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Definitions of particular

  1. a small part that can be considered separately from the whole; " it was perfect in all details"
  2. surpassing what is common or usual or expected; " he paid especial attention to her"; " exceptional kindness"; " a matter of particular and unusual importance"; " a special occasion"; " a special reason to confide in her"; " what's so special about the year 2000?"
  3. exacting especially about details; " a finicky eater"; " fussy about clothes"; " very particular about how her food was prepared"
  4. first and most important; " his special interest is music"; " she gets special ( or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"
  5. a fact about some part ( as opposed to general); " he always reasons from the particular to the general"
  6. separate and distinct from others of the same group or category; " interested in one particular artist"; " a man who wishes to make a particular woman fall in love with him"
  7. providing specific details or circumstances; " a particular description of the room"
  8. separate and distinct from others; " an exception in this particular case"
  9. unique or specific to a person or thing or category; " the particular demands of the job"; " has a paraticular preference for Chinese art"; " a peculiar bond of sympathy between them"; " an expression peculiar to Canadians"; " rights peculiar to the rich"; " the special features of a computer"; " my own special chair"
  10. Relating to a part or portion of anything; concerning a part separated from the whole or from others of the class; separate; sole; single; individual; specific; as, the particular stars of a constellation.
  11. Of or pertaining to a single person, class, or thing; belonging to one only; not general; not common; hence, personal; peculiar; singular.
  12. Separate or distinct by reason of superiority; distinguished; important; noteworthy; unusual; special; as, he brought no particular news; she was the particular belle of the party.
  13. Concerned with, or attentive to, details; minute; circumstantial; precise; as, a full and particular account of an accident; hence, nice; fastidious; as, a man particular in his dress.
  14. Containing a part only; limited; as, a particular estate, or one precedent to an estate in remainder.
  15. Holding a particular estate; as, a particular tenant.
  16. A separate or distinct member of a class, or part of a whole; an individual fact, point, circumstance, detail, or item, which may be considered separately; as, the particulars of a story.
  17. Special or personal peculiarity, trait, or character; individuality; interest, etc.
  18. Forming a part of a genus; relatively limited in extension; affirmed or denied of a part of a subject; as, a particular proposition; - opposed to universal: e. g. ( particular affirmative) Some men are wise; ( particular negative) Some men are not wise.
  19. One of the details or items of grounds of claim; - usually in the pl.; also, a bill of particulars; a minute account; as, a particular of premises.
  20. Distinct from others; individual; peculiar or special; exact; minute.
  21. Particularly.
  22. Relating to a particle: pertaining to a single person or thing: individual: special: worthy of special attention: concerned with things single or distinct: exect: nice in taste: precise.
  23. A distinct or minute part: a single point: a single instance: pl. details.
  24. A distinct part; single point.
  25. Pertaining to a single person or thing; special; exact.
  26. Pertaining to a part or item; separate; individual; specific.
  27. Specially noteworthy.
  28. Minute; exact; fastidious.
  29. A separate matter or item; an instance; point; detail.
  30. Pertaining to a single person or thing; single; individual; special; singular; nice in taste; peculiar; precise or exact.
  31. Details. In particular, specially.
  32. A single instance; a distinct part.
  33. Not general; individual; distinctive; odd; having something that distinguishes from others, used in the sense of contempt; nice; attentive to things single or distinct; exact; minute.
  34. A single instance; a single point.
  35. Details.
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Usage examples for particular

  1. Look here, I don't think we'll be anybody in particular – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  2. Oh, no particular way. – Home Fires in France by Dorothy Canfield
  3. Say that it is something particular – Among Malay Pirates And Other Tales Of Adventure And Peril by G. A. Henty
  4. Is there any particular reason why I should? – Among the Pond People by Clara Dillingham Pierson
  5. Why don't you come back with us if you are not looking for anybody in particular – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  6. Oh, I didn't mean anything in particular – The Eagle's Heart by Hamlin Garland
  7. That young person, replied the Chief, is to be your particular study. – Okewood of the Secret Service by Valentine Williams
  8. It is a general influence, never a particular one. – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  9. Yes, I can give you one in particular – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  10. I see that he don't seem to be headed anywhere in particular – Taken by the Enemy by Oliver Optic
  11. The doctor was particular about that, and we must do exactly as he said. – The Lone Ranche by Captain Mayne Reid
  12. One evening in particular she stood before the glass in the drawing- room, and looked at herself a long time with horror. – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  13. It's not you in particular – Dawn of All by Robert Hugh Benson
  14. " You have never been out of my thoughts for a moment, you and the children- that dear little Effie in particular but the other children too. – A Girl in Ten Thousand by L. T. Meade
  15. Well, let me tell you it isn't any particular fun for us to look on while you 'shop'! – Two Little Women on a Holiday by Carolyn Wells
  16. That the man's company will not be pleasant, I need hardly say; but we can't afford to be particular with so much at stake. – The League of the Leopard by Harold Bindloss
  17. Not that anything in particular did happen. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  18. I shall not tell her anything about it till he is ready to start, for you know she is very particular and I am afraid I shall have to say what is not quite true to get the order. – Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden by G. A. Henty
  19. Of course we trotted on together, neither glad nor sorry at having this particular companion. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  20. And he's very particular about his shirts. – Last Words by Stephen Crane
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