Translation of "general" - English-French dictionary

general

adjectivegeneral /ˈdʒɛnərəl/
broad, not specific
général/-ale

Can you give me a general idea of what the book is about?
Pouvez-vous me donner une idée générale du sujet de ce livre ?

The ball landed in that general area.
Le ballon a atterri à peu près dans cette zone.
general knowledge
knowledge of a variety of subjects
culture feminine générale

a general knowledge quiz
un questionnaire de culture générale
involving or relating to all or most people or things
général/-ale , répandu/-ue , courant/-ante

a general feeling of worry
un sentiment général d'inquiétude

a general agreement/consensus
un accord/consensus général

a general dental practice
une pratique dentaire répandue/courante
normal or usual
général/-ale , habituel/-elle

His general instinct is to avoid publicity.
L'instinct qui lui fait habituellement éviter la publicité.
as a general rule
in normal situations
en règle générale

As a general rule, I don't give money to political candidates.
En règle générale, je ne donne pas d'argent aux candidats politiques.
the general public/population
normal or average people in society
le grand public masculine
in general
usually or most of the time
en général

In general, the kids are in bed by 9 p.m.
En général, les enfants sont au lit pour 21h.
≠in particular; considered as a whole, not in detail
en général

I just worry about life in general.
Je m'inquiète juste pour la vie en général.
usually or most of the time
en général

In general, the kids are in bed by 9 p.m.
En général, les enfants sont au lit pour 21h.
≠in particular; considered as a whole, not in detail
en général

I just worry about life in general.
Je m'inquiète juste pour la vie en général.

general

noun countablegeneral /ˈdʒɛnərəl/
the highest-rank of officer in the army, air force, or marine corps
général masculine

a four-star general
un général à quatre étoiles

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

general

adjective /ˈdʒenərəl/

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

général
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

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

without details

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

(as part of an official title) chief

général
the Postmaster General.
generalize verb ( generalise)

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

généraliser
He’s trying to generalize from only two examples.

to talk (about something) in general terms

dire des généralités
We should stop generalizing and discuss each problem separately.
generalization noun ( generalisation)

généralisation
generally adverb

usually; by most people; on the whole

généralement
He is generally disliked
He generally wins.
general election

an election in which the voters in every constituency are involved.

élections générales
general store

a shop that sells a wide range of goods.

grand magasin
as a general rule

usually; in most cases

en règle générale
As a general rule, we don’t employ unskilled workers.
in general

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

en général
People in general were not very sympathetic
People were in general not very sympathetic.
the general public

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

le grand public
This policy is unlikely to gain the support of the general public.

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