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Great appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Great gray goats
  • The great Greek grape growers grow great Greek grapes.
  • But she as far surpasseth Sycorax,
    As great'st does least.
    (Caliban describing Miranda's beauty in "The Tempest", by William Shakespeare)
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Great appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • No nurse is at NAFTA, ergo great fantasies run on.
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Usage statistics for the adjective great:

spoken English39.49%written English60.51% conversational speech32.17%task-oriented speech67.83%
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Great is sometimes a misspelling of greet.

The word great is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective great

What does great mean as an attribute of a noun?

Great is the 4th most common adjective in the English language.View more statistics!

adjective - degrees: greater | greatest

  1. relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
    • examples: a great juicy steak | a great multitude | the great auk | a great old oak | a great ocean liner | a great delay
    • similar: big / large
  2. of major significance or importance
  3. remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect
    • examples: a great crisis | had a great stake in the outcome
    • similar: extraordinary
  4. very good
  5. uppercase
  6. in an advanced stage of pregnancy

Alternative definition of the adjective great


  1. Very big, large scale.
  2. Very good.
  3. See Important.
  4. Title referring to an important leader.

Definition of the adverb great

What does great mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. very well [gloss, in a very satisfactory manner]

Definition of the noun great

What does great mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: greats

  1. a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field
    • example: he is one of the greats of American music
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: achiever / succeeder / success / winner = a person with a record of successes

Alternative definition of the noun great


  1. A person of major significance, accomplishment or acclaim.

Other definitions of great

What does great also mean?


  1. Expression of gladness and content about something.
  2. sarcastic inversion thereof.


Great is a supermarket in Hong Kong owned by AS Watson, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa Limited. It has a branch in Pacific Place, Admiralty, which was opened in 2000 based on the re-decoration of Park'n Shop, Great's sister company. Its main customers are middle-class families. Its retail products are similar to those in Park'n Shop and Taste. Fresh goods like fruit tend to be of higher quality and price. There is a large number of counters compared to a typical grocery stores. These offer wide selections of cheese, chocolate, tea, processed meats, sushi, fresh fish and meat, ready-made meals, sandwiches and more. There is also a hamburger restaurant, a cafe with food and an ice cream stand inside the store.


Who is Great?

Great a.k.a. Warintorn Panhakarn is an actor.


Great is a fictional character from the 2003 film Spy Dad.


  1. "Great" is a 2013 German short film.
  2. "Great" is a 25-minute animated film released in 1975, telling a humorous version of the life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It was directed by Bob Godfrey, produced by Grantstern Films and distributed by British Lion.
  3. "Great" a.k.a. "Great!" is a 2003 short film directed by Karin Junger and Brigit Hillenius.


  1. "Great" is an album by Big Bang.
    • also known as Second Live Concert: The Great
    • released on (6 years ago)
  2. "Great" a.k.a. "Şahane" is the eighth studio album of Ebru Gündeş, the Turkish pop-folk, actress, and television personality. On her album there are of 15 songs. The album was published by Erol Köse Production in 2003. The single from the album are '"Ceza mı?" and "Alev Alev".
  3. "Great" is a musical single of Members of Mayday.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  4. "Great" is a musical single of Ze Frank.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  5. "Great" is a musical album of Capewalk.


  1. GREAT a.k.a. Lgr8 is a protein.
    • read more about Lgr8
  2. GReAT: Graph Rewriting and Transformation is a Model Transformation Language for Model Integrated Computing available in the GME environment. GReAT has a rich pattern specification sublanguage, a graph transformation sublanguage and a high level control-flow sublanguage. It has been designed to address the specific needs of the model transformation area. The GME environment is an example of a Model Driven Engineering framework.
  3. Great a.k.a. relaxin/insulin-like family peptide receptor 2 is a gene.
    • also known as leucine-rich repeat-containing G protein-coupled receptor 8, G protein coupled receptor affecting testicular descent

Phrases with Great

  1. Great-
  2. great ape
  3. great auk
  4. great big
  5. great dog
  6. great tit
  7. great toe
  8. great war
  9. Great-Pox
  10. Great-Tit
  11. Great Auks
  12. great bear
  13. great care
  14. great dane
  15. great deal
  16. Great Fern
  17. great hall
  18. Great Iora
  19. Great Knot
  20. Great Lake

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Google previewA Geographic Dictionary of Rhode Island (1894)

by Henry Gannett

Great; bay at head of Osterville Harbor on southwest coast of Barnstable Barnstable. Great; brook in Shelburne, 2 miles long, flows into Hawkes Brook Greenfield Great; brook in South wick and Westfield, 7 miles long, ( Granville. tributary to ...

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Usage statistics about great

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the adjective great:

spoken English39.49%written English60.51% conversational speech32.17%task-oriented speech67.83% imaginative writing41.9%informational writing58.1%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective great:


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Quotes about Great

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy. (Jim Rohn)
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Scrabble value of G2R1E1A1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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