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English definition of “great”


adjective     /ɡreɪt/
EXCELLENT A1 very good: We had a great time . I've had a great idea !Informal words for goodGood, better and bestQuite good, or not very good
IMPORTANT B2 important or famous : a great statesman / novelist ImportanceUseful or advantageous
LARGE A2 large in amount , size , or degree : a great crowd of people Big and quite bigEnormous
EXTREME B1 extreme : great success / difficulty Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
great big/long, etc B2 very big / long , etc : I gave her a great big hug .Big and quite bigEnormousVery and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
a great many a large number Big and quite bigEnormous
greatness noun [U] → See also set great store by sth, the best/greatest thing since sliced bread, go to great lengths to do sth
(Definition of great adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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