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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. first and most important; " his special interest is music"; " she gets special ( or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"
  3. 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"
  4. providing specific details or circumstances; " a particular description of the room"
  5. separate and distinct from others; " an exception in this particular case"
  6. 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.
  7. Of or pertaining to a single person, class, or thing; belonging to one only; not general; not common; hence, personal; peculiar; singular.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Containing a part only; limited; as, a particular estate, or one precedent to an estate in remainder.
  11. Holding a particular estate; as, a particular tenant.
  12. 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.
  13. Special or personal peculiarity, trait, or character; individuality; interest, etc.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Distinct from others; individual; peculiar or special; exact; minute.
  17. Particularly.
  18. 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.
  19. A distinct or minute part: a single point: a single instance: pl. details.
  20. A distinct part; single point.
  21. Pertaining to a single person or thing; special; exact.
  22. Pertaining to a part or item; separate; individual; specific.
  23. Specially noteworthy.
  24. Minute; exact; fastidious.
  25. A separate matter or item; an instance; point; detail.
  26. Pertaining to a single person or thing; single; individual; special; singular; nice in taste; peculiar; precise or exact.
  27. Details. In particular, specially.
  28. A single instance; a distinct part.
  29. 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.
  30. A single instance; a single point.
  31. Details.

Usage examples for particular

  1. 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
  2. Say that it is something particular. – Among Malay Pirates And Other Tales Of Adventure And Peril by G. A. Henty
  3. Why don't you come back with us if you are not looking for anybody in particular. – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  4. And he's very particular about his shirts. – Last Words by Stephen Crane
  5. Is there any particular reason why I should? – Among the Pond People by Clara Dillingham Pierson
  6. 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
  7. Of course we trotted on together, neither glad nor sorry at having this particular companion. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  8. That young person, replied the Chief, is to be your particular study. – Okewood of the Secret Service by Valentine Williams
  9. It's not you in particular. – Dawn of All by Robert Hugh Benson
  10. I see that he don't seem to be headed anywhere in particular. – Taken by the Enemy by Oliver Optic
  11. Oh, no particular way. – Home Fires in France by Dorothy Canfield
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Yes, I can give you one in particular. – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  15. Not that anything in particular did happen. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  16. Oh, I didn't mean anything in particular. – The Eagle's Heart by Hamlin Garland
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