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especial Explained

especial at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj BrE formal [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: Latin specialis; SPECIAL1]// special//

especial at Portuguese => English Of Explained:

especially, special

especial at Spanish => English Of Explained:

apart, particular, separate, special

especial at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

40 Moby Thesaurus words for "especial":
absolute, certain, concrete, defined, definite, detailed,
determinate, different, distinct, distinguished, dominant,
esoteric, exceptional, express, extraordinary, fixed, individual,
inner, intimate, minute, notable, noteworthy, paramount,
particular, personal, precise, predominant, preeminent,
preponderant, private, respective, set, several, singular,
solipsistic, special, specific, supreme, surpassing, unusual

especial at Portuguese => English Of Explained:

apart, particular, separate, special
particular, special

especial at Spanish => English Of Explained:

particular, special(speciala)

especial at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Speciality): special, particular, individual, specific, proper, personal, original, private, respective, definite, determinate, especial, certain, esoteric, endemic, partial, peculiar, appropriate, several, characteristic, exclusive, singular, exceptional, idiomatic, typical.

[ADV] (Speciality): specially, especially, particularly, in particular, each, apiece, one by one, one at a time, severally, respectively, in detail, in great detail, in excruciating detail, in mind-numbing detail, bit by bit, pro re nata , e.g., i.e., videlicet, viz., to wit.

especial at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective
[only before noun] (BrE, formal) greater or better than usual; special in some way or for a particular group:
a matter of especial importance * The lecture will be of especial interest to history students.
compare SPECIAL adj. (5)

especial at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective
[only before noun] (BrE, formal) greater or better than usual; special in some way or for a particular group:
a matter of especial importance * The lecture will be of especial interest to history students.
compare SPECIAL adj. (5)

Especial at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Especial \Es*pe"cial\, a. [OF. especial, F. sp['e]cial, L.
specialis, fr. species a particular sort, kind, or quality.
See {Species}, and cf. {Special}.]
Distinguished among others of the same class or kind;
special; concerning a species or a single object; principal;
particular; as, in an especial manner or degree.

Syn: Peculiar; special; particular; uncommon; chief. See
{Peculiar}.

especial at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

especial
adj : surpassing what is common or usual or expected; "he paid
especial attention to her"; "exceptional kindness"; "a
matter of particular and unusual importance"; "a
special occasion"; "a special reason to confide in
her"; "what's so special about the year 2000?" [syn: {especial(a)},
{exceptional}, {particular(a)}, {special}]

especial at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Alternative forms

* especiall Inter: qualifier » obsolete

Etymology

Inter: etyl » enm, via Inter: etyl » fro, from Latin specialis, from species ("appearance, form, beauty"), from specere ("to look"). Related to English special and species.

Pronunciation

* Inter: audio » en-us-especial.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: IPA » /ɛsˈpɛʃəl/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɛʃəl

    Adjective

    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Of exceptional importance or significance.
    1. Particular to an individual.

      Related terms

      * especially

  • special

  • Anglo-Norman

    Adjective

    Inter: head » xno|adjective|g=m
  • special

    Declension

    Inter: xno-decl-adj » ssm=especials, especiaus|opm=especials, especiaus

  • Catalan

    Adjective

    Inter: ca-adj » type=mf
  • special

  • Old French

    Adjective

    Inter: head » fro|adjective|g=m
  • special
    1. powerful; mighty

      Declension

      Inter: fro-decl-adj » ssm=especials, especiaus|opm=especials, especiaus


    Portuguese

    Adjective

    Inter: pt-adj » especi|al
  • special

  • Spanish

    Adjective

    Inter: es-adj » f=especial|pl=especiales
  • special

  • Category: Category:Spanish adjectives -
    Translation: ca » especial
    Translation: et » especial
    Translation: el » especial
    Translation: es » especial
    Translation: fr » especial
    Translation: ko » especial
    Translation: hr » especial
    Translation: io » especial
    Translation: it » especial
    Translation: kn » especial
    Translation: ku » especial
    Translation: hu » especial
    Translation: ml » especial
    Translation: my » especial
    Translation: nl » especial
    Translation: ja » especial
    Translation: no » especial
    Translation: oc » especial
    Translation: ps » especial
    Translation: pl » especial
    Translation: pt » especial
    Translation: ru » especial
    Category: simple:especial -
    Translation: fi » especial
    Translation: ta » especial
    Translation: te » especial
    Translation: vi » especial
    Translation: zh » especial