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1great/ˈgreɪt/adjective
greatergreatest
1great
/ˈgreɪt/
adjective
greatergreatest
Learner's definition of GREAT  
: very large in size: very big— usually used before a noun
   b — used in the names of animals that are larger than similar animals
: very large in amount or extent
: very strong
   b — used for emphasis before a noun that describes someone
   c : very important
   d : very bad: very extreme or severe
: better than good: such as
: of the highest quality
   b : very important and admired
   c : very talented or successful
   d informal : very enjoyable, favorable, etc.— often used in the phrases feel great and look great— sometimes used in an ironic way to describe something that is very bad or upsetting
always used before a noun : more distant in a family relationship by one generation— usually used in combination

a great one for

informal
◊ If you are a great one for (doing) something, you do it often or enjoy doing it very much.

go great guns

— see 1gun

go to great pains

— see 1pain

great with child

old-fashioned + literary

no great shakes

— see 2shake

— greatness

noun,[noncount]
2great/ˈgreɪt/adverb
greatergreatest
2great
/ˈgreɪt/
adverb
greatergreatest
Learner's definition of GREAT  
informal
: very well
3great/ˈgreɪt/noun
pluralgreats
3great
/ˈgreɪt/
noun
pluralgreats
Learner's definition of GREAT  
[count]
: a very successful or admired person— usually plural
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