What is great?

  • (adj): Remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect.
    Example: "A great crisis"; "had a great stake in the outcome"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "great":

  • (adj): (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation.
    Example: "A great statesman"
    Synonyms: distinguished, eminent
  • (adj): More than usual.
    Example: "Great expectations"; "great worry"
  • (adj): Marked by active interest and enthusiasm.
    Example: "A great walker"
    Synonyms: avid, eager, zealous
  • (adj): Of major significance or importance.
    Example: "A great work of art"
    Synonyms: outstanding
  • (adj): Relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind.
    Example: "A great juicy steak"; "a great multitude"; "the great auk"; "a great old oak"; "a great ocean liner"; "a great delay"