Definitions of special

  1. a television production that features a particular person or work or topic; " the last of a series of BBC specials on Iran is being shown tonight"
  2. a special offering ( usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising; " they are having a special on pork chops"
  3. a dish or meal given prominence in e. g. a restaurant
  4. A person or thing specially appointed. Special grace, the renewing and sanctifying influences of the Holy Spirit. Special pleading, the allegation of special new matter; pleading to gain a special point. Special verdict, one in which the facts of the case are found by the jury, and the law is submitted to the judges.
  5. Specially.
  6. having a specific function or scope; " a special ( or specific) role in the mission"
  7. first and most important; " his special interest is music"; " she gets special ( or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"
  8. for a special service or occasion; " a special correspondent"; " a special adviser to the committee"; " had to get special permission for the event"
  9. adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose; " a special kind of paint"; " a special medication for arthritis"
  10. Of or pertaining to a species; constituting a species or sort.
  11. Appropriate; designed for a particular purpose, occasion, or person; as, a special act of Parliament or of Congress; a special sermon.
  12. Limited in range; confined to a definite field of action, investigation, or discussion; as, a special dictionary of commercial terms; a special branch of study.
  13. Chief in excellence.
  14. A particular.
  15. One appointed for a special service or occasion.
  16. Pertaining to, or forming, a species or sort; as, the special characteristics of man; designed for a particular purpose; as, a special course of study; different from others; uncommon; particular; as, a special favor.
  17. Of a species or sort: particular: distinctive: uncommon: designed for a particular purpose: confined to a particular subject.
  18. Designating a species; distinctive; particular; specific.
  19. Singular; unique; particular; specific; diffrential.
  20. Designating a species or sort; particular; peculiar; designed for a particular purpose; extraordinary; for a particular subject; chief in excellence.
  21. Pert. to a species or sort; particular; designed for a particular purpose; confined to some particular department or subject; extraordinary.