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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 crowd came to see the parade.
synonyms:
enormous, huge, immense, tremendous, vast
antonyms:
little, modest, slim
similar words:
ample, big, considerable, extensive, giant, gigantic, grand, large, massive, monstrous, numerous
definition 2: unusual in degree or amount.
He showed great courage in saving the drowning child.
synonyms:
exceptional, extraordinary, extreme, intense
antonyms:
moderate
similar words:
considerable, deep, enormous, high, notable, outstanding, remarkable, supreme, terrific, utmost
definition 3: very important or distinguished; major.
Shakespeare was a great writer who lived hundreds of years ago.
synonyms:
distinguished, eminent, first-rate, major, prominent
antonyms:
poor
similar words:
esteemed, excellent, exceptional, famous, grand, important, marvelous, outstanding, signal, splendid, top
definition 4: (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:
dandy, good
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: greater, greatest
definition: (informal) very well.
He is doing great at work.
synonyms:
excellently, fine
similar words:
well
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a person famous for excellence in a particular field; star.
She is one of soccer'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.