1. relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
- a great juicy steak
- a great multitude
- the great auk
2. of major significance or importance
- a great work of art
3. remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect
- a great crisis
- had a great stake in the outcome
Similar word(s): extraordinary
4. very good
- had a great time at the party
- great A
6. in an advanced stage of pregnancy
- was great with child
Sentences with great as an adjective:
- A great storm is approaching our shores.
- Dinner was great.
- Alexander the Great
- a great nature
- a great hero, scholar, genius, philosopher, etc.
- to use great caution; to be in great pain
1. very well (in a very satisfactory manner)
- Those mechanical colored pencils work great because they don't have to be sharpened.
1. Expression of gladness and content about something.
- Great! Thanks for the wonderful work.
2. sarcastic inversion thereof.
- Oh, great! I just dumped all 500 sheets of the manuscript all over and now I have to put them back in order.
1. a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field
- he is one of the greats of American music
Sentences with great as a noun:
- Newton and Einstein are two of the greats of the history of science.
- Spencer read Greats at Oxford, taking a starred first.