What is 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 European Command, and is currently ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "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"
  • (adj): First and most important.
    Example: "His special interest is music"; "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"
    Synonyms: particular
  • (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 dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant.
  • (adj): Adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose.
    Example: "A special kind of paint"; "a special medication for arthritis"
  • (adj): Having a specific function or scope.
    Example: "A special (or specific) role in the mission"
    Synonyms: limited
  • (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"
  • (adj): Added to a regular schedule.
    Example: "A special holiday flight"; "put on special buses for the big game"
    Synonyms: extra

Famous quotes containing the word special:

    Beauty, like all other qualities presented to human experience, is relative; and the definition of it becomes unmeaning and useless in proportion to its abstractness. To define beauty not in the most abstract, but in the most concrete terms possible, not to find a universal formula for it, but the formula which expresses most adequately this or that special manifestation of it, is the aim of the true student of aesthetics.
    Walter Pater (1839–1894)

    The books may say that nine-month-olds crawl, say their first words, and are afraid of strangers. Your exuberantly concrete and special nine-month-old hasn’t read them. She may be walking already, not saying a word and smiling gleefully at every stranger she sees. . . . You can support her best by helping her learn what she’s trying to learn, not what the books say a typical child ought to be learning.
    Amy Laura Dombro (20th century)

    O my Brothers! love your Country. Our Country is our home, the home which God has given us, placing therein a numerous family which we love and are loved by, and with which we have a more intimate and quicker communion of feeling and thought than with others; a family which by its concentration upon a given spot, and by the homogeneous nature of its elements, is destined for a special kind of activity.
    Giuseppe Mazzini (1805–1872)