Meaning of "special" in Essential American English Dictionary


adjective us /ˈspeʃ·əl/

A2 better or more important than usual things:

I’m cooking something special for her birthday.

B1 different from normal things, or used for one purpose:

You need to use a special kind of paint on metal.
special attention/treatment

treatment that is better than usual

special offer

B1 a price that is lower than usual:

There’s a special offer on wine this week.

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