- Designating a thing or group of things larger than others of the same kind.The great cats are tigers, lions, etc.; the Great Lakes.
- Large in number, quantity, etc.; numerous.A great company.
- Long in duration.A great while.
- Existing in a high degree; intense.A great light, great pain.
- Very much of a; acting much as (something specified).A great reader.
- Eminent; distinguished; illustrious; superior.A great playwright.
- Very impressive or imposing; remarkable.great ceremony.
- Having or showing nobility of mind, purpose, etc.; grand.A great man, great ideas.
The great seal.
Great at tennis.
Got along great with the teacher.
A great big kiss.
A composer considered among the greats.
A great nature.
A great hero, scholar, genius, philosopher, etc.
An example of great is scoring 90 on a test.
An example of great is the dimensions of an elephant.
To use great caution; to be in great pain.
Alexander the Great.
The great anteater.
A great throng awaited us.
A great delay; a great way off.
A great crisis; great anticipation.
A great work of art.
The great house on the estate.
A great man who dedicated himself to helping others.
One of the great nations of the West.
A great leader.
We had a great time at the dance.
She is great at algebra.
A great lover of music.
Great! Thanks for the wonderful work.
Oh, great! I just dumped all 500 sheets of the manuscript all over and now I have to put them back in order.
Spencer read Greats at Oxford, taking a starred first.
Great-uncle (an uncle of one's mother or father)
Great-grandfather (the father of one's grandfather)
Great-great-grandfather (a grandfather of one's grandfather)
(informal) Fourth-great-uncle, etc. (same as great-great-great-great-uncle.
(informal) Fourth-great-grandfather, etc. (same as great-great-great-great-grandfather.
A great pile of rubble; a great storm.