general adjective (COMMON)
B1 also as a general rule usually, or in most situations一般来说；通常；在一般情况下
In general, men are taller than women. 一般来说，男人个子比女人高。
be in the general interest formal
- The general consensus in the office is that he's useless at his job.
- There was a general air of expectancy in the crowd.
- These are general criticisms which should not be taken personally.
- The performance of the car industry is a good pointer to the general economic health of the country.
- It would seem to be a general truth that nothing is as straightforward as it at first seems.
general adjective (NOT DETAILED)
What he said was very general. 他说得很笼统。
The school aims to give children a general background in a variety of subjects. 学校旨在向孩子们概要介绍各种学科的背景知识。
general adjective (NOT LIMITED)
general knowledge 常识
generalnoun [ C ]uk /ˈdʒen.ər.əl/ us /ˈdʒen.ər.əl/
General Brown/Roger Brown
[ as form of address ] Thank you, General.
- The revolt in the north is believed to have been instigated by a high-ranking general.
- He's a competent enough officer, but I doubt he'll ever make general.
- The general mustered his troops.
- The general has ordered a partial withdrawal of troops from the area.
- The general made some bellicose statements about his country's military strength.