Definitions of general

  1.   of worldwide scope or applicability an issue of cosmopolitan import the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time Christopher Morley universal experience
  2.   command as a general We are generaled by an incompetent
  3.   a fact about the whole as opposed to particular he discussed the general but neglected the particular
  4.   prevailing among and common to the general public the general discontent
  5.   not specialized or limited to one class of things general studies general knowledge
  6.   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
  7.   of national scope a general election
  8.   medicine affecting the entire body a general anesthetic general symptoms
  9.   somewhat indefinite bearing a general resemblance to the original a general description of the merchandise
  10.   a general officer of the highest rank
  11.   the head of a religious order or congregation
  12.   affecting the entire body a general anesthetic general symptoms
  13.   Relating to a genus or kind pertaining to a whole class or order as a general law of animal or vegetable economy
  14.   Comprehending many species or individuals not special or particular including all particulars as a general inference or conclusion
  15.   Not restrained or limited to a precise import not specific vague indefinite lax in signification as a loose and general expression
  16.   Common to many or the greatest number widely spread prevalent extensive though not universal as a general opinion a general custom
  17.   Having a relation to all common to the whole as Adam our general sire
  18.   As a whole in gross for the most part
  19.   Usual common on most occasions as his general habit or method
  20.   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
  21.   The roll of the drum which calls the troops together as to beat the general
  22.   The chief of an order of monks or of all the houses or congregations under the same rule
  23.   The public the people the vulgar
  24.   The whole the total that which comprehends or relates to all or the chief part opposed to particular
  25.   The whole the commander of an army division or brigade
  26.   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
  27.   Generally
  28.   Relating to a genus or whole class including many species not special not restricted common prevalent r public loose vague
  29.   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
  30.   Common prevalent public vague
  31.   Officer commanding not less than a brigade chief commander of an army
  32.   Pertaining to a genus relating to all of a class
  33.   Large sweeping indefinite
  34.   Common customary wide spread
  35.   Viewed as a whole
  36.   An officer who commands any body of troops not less than a brigade
  37.   A general principle statement or notion totality
  38.   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
  39.   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
  40.   Relating to a whole class or order not special or particular public common extensive usual
  41.   The whole the total the chief commander of an army the commander of a division

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

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