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English definition of “great”

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/novelistImportanceUseful or advantageous
LARGE A2 large in amount, size, or degree: a great crowd of peopleBig and quite bigEnormous
EXTREME B1 extreme: great success/difficultyVery 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 numberBig 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 Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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