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great

great

 
 
pronunciation:
greIt
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: adjective
inflections: greater, greatest
definition 1: very large in size or number.
A great crowd came to see the parade.
synonyms:
huge
antonyms:
little, slim
similar words:
big, grand, large
definition 2: of very high quality, ability, or importance.
Shakespeare was a great writer who lived hundreds of years ago.
synonyms:
major
antonyms:
poor
similar words:
excellent, famous, grand, important, outstanding, top
definition 3: (informal) very good.
This is great ice cream.
synonyms:
cool, excellent, fantastic, outstanding, super, superior, wonderful
similar words:
good
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.