(noun, adjective, adverb, interjection)


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

Similar word(s): big, large

2. of major significance or importance

- a great work of art

Similar word(s): important, outstanding

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

Similar word(s): good, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, old, peachy, smashing, swell

5. uppercase

- great A

Similar word(s): uppercase, capital, majuscule

6. in an advanced stage of pregnancy

- was great with child

Similar word(s): pregnant, big, enceinte, expectant, gravid, heavy, large

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

Definition categories: person, achiever, succeeder, success, winner

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.