Special

  • (adj): Added to a regular schedule.
    Example: "A special holiday flight"; "put on special buses for the big game"
    Synonyms: extra
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on special:

67th Special Operations Squadron
... The 67th Special Operation Squadron is an active unit within the 352d Special Operations Group (352 SOG), United States Air Force, United States European Command, and ...
Army Of The Republic Of Macedonia - Organization - Special Forces Command
... Special Forces Command controls operations of Ranger Battalion, as well as the Special Force Battalions – Wolves ...
Khutbah - Special Occasions
... Sermons on special occasions generally contain features that are relevant to the celebrations or the natural phenomena at whose arrival they are delivered ... verse 9 of Sūra LXVI is also recited and a special prayer called "Muḥammad's du'a"ʾ is said ... One major difference between the sermon delivered on special occasions and that delivered every Friday is that in the former the salat precedes the sermon, while in the latter the salat comes after ...
Politics Of South Korea - Administrative Divisions
... For historical information, see Provinces of Korea and Special cities of Korea) One Special City (Teukbyeolsi, Capital City), six Metropolitan Cities (Gwangyeoksi, singular and plural.), nine ...
4th Special Operations Squadron
... The 4th Special Operations Squadron (4 SOS) is part of the 1st Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, Florida ... It operates AC-130U Spooky aircraft providing special operations capability ...

More definitions of "special":

  • (adj): Adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose.
    Example: "A special kind of paint"; "a special medication for arthritis"
  • (adj): Unique or specific to a person or thing or category.
    Example: "The special features of a computer"; "my own special chair"
    Synonyms: particular, peculiar
  • (adj): Surpassing what is common or usual or expected.
    Example: "A special occasion"; "a special reason to confide in her"; "what's so special about the year 2000?"
    Synonyms: especial, exceptional, particular
  • (adj): Having a specific function or scope.
    Example: "A special (or specific) role in the mission"
    Synonyms: limited
  • (adj): First and most important.
    Example: "His special interest is music"; "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"
    Synonyms: particular
  • (noun): A dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant.
  • (noun): A television production that features a particular person or work or topic.
    Example: "The last of a series of BBC specials on Iran is being shown tonight"
  • (noun): A special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising.
    Example: "They are having a special on pork chops"
  • (adj): For a special service or occasion.
    Example: "A special correspondent"; "a special adviser to the committee"; "had to get special permission for the event"

Famous quotes containing the word special:

    I think those Southern writers [William Faulkner, Carson McCullers] have analyzed very carefully the buildup in the South of a special consciousness brought about by the self- condemnation resulting from slavery, the humiliation following the War Between the States and the hope, sometimes expressed timidly, for redemption.
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)

    In England and America a beard usually means that its owner would rather be considered venerable than virile; on the continent of Europe it often means that its owner makes a special claim to virility.
    Rebecca West (1892–1983)

    The universal social pressure upon women to be all alike, and do all the same things, and to be content with identical restrictions, has resulted not only in terrible suffering in the lives of exceptional women, but also in the loss of unmeasured feminine values in special gifts. The Drama of the Woman of Genius has too often been a tragedy of misshapen and perverted power.
    Anna Garlin Spencer (1851–1931)