great

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great is part of the Basic English 850.
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great is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
grant - great - green

Pronunciation[change]

Homophones[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
great

Comparative
greater

Superlative
greatest

  1. A great object or event is very big and large in scale.
    A great storm is approaching our shores.
  2. A great person or object is very good.
    Dinner was great.
  3. Something that is great is very important.
  4. Great is used to describe an important leader.
    Alexander the Great

Interjection[change]

Interjection
great

  1. It is said to show happiness about something.
    I got the job? Great!
    Great, you can come with us on the trip.
  2. It can also be said to show disappointment.
    I didn't get the job? Great.
    Oh great, the store is closed.