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greater Explained

greater at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['greıtə]

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

39 Moby Thesaurus words for "greater":
a cut above, above, ahead, ascendant, better, capping, chosen,
distinguished, eclipsing, eminent, exceeding, excellent, excelling,
finer, higher, highest, in ascendancy, in the ascendant, major,
marked, most, of choice, one up on, outstanding, over, overlying,
rare, rivaling, super, superincumbent, superior, surpassing,
topping, transcendent, transcendental, transcending, upmost, upper,
uppermost

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

[N] (Greatness): {Large part}: peck, bushel, load, cargo, wagonload, shipload, flood, abundance, sufficiency, principal part, chief part, main part, greater part, part, best part, essential part, bulk, mass, whole.

[ADJ] (Greatness): great, greater, large, considerable, fair, big, huge, extensive, noble, precious, mighty, utter, uttermost, extraordinary, important, unsurpassed, supreme, complete, august, grand, dignified, sublime, majestic, vast, immense, enormous, extreme, fabulous, absolute, positive, noteworthy, renowned.

[ADJ] (Superiority {Supremacy}): superior, greater, major, higher, exceeding, great, distinguished, ultra , more than a match for, supreme, greatest, utmost, paramount, preeminent, foremost, crowning, first-rate, important, excellent, unrivaled peerless, matchless, second to none, unparalleled, unequalled, unsurpassed, superlative, incomparable, sovereign, without parallel, beyond compare, beyond comparison, topmost, transcendent, transcendental, increased, added to, enlarged, expanded.

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

Great \Great\, a. [Compar. {Greater}; superl. {Greatest}.] [OE.
gret, great, AS. gre['a]t; akin to OS. & LG. gr[=o]t, D.
groot, OHG. gr[=o]z, G. gross. Cf. {Groat} the coin.]
1. Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous;
expanded; -- opposed to small and little; as, a great
house, ship, farm, plain, distance, length.

2. Large in number; numerous; as, a great company, multitude,
series, etc.

3. Long continued; lengthened in duration; prolonged in time;
as, a great while; a great interval.

4. Superior; admirable; commanding; -- applied to thoughts,
actions, and feelings.

5. Endowed with extraordinary powers; uncommonly gifted; able
to accomplish vast results; strong; powerful; mighty;
noble; as, a great hero, scholar, genius, philosopher,
etc.

6. Holding a chief position; elevated: lofty: eminent;
distingushed; foremost; principal; as, great men; the
great seal; the great marshal, etc.

He doth object I am too great of birth. --Shak.

7. Entitled to earnest consideration; weighty; important; as,
a great argument, truth, or principle.

8. Pregnant; big (with young).

The ewes great with young. --Ps. lxxviii.
71.

9. More than ordinary in degree; very considerable in degree;
as, to use great caution; to be in great pain.

We have all Great cause to give great thanks.
--Shak.

10. (Genealogy) Older, younger, or more remote, by single
generation; -- often used before grand to indicate one
degree more remote in the direct line of descent; as,
great-grandfather (a grandfather's or a grandmother's
father), great-grandson, etc.

{Great bear} (Astron.), the constellation Ursa Major.

{Great cattle} (Law), all manner of cattle except sheep and
yearlings. --Wharton.

{Great charter} (Eng. Hist.), Magna Charta.

{Great circle of a sphere}, a circle the plane of which
passes through the center of the sphere.

{Great circle sailing}, the process or art of conducting a
ship on a great circle of the globe or on the shortest arc
between two places.

{Great go}, the final examination for a degree at the
University of Oxford, England; -- called also {greats}.
--T. Hughes.

{Great guns}. (Naut.) See under Gun.

{The Great Lakes} the large fresh-water lakes (Lakes
Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario) which lie on
the northern borders of the United States.

{Great master}. Same as {Grand master}, under {Grand}.

{Great organ} (Mus.), the largest and loudest of the three
parts of a grand organ (the others being the choir organ
and the swell, and sometimes the pedal organ or foot
keys), It is played upon by a separate keyboard, which has
the middle position.

{The great powers} (of Europe), in modern diplomacy, Great
Britain, France, Germany, Austria, Russia, and Italy.

{Great primer}. See under {Type}.

{Great scale} (Mus.), the complete scale; -- employed to
designate the entire series of musical sounds from lowest
to highest.

{Great sea}, the Mediterranean sea. In Chaucer both the Black
and the Mediterranean seas are so called.

{Great seal}.
(a) The principal seal of a kingdom or state.
(b) In Great Britain, the lord chancellor (who is
custodian of this seal); also, his office.

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

greater
adj : greater in size or importance or degree; "for the greater
good of the community"; "the greater Antilles" [ant: {lesser}]

greater at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Pronunciation

* Inter: enPR » grāt'ə(r), Inter: IPA » /ˈɡreɪɾɚ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"greIt@(r)/
  • Inter: audio » Greater-pronunciation-us.ogg|Audio pronunciation
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪtə(r)
  • Homophones: grater

    Etymology

    Inter: suffix » great|er

    Adjective

    Inter: head » en|adjective form

  • Inter: comparative of » great
    1. Used in referring to a region or place together with the surrounding area; (of a city) metropolitan.
    2. 1990, Geza Peter Lauter & Chikara Higashi, Internationalization of the Japanese Economy, ISBN 0792390520, p. 285
    3. : ... statistics revealing that while greater Tokyo has a total area that represents only 3.6 percent of the total land available ... more than 25 percent of the country's population live there.
    4. 1997, Virginia Boucher, Interlibrary Loan Practices Handbook, ISBN 0838906672, p. 98
    5. : ... research libraries ... located in the greater Midwest.
    6. 2004, Richard Alan Meckel & Heather Munro Prescott, Children and Youth in Sickness and in Health: A Historical Handbook and Guide, ISBN 0313330417, p. 201
    7. : The rate in isolated counties was about a third higher than in the greater metropolitan counties.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » comparative of great

  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|větší
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|suurempi
  • Latin: maior Inter: m » f maius {{n}}

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|maior|m|f
    • Romanian: mai mare Inter: m » f|n
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|veći


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » area with surrounding region
    • Hebrew: רבתי (rabati)


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Statistics

    * Inter: rank » especially|placed|desire|564|greater|army|horse|send
    Translation: et » greater
    Translation: es » greater
    Translation: fa » greater
    Translation: fr » greater
    Translation: io » greater
    Translation: ku » greater
    Translation: li » greater
    Translation: hu » greater
    Translation: mg » greater
    Translation: ml » greater
    Translation: my » greater
    Translation: nl » greater
    Translation: ja » greater
    Category: simple:greater -
    Translation: fi » greater
    Translation: sv » greater
    Translation: ta » greater
    Translation: vi » greater
    Translation: zh » greater