great


great
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adj.
1 large in amount, degree, size, etc.
VERBS
be
become
ADVERB
very

The play was a very great success.

PHRASES
great big

There's a great big hole in this sleeve.

no great

Don't worry. It's no great loss.

2 admired
VERBS
be
ADVERB
really, truly, very

He was a truly great man.

3 very good/pleasant
VERBS
be, feel, look, seem, smell, sound, taste

You're looking great. Marriage must suit you!

ADVERB
just, really

That's really great news!

absolutely

The food smells absolutely great.

Great is used with these nouns: ↑ability, ↑abundance, ↑acclaim, ↑accolade, ↑accomplishment, ↑accumulation, ↑accuracy, ↑achievement, ↑actor, actress, ↑acumen, ↑admiration, ↑admirer, ↑advance, ↑advantage, ↑adventure, ↑advocate, ↑affection, ↑affinity, ↑age, ↑agility, ↑alarm, ↑album, ↑ally, ↑altitude, ↑ambition, ↑amusement, ↑anger, ↑anguish, ↑annoyance, ↑antagonism, ↑anticipation, ↑antiquity, ↑anxiety, ↑appeal, ↑appetite, ↑appreciation, ↑apprehension, ↑aptitude, ↑arc, ↑architect, ↑army, ↑art, ↑article, ↑artist, ↑asset, ↑assistance, ↑assurance, ↑astonishment, ↑athlete, ↑atmosphere, ↑attraction, ↑attribute, ↑aunt, ↑awe, ↑ball, ↑banquet, ↑bargain, ↑battle, ↑beast, ↑beauty, ↑beer, ↑believer, ↑bellow, ↑benefactor, ↑benefit, ↑bitterness, ↑blessing, ↑bloke, ↑blow, ↑blunder, ↑bonus, ↑book, ↑boom, ↑boon, ↑boost, ↑brain, ↑bravery, ↑breadth, ↑breakthrough, ↑brilliance, ↑brutality, ↑bulk, ↑bunch, ↑burden, ↑burst, ↑campaigner, ↑capacity, ↑capital, ↑care, ↑castle, ↑catastrophe, ↑cathedral, ↑cause, ↑caution, ↑celebration, ↑challenge, ↑chamber, ↑champion, ↑chance, ↑character, ↑charm, ↑chasm, ↑cheer, ↑chunk, ↑city, ↑civilization, ↑clarity, ↑class, ↑classic, ↑climax, ↑cloud, ↑clump, ↑collection, ↑collector, ↑comeback, ↑comedian, ↑comfort, ↑commitment, ↑commotion, ↑compassion, ↑competence, ↑complexity, ↑compliment, ↑composer, ↑concentration, ↑concern, ↑conductor, ↑confidence, ↑conflict, ↑confusion, ↑connoisseur, ↑consistency, ↑consolation, ↑conspiracy, ↑consternation, ↑consumer, ↑contempt, ↑contest, ↑contribution, ↑controversy, ↑convenience, ↑conviction, ↑cook, ↑cooking, ↑copy, ↑cost, ↑country, ↑coup, ↑couple, ↑courage, ↑courtesy, ↑crash, ↑creativity, ↑credibility, ↑credit, ↑crime, ↑critic, ↑crowd, ↑cruelty, ↑crusade, ↑cry, ↑cunning, ↑curiosity, ↑damage, ↑dancer, ↑danger, ↑day, ↑debt, ↑decrease, ↑dedication, ↑deed, ↑deference, ↑degree, ↑deliberation, ↑delicacy, ↑delight, ↑demand, ↑dent, ↑dependence, ↑depression, ↑depth, ↑desire, ↑detail, ↑determination, ↑deterrent, ↑devotee, ↑devotion, ↑dexterity, ↑difference, ↑difficulty, ↑dignity, ↑dilemma, ↑dimension, ↑diplomacy, ↑disadvantage, ↑disappointment, ↑disaster, ↑discipline, ↑discomfort, ↑discovery, ↑discrepancy, ↑discretion, ↑discrimination, ↑disdain, ↑disgust, ↑dislike, ↑dismay, ↑disparity, ↑display, ↑displeasure, ↑disruption, ↑disservice, ↑distance, ↑distaste, ↑distinction, ↑distress, ↑disturbance, ↑diversity, ↑divide, ↑dividend, ↑division, ↑door, ↑dread, ↑dream, ↑dynasty, ↑earthquake, ↑ease, ↑effectiveness, ↑efficiency, ↑effort, ↑elation, ↑elegance, ↑embarrassment, ↑empathy, ↑emphasis, ↑empire, ↑encouragement, ↑endurance, ↑enemy, ↑enjoyment, ↑enterprise, ↑enthusiasm, ↑entrepreneur, ↑era, ↑error, ↑eruption, ↑escape, ↑estate, ↑esteem, ↑event, ↑evil, ↑exaggeration, ↑example, ↑exception, ↑excitement, ↑excuse, ↑exercise, ↑exertion, ↑expanse, ↑expansion, ↑expectation, ↑expenditure, ↑expense, ↑experience, ↑expertise, ↑explorer, ↑explosion, ↑exponent, ↑extension, ↑facility, ↑failing, ↑failure, ↑faith, ↑fall, ↑fame, ↑famine, ↑fan, ↑fanfare, ↑fascination, ↑father, ↑fault, ↑favour, ↑favourite, ↑fear, ↑feast, ↑feat, ↑feedback, ↑feeling, ↑ferment, ↑ferocity, ↑fervour, ↑festival, ↑fidelity, ↑fight, ↑figure, ↑film, ↑find, ↑finish, ↑fireplace, ↑flair, ↑flash, ↑fleet, ↑flexibility, ↑flood, ↑following, ↑fondness, ↑food, ↑fool, ↑football, ↑force, ↑foresight, ↑form, ↑fortress, ↑fortune, ↑freedom, ↑frequency, ↑friend, ↑friendship, ↑frustration, ↑fulfilment, ↑fun, ↑fuss, ↑future, ↑gag, ↑gamble, ↑game, ↑gap, ↑gash, ↑gasp, ↑gate, ↑generosity, ↑genius, ↑gift, ↑girl, ↑goal, ↑golfer, ↑grief, ↑gulf, ↑gulp, ↑gust, ↑guy, ↑hall, ↑handicap, ↑happiness, ↑hardship, ↑harm, ↑haste, ↑hazard, ↑heap, ↑heat, ↑heave, ↑height, ↑help, ↑herd, ↑hero, ↑heroine, ↑hindrance, ↑historian, ↑hole, ↑honour, ↑hope, ↑horse, ↑hostility, ↑house, ↑humanity, ↑humiliation, ↑hunger, ↑hurry, ↑hurt, ↑idea, ↑idol, ↑imagination, ↑impact, ↑impediment, ↑impetus, ↑importance, ↑impression, ↑improvement, ↑incentive, ↑incidence, ↑inconvenience, ↑independence, ↑indignation, ↑inequality, ↑influence, ↑influx, ↑ingenuity, ↑initiative, ↑injustice, ↑innovation, ↑input, ↑insecurity, ↑insight, ↑inspiration, ↑instrument, ↑insult, ↑integrity, ↑intellect, ↑intelligence, ↑intensity, ↑interest, ↑intimacy, ↑investment, ↑irony, ↑irritation, ↑job, ↑joy, ↑judge, ↑kick, ↑killer, ↑kindness, ↑king, ↑knowledge, ↑lad, ↑landmark, ↑latitude, ↑laugh, ↑leader, ↑leadership, ↑leap, ↑learning, ↑legacy, ↑length, ↑lesson, ↑leverage, ↑liberty, ↑lie, ↑life, ↑lift, ↑liking, ↑listener, ↑literature, ↑loneliness, ↑longing, ↑lord, ↑loss, ↑love, ↑lover, ↑loyalty, ↑luck, ↑lump, ↑luxury, ↑machine, ↑magnitude, ↑majority, ↑man, ↑mansion, ↑master, ↑masterpiece, ↑mathematician, ↑maturity, ↑measure, ↑memory, ↑menace, ↑mercy, ↑merit, ↑mind, ↑miracle, ↑misconception, ↑misery, ↑misfortune, ↑misgivings, ↑mistake, ↑moderation, ↑moment, ↑momentum, ↑monastery, ↑monument, ↑motivation, ↑mound, ↑mountain, ↑movie, ↑mum, ↑museum, ↑music, ↑musician, ↑mystery, ↑myth, ↑nation, ↑need, ↑neighbourhood, ↑nervousness, ↑news, ↑night, ↑novel, ↑novelist, ↑novelty, ↑nuisance, ↑number, ↑occasion, ↑ocean, ↑odds, ↑opportunity, ↑optimism, ↑orchestra, ↑originality, ↑outcry, ↑pace, ↑pain, ↑painter, ↑painting, ↑palace, ↑paradox, ↑partnership, ↑passion, ↑patience, ↑perfection, ↑performance, ↑performer, ↑peril, ↑perseverance, ↑persistence, ↑personality, ↑philosopher, ↑photograph, ↑photographer, ↑physicist, ↑picture, ↑pile, ↑pity, ↑place, ↑plague, ↑plain, ↑player, ↑pleasure, ↑poem, ↑poet, ↑poetry, ↑poise, ↑popularity, ↑possibility, ↑post, ↑potential, ↑power, ↑praise, ↑preacher, ↑precaution, ↑precision, ↑presence, ↑pressure, ↑prestige, ↑pride, ↑privilege, ↑prize, ↑problem, ↑procession, ↑proficiency, ↑progress, ↑prominence, ↑promise, ↑prophet, ↑proportion, ↑prosperity, ↑protection, ↑purity, ↑puzzle, ↑quality, ↑quantity, ↑range, ↑rapidity, ↑rapport, ↑read, ↑reader, ↑reassurance, ↑reception, ↑record, ↑reduction, ↑refinement, ↑reform, ↑regard, ↑regret, ↑regularity, ↑rejoicing, ↑relaxation, ↑relevance, ↑reliance, ↑relief, ↑religion, ↑reluctance, ↑remorse, ↑reputation, ↑resemblance, ↑resentment, ↑reserve, ↑resilience, ↑resistance, ↑resolution, ↑resource, ↑respect, ↑responsibility, ↑restaurant, ↑restraint, ↑return, ↑revelation, ↑reverence, ↑revival, ↑reward, ↑risk, ↑rival, ↑rivalry, ↑river, ↑roar, ↑romantic, ↑row, ↑ruler, ↑runner, ↑rush, ↑sacrifice, ↑sadness, ↑satisfaction, ↑save, ↑saving, ↑scandal, ↑scarcity, ↑scepticism, ↑scholar, ↑scientist, ↑scope, ↑script, ↑sculptor, ↑secrecy, ↑secret, ↑selection, ↑self-confidence, ↑sensation, ↑sense, ↑sense of humour, ↑sensitivity, ↑sequence, ↑seriousness, ↑service, ↑severity, ↑sex, ↑shame, ↑shape, ↑shock, ↑shot, ↑shout, ↑show, ↑shudder, ↑sigh, ↑significance, ↑similarity, ↑simplicity, ↑sin, ↑sincerity, ↑singer, ↑singing, ↑size, ↑skill, ↑slab, ↑slice, ↑sob, ↑solace, ↑soldier, ↑solemnity, ↑solo, ↑song, ↑sophistication, ↑sorrow, ↑soul, ↑sound, ↑source, ↑speaker, ↑spectacle, ↑speed, ↑spirit, ↑splendour, ↑sportsman, sportswoman, ↑spread, ↑spur, ↑staircase, ↑stamina, ↑start, ↑statesman, ↑stature, ↑status, ↑step, ↑stillness, ↑stimulus, ↑stir, ↑store, ↑storm, ↑story, ↑strain, ↑strength, ↑stress, ↑stretch, ↑stride, ↑struggle, ↑style, ↑subtlety, ↑success, ↑suffering, ↑sum, ↑support, ↑supporter, ↑surge, ↑surprise, ↑suspicion, ↑sweep, ↑sweetness, ↑swimmer, ↑sympathy, ↑tact, ↑talent, ↑task, ↑taste, ↑teacher, ↑teamwork, ↑tear, ↑temple, ↑temptation, ↑tendency, ↑tenderness, ↑tenor, ↑tension, ↑testament, ↑theatre, ↑thing, ↑thinker, ↑thirst, ↑threat, ↑thrill, ↑time, ↑timing, ↑tolerance, ↑toll, ↑torment, ↑tradition, ↑tragedy, ↑traveller, ↑treasure, ↑treat, ↑tree, ↑tribute, ↑trip, ↑triumph, ↑trouble, ↑trust, ↑truth, ↑try, ↑tune, ↑turmoil, ↑turning point, ↑turnout, ↑tyrant, ↑uncertainty, ↑uncle, ↑understanding, ↑undertaking, ↑unease, ↑unhappiness, ↑uniformity, ↑unknown, ↑unrest, ↑upheaval, ↑uproar, ↑upsurge, ↑urge, ↑urgency, ↑use, ↑utility, ↑vacation, ↑validity, ↑valour, ↑value, ↑variability, ↑variation, ↑variety, ↑venue, ↑victory, ↑vigour, ↑villain, ↑vintage, ↑violence, ↑virtue, ↑vision, ↑vitality, ↑void, ↑volley, ↑volume, ↑voyage, ↑vulnerability, ↑warmth, ↑warrior, ↑waste, ↑waterfall, ↑wave, ↑weakness, ↑wealth, ↑weariness, ↑weather, ↑weight, ↑welcome, ↑width, ↑wilderness, ↑will, ↑win, ↑wine, ↑wisdom, ↑wit, ↑wonder, ↑work, ↑worry, ↑wrath, ↑writer, ↑writing, ↑wrong, ↑year, ↑yearning, ↑zeal, ↑zest
{{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}}
adv.
Great is used with these verbs: ↑work

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Great — (gr[=a]t), a. [Compar. {Greater}; superl. {Greatest}.] [OE. gret, great, AS. gre[ a]t; akin to OS. & LG. gr[=o]t, D. groot, OHG. gr[=o]z, G. gross. Cf. {Groat} the coin.] 1. Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous; expanded; opposed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Great go — Great Great (gr[=a]t), a. [Compar. {Greater}; superl. {Greatest}.] [OE. gret, great, AS. gre[ a]t; akin to OS. & LG. gr[=o]t, D. groot, OHG. gr[=o]z, G. gross. Cf. {Groat} the coin.] 1. Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • great — [grāt] adj. [ME grete < OE great, akin to Ger gross, Du groot < IE base * ghrēu , rub hard over, crumble > GRIT, Welsh gro, sand: basic sense “coarse, coarsegrained”] 1. of much more than ordinary size, extent, volume, etc.; esp., a)… …   English World dictionary

  • Great DJ — «Great DJ» Sencillo de The Ting Tings del álbum We Started Nothing Formato CD Single, Descarga digital Género(s) Dance pop/Indie pop Discográfica …   Wikipedia Español

  • great — O.E. great big, tall, thick, stout; coarse, from W.Gmc. *grautaz coarse, thick (Cf. O.S. grot, O.Fris. grat, Du. groot, Ger. groß great ). Said to have meant originally big in size, coarse, and, if so, perhaps from PIE root *ghreu to rub, grind.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • great — great; great·en; great·hearted; great·heart·ed·ly; great·heart·ed·ness; great·ly; great·ness; Great; …   English syllables

  • great- — [greıt] prefix 1.) great grandfather/great grandmother/great aunt/great uncle the ↑grandfather, ↑grandmother etc of your parents 2.) great grandchild/great granddaughter etc the grandchildren of your child …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • great- — [greıt] prefix 1.) great grandfather/great grandmother/great aunt/great uncle the ↑grandfather, ↑grandmother etc of your parents 2.) great grandchild/great granddaughter etc the grandchildren of your child …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • great — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of an extent, amount, or intensity considerably above average. 2) of ability, quality, or eminence considerably above average. 3) informal excellent. 4) most important: the great thing is the challenge. 5) particularly deserving a… …   English terms dictionary

  • Great — may mean:* Greatness, the state of being superior, majestic, transcendent, or divine * GREAT, Gang Resistance Education and Training * GReAT, Graph Rewriting and Transformation, a Model Transformation Language * Great (film), a British animated… …   Wikipedia

  • great- — [grāt] 〚/span> GREAT, taken as intensifier〛 combining form older (or younger) by one generation: each additional great shows one further generation removed [great aunt, great great grandson] * * * …   Universalium