What is special?

  • (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"
    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 is currently based at Royal Air Force base ...
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 ... Usually the 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 ...
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 ...
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): First and most important.
    Example: "His special interest is music"; "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"
    Synonyms: particular
  • (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): 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): 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
  • (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
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word special:

    Passengers in 1937 totaled 270,000; so many of these were celebrities that two Newark newspapers ran special airport columns.
    —For the State of New Jersey, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    When, in some obscure country town, the farmers come together to a special town meeting, to express their opinion on some subject which is vexing to the land, that, I think, is the true Congress, and the most respectable one that is ever assembled in the United States.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The treatment of the incident of the assault upon the sailors of the Baltimore is so conciliatory and friendly that I am of the opinion that there is a good prospect that the differences growing out of that serious affair can now be adjusted upon terms satisfactory to this Government by the usual methods and without special powers from Congress.
    Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901)