Special

  • (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
    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 ...
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. 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
... historical information, see Provinces of Korea and Special cities of Korea) One Special City (Teukbyeolsi, Capital City), six Metropolitan Cities (Gwangy ...
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): For a special service or occasion.
    Example: "A special correspondent"; "a special adviser to the committee"; "had to get special permission for the event"
  • (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
  • (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): Added to a regular schedule.
    Example: "A special holiday flight"; "put on special buses for the big game"
    Synonyms: extra
  • (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 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 dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant.
  • (adj): Having a specific function or scope.
    Example: "A special (or specific) role in the mission"
    Synonyms: limited
  • (adj): Adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose.
    Example: "A special kind of paint"; "a special medication for arthritis"

Famous quotes containing the word special:

    Fashions change, and with the new psychoanalytical perspective of the postwar period [WWII], child rearing became enshrined as the special responsibility of mothers ... any shortcoming in adult life was now seen as rooted in the failure of mothering during childhood.
    Sylvia Ann Hewitt (20th century)

    I have a special grudge against those who have the same faults as I do.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    For universal love is as special an aspect as carnal love or any of the other kinds: all forms of mental and spiritual activity must be practiced and encouraged equally if the whole affair is to prosper. There is no cutting corners where the life of the soul is concerned....
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)