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gen·er·al

general

 
 
pronunciation:
je n rl [or] jen rl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: relating to all or most of something or of some group; not limited to any particular thing or member.
The general public is invited to the meeting, so anyone can go.The word "animal" has a more general meaning than the word "cat."
synonyms:
generic
antonyms:
local, particular
similar words:
broad, comprehensive, overall, popular, public
definition 2: not detailed; not specific.
He gave us a general idea of what the new building would look like.
synonyms:
broad, indefinite
antonyms:
detailed, individual, particular
definition 3: common, customary, or widespread.
The general opinion is that he should win.
synonyms:
common, conventional, customary, habitual, ordinary, regular, usual, widespread
antonyms:
exceptional, occasional, personal
similar words:
comprehensive, everyday, frequent, overall
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an officer of high military rank in the U.S. and other armed forces.
The general ordered the troops to withdraw from the area.
similar words:
officer
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