Definitions of great

  1. marked by active interest and enthusiasm; " an avid sports fan"; " a great walker"; " an eager beaver"
  2. ( informal) very good; " a bully pulpit"; " a neat sports car"; " had a great time at the party"; " you look simply smashing"
  3. in an advanced stage of pregnancy; " was big with child"; " was great with child"
  4. uppercase; " capital A"; " great A"; " many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"
  5. ( used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation; " our distinguished professor"; " an eminent scholar"; " a great statesman"
  6. remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect; " a great crisis"; " had a great stake in the outcome"
  7. more than usual; " great expectations"; " great worry"
  8. relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind; " a great juicy steak"; " a great multitude"; " the great auk"; " a great old oak"; " a great ocean liner"; " a great delay"
  9. of major significance or importance; " a great work of art"; " Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th century"
  10. very good; " he did a bully job"; " a neat sports car"; " had a great time at the party"; " you look simply smashing"
  11. Large in number; numerous; as, a great company, multitude, series, etc.
  12. Long continued; lengthened in duration; prolonged in time; as, a great while; a great interval.
  13. Endowed with extraordinary powers; uncommonly gifted; able to accomplish vast results; strong; powerful; mighty; noble; as, a great hero, scholar, genius, philosopher, etc.
  14. Holding a chief position; elevated: lofty: eminent; distingushed; foremost; principal; as, great men; the great seal; the great marshal, etc.
  15. Entitled to earnest consideration; weighty; important; as, a great argument, truth, or principle.
  16. Pregnant; big ( with young).
  17. More than ordinary in degree; very considerable in degree; as, to use great caution; to be in great pain.
  18. The whole; the gross; as, a contract to build a ship by the great.
  19. Greatness.
  20. Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous; expanded; - opposed to small and little; as, a great house, ship, farm, plain, distance, length.
  21. Superior; admirable; commanding; - applied to thoughts, actions, and feelings.
  22. Older, younger, or more remote, by single generation; - often used before grand to indicate one degree more remote in the direct line of descent; as, great- grandfather ( a grandfather's or a grandmother's father), great- grandson, etc.
  23. Large; chief; weighty; eminent; high in rank or position; noble; accomplished; long continued; showing a step of relationship by blood.
  24. Noble, or influential, people; with the.
  25. Greatly.
  26. Large: long- continued: superior: distinguished: highly gifted: noble: mighty: sublime: of high rank: chief: proud: weighty: indicating one degree more remote in the direct line of descent, as GREAT- GRANDFATHER, GREAT- GRANDSON.
  27. Large; numerous; chief; important; distinguished.
  28. Of large size, quantity, number, or duration; big; vast; numerous; prolonged.
  29. Important; mighty; eminent; distinguished; magnanimous; grand.
  30. More remote by one generation; as, great- grandfather, etc.
  31. Large; of large amount; long- continued; weighty; chief; of vast power and excellence; supreme; vast; wonderful; able; accomplished; distinguished; eminent; dignitied; magnanimous; magnificent; sublime; noble; proud; pregnant; difficult; distant by one more generation, in the ascending or descending line; pre- eminent.
  32. The whole; the gross; the lump; people of rank or distinction.
  33. Large or considerable in bulk, dimensions, or number; weighty; adorable; marvellous; principal; having rank or power; illustrious; eminent; of a high and noble character; expressing an extension or unusual degree of a thing; pregnant; a word used in the more remote steps of consanguinity, either ascending or descending, as great- grandfather; hard, difficult, or grievous.

Antonyms for great

dinky, underweight, medium, small, deuced, slim, amateurish, condensed, respectable, weightless, awful, clarified, awkward, lukewarm, vicious, subsidiary, blasted, second-rate, second class, refined, collateral, insouciant, lascivious, unskilled, raw, squalid, damnable, transitory, accursed, plebeian, clumsy, artless, halfhearted, ham-handed, acceptable, unwashed, low-grade, repulsive, ignoble, brutish, tiny, determinate, short-range, cussed, degraded, ordinary, excellent, primitive, ignorant, atrocious, dastardly, wee, rough, shrimpy, brute, mean, pitiable, dwarf, disinclined, proletarian, run-of-the-mill, substandard, so-so, incurious, off, frivolous, Noteless, indifferent, rotten, atomic, Freaking, O.K., run-of-the-mine, humble, lowly, middling, obscure, subnormal, sorry, unfit, untutored, junior, teeny-weeny, narrow, incidental, polished, unqualified, fleeting, execrable, darn, bush, half-pint, limited, teensy, punk, lamentable, unpolished, unenthusiastic, nonpregnant, stolid, diminutive, frail, Ferine, ineffective, minute, undersized, abominable, reluctant, foolish, base, sordid, Ungifted, inconsequential, ugly, incapable, low-life, lowborn, weak, abrupt, unacceptable, uninterested, vulgar, last, untalented, unschooled, pitiful, pocket, mournful, unable, minor, discreditable, cursed, common, danged, poor, fair, new, all-right, momentary, suboptimal, lowercase, minuscule, least, nonchalant, subhuman, miserable, detestable, pint-size, teeny, nugatory, secondary, subordinate, swinish, short, little, petite, detached, trivial, mini, weeny, pocket-size, darned, horrible, lower class, gauzy, feral, sucky, offensive, debased, splendid, miniature, sorrowful, impermanent, unprofessional, sudden, abject, toylike, apathetic, moving, Abased, ham-fisted, piteous, featherlight, petty, definite, jackleg, fast, SUBPAR., bush-league, itty-bitty, inefficient, unfitted, decent, fine, nice, circumscribed, short-term, bounded, lilliputian, tenuous, dirty, ineffectual, pathetic, sensual, crude, serviceable, disinterested, passable, hesitant, deficient, dissatisfactory, plain, unseasoned, unconcerned, nameless, bestial, humiliating, sour, remote, uncelebrated, adequate, touching, thin, abbreviated, aloof, feathery, hateful, fairish, satisfactory, sensitive, untried, loath, infinitesimal, light, incompetent, wanting, Curtailed, pygmy, insignificant, infernal, heavy-handed, knavish, mickey mouse, lame, averse, cotton-picking, little bitty, lightweight, paltry, shortish, ignominious, wrong, inept, untaught, Dang, terrible, rude, inexperienced, unsatisfactory, spiritless, languid, unwilling, unsung, untrained, degenerate, doggone, delicate, brutal, contemptible, bitty, ephemeral, beastly, restricted, baseborn, finite, unimportant, inexpert, insensible, casual, unfamous, bad, bitsy, short-lived, languorous, illegitimate, negligible, unskillful, puny, impassive, animalistic, crummy, low, would-be, dwarfish, mediocre, lumpen, degrading, brief, lackadaisical, unknown, amateur, inconsiderable, microminiature, teensy-weensy, good, coarse, shortened, fragile, sottish, WACK, defined, pure, fiddling, trifling, slight, slender, no-name, scanty, vile, dismal, small fry, inferior, prole, smallish, unrecognized, carnal, microscopic, measured, untested, outside, transient, tolerable, ill, despicable, wretched, small-minded, beginning, green, bantam, uneager, confounded, lousy.

Quotes of great

  1. Second, we have to make the most of the strengths we have, the amenities that many of our competitors cannot replicate. But again, those advantages won't mean much if we don't do a great job with the basics of our business. – Gerard Arpey
  2. By definition, gay is smart. I see plenty of macho heterosexual idiots, but nine times out of 10 you can have a great conversation if you find a gay guy. – Jason Bateman
  3. The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means. – Napoleon Bonaparte
  4. The stars are the great Gothic churches: spires, naves, delicate flying buttresses, massive conventional buttresses, stained glass and grandeur, grandeur, grandeur. – John Corry
  5. We used to go and play shows in the south in front of two people and now every show we did was just great The warm -ups, most of those weren't even advertised and most of them were sold out. I don't know what's going on, it's just so much different than it used to be. – Jon Crosby
  6. And if the great fear had not come upon me, as it did, and forced me to do my duty, I might have been less good to the people than some man who had never dreamed at all, even with the memory of so great a vision in me. – Black Elk
  7. You remember that my great vision came to me when I was only nine years old, and you have seen that I was not much good for anything until after I had performed the horse dance near the mouth of the Tongue River during my eighteenth summer. – Black Elk
  8. This club is all about winning trophies and we've got a chance of bringing the greatest trophy of them all back to Anfield, so it means a great deal obviously. – Steven Gerrard
  9. I regard it in fact as the great advantage of the mathematical technique that it allows us to describe, by means of algebraic equations, the general character of a pattern even where we are ignorant of the numerical values which will determine its particular manifestation. – Friedrich August von Hayek
  10. Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself. – Niccolo Machiavelli
  11. I can't moan about any of it. I had a great time in the goldfish bowl. – Robert Plant
  12. Taking time to sit back and watch and think about what you've seen is important. Traveling did a great deal to me. I found that when I travel and just sit in the corner and watch, a million ideas come to me. – Lionel Richie
  13. We strain to tell Americans and aliens in this country that there's nothing unique about America, nothing unique about American civilization, nothing that requires their allegiance, nothing of great value that they should sacrifice for. – Tom Tancredo
  14. Great thoughts come from the heart. – Luc de Clapier
  15. I was encouraged to hear that GM has made great progress on the hydrogen car. – Albert Wynn

Usage examples for great

  1. An' there's better things nor bein' a great man, efter a'. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  2. He had no great Father, as we have. – A Tramp's Sketches by Stephen Graham
  3. Never have I, poor woman, had such great need of this. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  4. " Because I know what great trouble you are in. – The King of Ireland's Son by Padraic Colum
  5. She wanted to be the wife of a great man. – The Gay Cockade by Temple Bailey
  6. He is in a great hurry, I think. – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  7. My husband, the great Mukaukas? – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  8. Man who alone is really great – Maxim Gorki by Hans Ostwald
  9. He did so, for a great part of the day. – The Art of the Story-Teller by Marie L. Shedlock
  10. " Before I met my wife, I did see a great deal of Mrs. Masterson. – A Man's Hearth by Eleanor M. Ingram
  11. " There is a lady who is a great friend of mine; she doesn'twant to go; I always talk to her about it. – Four Meetings by Henry James
  12. But about the great lady? – Fair Margaret by H. Rider Haggard
  13. Nothing very great so far, I'm sorry to say. – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  14. She took a great fancy to you. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  15. You are a great man. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  16. Been doin' anything great – The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy
  17. Now, we have no great use for talking. – The Cattle-Baron's Daughter by Harold Bindloss
  18. " Yes; she did tell me this, and a great deal more. – The Midnight Queen by May Agnes Fleming
  19. A young man of great promise. – The Jervaise Comedy by J. D. Beresford

Rhymes for great