Translation of "general" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ˈdʒen·əəl/ us /ˈdʒen·rəl, ˈdʒen·ər·əl/

B1 with the most basic or necessary information but no details

These leaflets contain some general information about the school.

relating to or involving all or most people, things, or places

There seems to be general agreement on this matter.
in general

B1 usually, or in most situations

en general
In general, the weather here is good.
in general

considering the whole of someone or something

en general
I still have a sore throat, but I feel much better in general.
noun uk /ˈdʒen·ər·əl/ us /ˈdʒen·rəl, ˈdʒen·ər.əl/

a very important officer in the army or air force


(Translation of “general” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /ˈdʒenərəl/

of, involving etc all, most or very many people, things etc

The general feeling is that he is stupid
His general knowledge is good although he is not good at mathematics.

covering a large number of cases

As a general guide, the closer you live to the ocean, the more expensive properties become.

without details

I’ll just give you a general idea of the plan.

(as part of an official title) chief

jefe, general
the Postmaster General.
generalize verb ( (also generaliseBritish))

to make a general rule etc that can be applied to many cases, based on a number of cases

He’s trying to generalize from only two examples.

to talk (about something) in general terms

We should stop generalizing and discuss each problem separately.
generalization noun ( (also generalisationBritish))

It’s unfair to make such a sweeping generalization.
generally adverb

usually; by most people; on the whole

generalmente, corrientemente, por lo general
He is generally disliked
He generally wins.
general election noun

an election in which the voters in every constituency are involved

elecciones generales
Who do you think will win the general election?
the general public noun

the people of a town, country etc, considered as a group

el gran público
This policy is unlikely to gain the support of the general public.
general store noun

a shop that sells a wide range of goods.

gran almacén
as a general rule

usually; in most cases

por lo general, por norma
As a general rule, we don’t employ unskilled workers.
in general

usually; in most cases; most of (a group of people etc)

en general, por lo general
People in general were not very sympathetic
People were in general not very sympathetic.

(Translation of “general” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)