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Definitions of general

  1.   Pertaining to a genus; relating to all of a class.
  2.   not specialized or limited to one class of things; " general studies"; " general knowledge"
  3.   Large; sweeping; indefinite.
  4.   An officer who commands any body of troops not less than a brigade.
  5.   applying to all or most members of a category or group; " the general public"; " general assistance"; " a general rule"; " in general terms"; " comprehensible to the general reader"
  6.   The whole; the chief part; the commander of an army; also the second in rank, or lieutenant- general, the commander of a division, or major- general, and the commander of a brigade, or brigadier- general- all general officers being above the rank of colonel; particular beat of drum or march, which, in the morning, gives notice for the infantry to be in readiness to march; the chief of an order of monks, or of all the houses or congregations under the same rule. A general term, a term denoting a whole class. In general, in the main; for most part.
  7.   The whole; the commander of an army division or brigade.
  8.   Relating to a genus or kind; pertaining to a whole class or order; as, a general law of animal or vegetable economy.
  9.   Officer commanding not less than a brigade; chief commander of an army.
  10.   affecting the entire body; " a general anesthetic"; " general symptoms"
  11.   Having a relation to all; common to the whole; as, Adam, our general sire.
  12.   Relating to a whole genus, kind, class, order, or race; not special or particular; pertaining to the majority; usual; ordinary; extensive but not universal; indefinite; senior or highest; as, Postmaster- General.
  13.   One of the chief military officers of a government or country; the commander of an army, of a body of men not less than a brigade. In European armies, the highest military rank next below field marshal.
  14.   Viewed as a whole.
  15.   Comprehending many species or individuals; not special or particular; including all particulars; as, a general inference or conclusion.
  16.   The whole; the total; the chief commander of an army; the commander of a division.
  17.   a fact about the whole ( as opposed to particular); " he discussed the general but neglected the particular"
  18.   Common to many, or the greatest number; widely spread; prevalent; extensive, though not universal; as, a general opinion; a general custom.
  19.   Generally.
  20.   prevailing among and common to the general public; " the general discontent"
  21.   Not restrained or limited to a precise import; not specific; vague; indefinite; lax in signification; as, a loose and general expression.
  22.   command as a general; " We are generaled by an incompetent!"
  23.   The public; the people; the vulgar.
  24.   ( medicine) affecting the entire body; " a general anesthetic"; " general symptoms"
  25.   Relating to a whole class; comprehending many species; not special; not restricted to a particular import, or not specific; common; not directed to a single object; vague; usual.
  26.   As a whole; in gross; for the most part.
  27.   The roll of the drum which calls the troops together; as, to beat the general.
  28.   The whole or chief part: an officer who is head over a whole department: a military officer who commands a body of men not less than a brigade: the chief commander of an army in service: in the R. C. Church, the head of a religious order, responsible only to the Pope.
  29.   Relating to a whole class or order; not special or particular; public; common; extensive; usual.
  30.   A general principle, statement, or notion; totality.
  31.   of national scope; " a general election"
  32.   somewhat indefinite; " bearing a general resemblance to the original"; " a general description of the merchandise"
  33.   the head of a religious order or congregation
  34.   Relating to a genus or whole class: including many species: not special: not restricted: common: prevalent r public: loose: vague.
  35.   a general officer of the highest rank
  36.   Common; customary; wide- spread.
  37.   Usual; common, on most occasions; as, his general habit or method.
  38.   of worldwide scope or applicability; " an issue of cosmopolitan import"; " the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; " universal experience"
  39.   Common; prevalent; public; vague.
  40.   The whole; the total; that which comprehends or relates to all, or the chief part; - opposed to particular.
  41.   The chief of an order of monks, or of all the houses or congregations under the same rule.

Quotes of general

  1. A place is an area within an environment that has been altered in such a way to make the general environment more conspicuous. – Carl Andre
  2. That the state of knowledge in any country will exert a directive influence on the general system of instruction adopted in it, is a principle too obvious to require investigation. – Charles Babbage
  3. I can be very reserved about things. My business side isn't shy. I can be like a general But I've got a shy side. I'm also a lot deeper than people think, and a lot more sensitive. But I don't let people in too much.' – Michael Bay
  4. Worldly wealth is the Devil's bait; and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase, as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun. – Robert Burton
  5. I never participated in far -reaching political decisions, since I never belonged to the circle of the closest associates of Adolf Hitler, neither was I consulted by Adolf Hitler on general political questions, nor did I ever take part in conferences about such problems. – Hans Frank
  6. The laws of probability, so true in general so fallacious in particular. – Edward Gibbon
  7. In general anyone who paid the long distance telephone tax will get the refund on their 2006 federal income tax return. This includes individuals, businesses and non -profit organizations. – Virgil Goode
  8. In the general course of human nature, A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will. – Alexander Hamilton
  9. The powers of Congress are totally inadequate to preserve the balance between the respective States, and oblige them to do those things which are essential for their own welfare or for the general good. – Henry Knox
  10. Who knows the minds of men and how they reason and what their methodology is? But I am not going to extrapolate from the General Conference backing out on my book and make it a personal issue. – Walter Martin
  11. I don't surf the net in general I have someone do it for me instead, because I find it sluggish. – Brian May
  12. This time at Birmingham turned me into a general biologist, and ever since then I have always tried to take a biological approach to any research project that I have undertaken. – Paul Nurse
  13. No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it. – Fernando Pessoa
  14. He is neither a strategist nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general Other than that he's a great military man. – Norman Schwarzkopf
  15. I think there are more female characters in videogames now but I also think that's because videogames in general are more diverse now. – Tara Strong

Usage examples for general

  1. The General thought over it. ” – The Tragic Comedians, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. Neither of these are fix'd to a Word of a general Signification, or proper Name. ” – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  3. “ I do happen to know that General Gordon is dead! ” – The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon by José Maria Gordon
  4. And then came the general council with Cadillac in the chair. ” – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  5. Say, General let's have twenty- five men at least. ” – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  6. “ " It is good, but too difficult for general use," said the friend. ” – The Great German Composers by George T. Ferris
  7. He didn't get an answer, and put out a general call. ” – Four-Day Planet by Henry Beam Piper
  8. “ That's just what I should like to know, General – The Man of Destiny by George Bernard Shaw
  9. But the general did not think so. ” – The Valley of Vision by Henry Van Dyke
  10. “ " Really I cannot tell you all those things; they are scarcely of general interest. ” – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  11. Only I suppose it is not the general rule, and that there are friends 'with a difference. ” – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
  12. And the following circumstances of the war were even more important than the general fact. ” – Biographical Essays by Thomas de Quincey
  13. If the 'doctors' are already there it is we who shall have killed the general – The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux
  14. And you, general what do you say? ” – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  15. It is so, general – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  16. He, of course, knew about it from the general – The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon by José Maria Gordon
  17. He may even be a great general some day. ” – The Mexican Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins
  18. But it does look as if things in general pointed in that direction. ” – The Auto Boys' Mystery by James A. Braden
  19. The General had known he was going away. ” – Mary Gray by Katharine Tynan
  20. “ " All right," replied the General – Revenge! by by Robert Barr

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