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great-niece a daughter of one's nephew or niece; grandniece.
Great Pacific Garbage Patch a vast accummulation of debris made up primarily of tiny plastic particles floating in the upper column of water in the north central region of the Pacific Ocean.
Great Pyramid of Giza a limestone and granite pyramid, which is the oldest and only remaining of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, built circa 2500 B.C.E. as a memorial and tomb for King Khufu, the second king of the fourth Egyptian dynasty.
Great Sandy Desert a desert region in northwestern Australia.
great seal the chief seal of a government or state, used to stamp official documents.
great-uncle the brother of one's grandfather or grandmother; granduncle.
Great Victoria Desert a desert region in southwestern Australia.
Great Vowel Shift a series of shifts in English vowel sounds that took place from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century and changed the vowel system of Middle English into that of Modern English.
Great Wall of China a defensive fortification in northern China which stretches for thousands of miles. Parts of the structure were built as early as the seventh century BCE. These and other parts were connected in the third century, beginning the creation of what became considered the Great Wall. Later parts were eventually added, especially in the fourteenth through seventeenth centuries.
Great War World War I.
great white shark any of the family of large predatory fishes of the world's temperate coastal regions that has a white underbelly, multiple rows of rotating teeth, and an average size of 13 feet (4 m.) in length and 4000 pounds (1814 kg.) in weight.
greaves (used with a sing. or pl. verb) the remaining residue when animal fat is melted down for tallow or the like; cracklings.
grebe any of several diving birds related to loons and having lobed rather than webbed feet.
Grecian Greek. [2 definitions]
Grecian profile a facial profile in which the forehead and nose form an almost straight, unbroken line.
Grecism the spirit of Greek art, culture, thought, or the like. [3 definitions]
Grecize to give Greek characteristics, form, or style to something. [3 definitions]
Greco- Greek.
Greco-Roman of or relating to both Greece and Rome.
Greece a Balkan country on the Mediterranean between the Aegean and Adriatic Seas.
greed extreme desire for wealth, possessions, or the like, beyond what one needs or deserves; avarice.