What is general?

  • (noun): A fact about the whole (as opposed to particular).
    Example: "He discussed the general but neglected the particular"
    See also — Additional definitions below

General

Général is the French word for general.

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More definitions of "general":

  • (adj): Affecting the entire body.
    Example: "A general anesthetic"; "general symptoms"
  • (noun): A general officer of the highest rank.
    Synonyms: full general
  • (adj): Of national scope.
    Example: "A general election"
  • (adj): Not specialized or limited to one class of things.
    Example: "General studies"; "general knowledge"
  • (adj): Somewhat indefinite.
    Example: "Bearing a general resemblance to the original"; "a general description of the merchandise"
  • (adj): Applying to all or most members of a category or group.
    Example: "The general public"; "general assistance"; "a general rule"; "in general terms"; "comprehensible to the general reader"
  • (noun): The head of a religious order or congregation.
    Synonyms: superior general
  • (verb): Command as a general.
    Example: "We are generaled by an incompetent!"
  • (adj): Prevailing among and common to the general public.
    Example: "The general discontent"

Famous quotes containing the word general:

    To judge from a single conversation, he made the impression of a narrow and very English mind; of one who paid for his rare elevation by general tameness and conformity. Off his own beat, his opinions were of no value.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Surely one of the peculiar habits of circumstances is the way they follow, in their eternal recurrence, a single course. If an event happens once in a life, it may be depended upon to repeat later its general design.
    Ellen Glasgow (1873–1945)

    What journeyings on foot and on horseback through the wilderness, to preach the gospel to these minks and muskrats! who first, no doubt, listened with their red ears out of a natural hospitality and courtesy, and afterward from curiosity or even interest, till at length there “were praying Indians,” and, as the General Court wrote to Cromwell, the “work is brought to this perfection that some of the Indians themselves can pray and prophesy in a comfortable manner.”
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)