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great

great

 
pronunciation:
greIt
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: adjective
inflections: greater, greatest
definition 1: very large in size or number.
a great hilla great crowd
synonyms:
enormous, huge, immense, prodigious, tremendous, vast
antonyms:
little, modest, slim
similar words:
ample, big, colossal, considerable, extensive, gargantuan, giant, gigantic, grand, humongous, large, legion, massive, monstrous, multitudinous, numerous, oceanic, stupendous, voluminous
definition 2: exceptional in degree or intensity.
great courage
synonyms:
exceptional, extraordinary, extreme, intense, vast
antonyms:
moderate
similar words:
boundless, considerable, deep, enormous, high, immense, mighty, notable, outstanding, prodigious, remarkable, striking, supreme, terrific, towering, utmost
definition 3: of unusual importance.
great matters
synonyms:
momentous, serious, vital, weighty
antonyms:
little, minor
similar words:
big, consequential, grand, grave, important, lofty, primary, profound, salient, significant, supreme
definition 4: of extraordinary quality, ability, or distinction.
a great writer
synonyms:
consummate, distinguished, eminent, first-rate, major, notable, prominent
antonyms:
poor
similar words:
accomplished, celebrated, esteemed, excellent, exceptional, famous, grand, illustrious, immense, important, leading, magnificent, marvelous, outstanding, signal, splendid, strong, top
definition 5: (informal) very good.
This is great ice cream.
synonyms:
cool, excellent, exceptional, fabulous, fantastic, first-rate, outstanding, splendid, super, superb, superior, swell, terrific, tremendous, wonderful
antonyms:
sorry
similar words:
awesome, bully, dandy, famous, good, out of sight
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: greater, greatest
definition: (informal) extremely well.
He is doing great at work.
synonyms:
excellently, fine
similar words:
well
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a person of high distinction or reputation.
He is one of baseball's greats.
synonyms:
star
similar words:
celebrity, champion, legend
derivation: greatness (n.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word grate (a frame of bars or a sharp sound)? Great and grate sound alike but have different meanings.