Translation of "great" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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greatadjective

uk /ɡreɪt/ us /ɡreɪt/

great adjective (BIG)

A2 large in amount, size, or degree

大量的;巨大的;強烈的
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

(用在名稱中,尤用於表示大或重要)大
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

卓越的;偉大的;傑出的;重大的
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

極大的;極度的
great success/difficulty 巨大的勝利/極度困難

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great adjective (GOOD)

A1 informal very good

美妙的;好極的;很棒的
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

(用於表示某事非常糟糕)真棒,真絕,真好
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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greatness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈɡreɪt.nəs/ us /ˈɡreɪt.nəs/

B2 skill and importance

偉大;卓著;傑出
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

(表示強調)
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

偉人;大人物;名人
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

great-prefix

uk /ɡreɪt-/ us /ɡreɪt-/

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

(與表示家庭成員的詞連用,表示更高或更低一輩)曾
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)