Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Russian translation of “general”

general

adjective
 
 
/ˈdʒenərəl/
NOT DETAILED B1 not detailed, but including the most basic or necessary information
общий, основной
These leaflets contain some general information about the school. I've got a general idea of how it works.General
MOST PEOPLE [always before noun] B2 relating to or involving all or most people, things, or places
общий, повсеместный
There seems to be general agreement on this matter.GeneralPlain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiring
NOT LIMITED [always before noun] B2 including a lot of things or subjects and not limited to only one or a few
общий, общего характера
general knowledgeGeneral
in general B2 considering the whole of someone or something, and not just a particular part of them
вообще, в целом
I still have a sore throat, but I feel much better in general.General
B1 usually, or in most situations
обычно, как правило
In general, the weather here stays sunny.General
(Definition of general adjective from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “general” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

monster

any imaginary frightening creature, especially one that is large and strange

Word of the Day

What’s that lovely smell?

by Kate Woodford,
October 29, 2014
As adult humans, we can distinguish about 10,000 different smells. It’s no wonder, then, that we have so many words and expressions to describe them. This week we’re taking a look at those smell words – words that describe good smells and words that describe bad smells. Most smell words are either

Read More 

high-frequency trading noun

October 27, 2014
a type of stock market trading that uses very complex technology to trade extremely quickly, often making tiny profits which nevertheless add up to substantial sums Lewis’s book, Flash Boys, is driving a huge amount of attention toward the topic of high frequency trading, and it has rekindled some of

Read More