Meaning of "great" in Essential American English Dictionary


adjective us /ɡreɪt/

A1 very good:

We had a great time.

A2 large:

a great crowd of people
A great number of buildings were damaged in the flood.


He has great difficulty walking.

important or famous:

a great actor
great big

very big:

He has a great big house.

(Definition of “great adjective” from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)