曾祖母
your great-grandson (= the grandson of your child) 你的曾(外)孫

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(Translation of “great” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)