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.

Quotes of particular

  1. A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting. – James M. Barrie
  2. Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it. – Denis Diderot
  3. There can be a lot done if you are not so particular about who gets credit for it. – John Freeman
  4. There is a spirit and a need and a man at the beginning of every great human advance. Every one of these must be right for that particular moment of history, or nothing happens. – Coretta Scott King
  5. It's like breathing in and out to me. It's like having a conversation with someone who isn't there. Because it has to be addressed to somebody- not a particular person, or very rarely. – Norman MacCaig
  6. You don't say to a university professor who is immersed in a particular subject that they should get a life. They are encouraged to enjoy their subject and to pass it on. – Magnus Magnusson
  7. So I've never found there was any particular separation between the two cultures at all, musically speaking. – Neville Marriner
  8. Libertarians typically argue that particular obligations, at least under normal circumstances, must be created by consent; they cannot be unilaterally imposed by others. – Tom G. Palmer
  9. I've always been a fan of science fiction films, and I've never been able to put my particular spin on it. – Ivan Reitman
  10. I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing particular to do with this planet or with the whole accidental universe- because, like Spinoza's God, it won't love us in return. – Bertrand Russell
  11. I try to get to those peculiar and particular things that you never think of to say. – Carly Simon
  12. In particular what is most important to me is the transformation of a sound by slowing it down, sometimes extremely, so that the inner of sound becomes a conceivable rhythm. – Karlheinz Stockhausen
  13. The increasing importance of Sydney must in some measure be attributed to the flourishing condition of the colony itself, to the industry of its farmers, to the successful enterprise of its merchants, and to particular local causes. – Charles Sturt
  14. In all honesty, I'm not able to talk about contracts. It's nothing with 'American Idol' in particular it's just things I really need to take care of in my life. – Mario Vazquez
  15. I think things like food, the food of the south is sort of the common tie that binds us all, Black and White, the sense memories. It's a very particular part of the country. – Sela Ward

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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