Definitions of special

  1. 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?"
  2. added to a regular schedule; " a special holiday flight"; " put on special buses for the big game"
  3. having a specific function or scope; " a special ( or specific) role in the mission"
  4. first and most important; " his special interest is music"; " she gets special ( or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"
  5. 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"
  6. 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"
  7. a special offering ( usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising; " they are having a special on pork chops"
  8. a dish or meal given prominence in e. g. a restaurant
  9. for a special service or occasion; " a special correspondent"; " a special adviser to the committee"; " had to get special permission for the event"
  10. adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose; " a special kind of paint"; " a special medication for arthritis"
  11. Of or pertaining to a species; constituting a species or sort.
  12. Particular; peculiar; different from others; extraordinary; uncommon.
  13. Appropriate; designed for a particular purpose, occasion, or person; as, a special act of Parliament or of Congress; a special sermon.
  14. 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.
  15. Chief in excellence.
  16. A particular.
  17. One appointed for a special service or occasion.
  18. 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.
  19. Specially.
  20. Relating to a particular subject, individual.
  21. Of a species or sort: particular: distinctive: uncommon: designed for a particular purpose: confined to a particular subject.
  22. Designating a species; distinctive; particular; specific.
  23. Singular; unique; particular; specific; diffrential.
  24. Designating a species or sort; particular; peculiar; designed for a particular purpose; extraordinary; for a particular subject; chief in excellence.
  25. 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.
  26. Pert. to a species or sort; particular; designed for a particular purpose; confined to some particular department or subject; extraordinary.

Quotes of special

  1. Remember that what you have is unique because it's your own special way of looking at the world. – Louise Brown
  2. India has indeed a great and free future before her, in which she can make her special contribution to the well -being of mankind. The first and indispensable part of that contribution is to work with the United Nations for the defeat of fascism and of brutal aggression. – Stafford Cripps
  3. We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act. – Charles Darwin
  4. I am encouraged by the news today that United States special operations personnel found, identified and killed the terrorist Abu Musab al -Zarqawi, the operational commander of the al -Qaeda led insurgency in Iraq. Al -Zarqawi was the public face of the insurgency. – Mike Fitzpatrick
  5. Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality. – Andy Goldsworthy
  6. During the last regular session and the most recent special session, measures that I see as little more than Band -Aids were applied to three health programs in the state. – Jane D. Hull
  7. In Europe, architects consider themselves artists. They think they're special when they win a competition. – Helmut Jahn
  8. I don't have a special place or ritual for writing songs, basically I write songs whenever an idea hits me, in my hotel room, on the road, in the plane. – Kelly Jones
  9. We have our own values; we build our own special our JEWISH life- and we are proud, so very proud. – Meir Kahane
  10. On the one hand, the financial projection is on the agenda- we will see if this problem can be resolved or not. I think it is a right idea to stage a special summit, which would deal with the question of priorities of European politics. – Angela Merkel
  11. I'm a special drunkard... I drink too much. – Bon Scott
  12. I was brought in, not in the photographic department at all, I was brought in on a thing called Special Skills. I was to do posters, pamphlets, murals, propaganda in general, you know. – Ben Shahn
  13. To have faith is to believe in truth, believe that truth confers special power on those lucky enough to get a little insight, and to know in our hearts that all these things come from God, which is why we should never get too cocky about our successes. – Tony Snow
  14. I have very little hope that any permission can be gained for your organization. However, I shall place it in a special folder with similar applications and raise the question from time to time with such people here as may have authority. – Anna Louise Strong
  15. There's a real separation between actors and all the other functions of Hollywood. If you're an actor you're somehow not a member of the crew. You're somehow more special I hate that. – Rider Strong

Usage examples for special

  1. Norah wished she knew a little more about her new " case"; if he were very weak- if special food were needed. – Captain Jim by Mary Grant Bruce
  2. He went out into the hall and looked into the doctor's face- he had forgotten that this old fellow knew nothing of his special reason for deadly fear. – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  3. Father is very proud of him, and he is the old General's special pet, and half lives there when he is at home. – Betty Trevor by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
  4. Bunny had a special set of " oilskins," as they are called, for himself. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony by Laura Lee Hope
  5. Once that happens, there's nothing left that makes this place special – Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
  6. A special favour, won't you? – Bird of Paradise by Ada Leverson
  7. Then comes the " Special Idea." – From the St. Lawrence to the Yser with the 1st Canadian brigade by Frederic C. Curry
  8. She arrived by a special train at twelve lawst night, sir. – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  9. " To the King I cannot speak, for special reasons," continued the woman. – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  10. Why, you must have received a fortune since you took up these special cases. – Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces by Thomas W. Hanshew
  11. Some of my neighbours, who were special constables, hurried by. – Waiting for Daylight by Henry Major Tomlinson
  12. In any case, I expect to be in Washington in September for a meeting of our special committee. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. Is the special wire set up yet? – Hoofbeats on the Turnpike by Mildred A. Wirt
  14. " Here is something very special Miss Jane Morton wished me to give you. – Chicken Little Jane by Lily Munsell Ritchie
  15. They know we are special among women. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  16. Wear it to school one day, if you want to, and then keep it for special times. – Four Little Blossoms and Their Winter Fun by Mabel C. Hawley
  17. It is a slow train the next, and we are a special express. – The Passenger from Calais by Arthur Griffiths
  18. I had to make a special trip to buy it. – The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo' by Jose Rizal
  19. Thereupon he sat down, took a sheet of note- paper, wrote a letter and sent it off by special messenger. – The Red Room by August Strindberg
  20. The reasons are special for twelve o'clock. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis