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English Dictionary: great by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
great
adj
  1. relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind; "a great juicy steak"; "a great multitude"; "the great auk"; "a great old oak"; "a great ocean liner"; "a great delay"
  2. of major significance or importance; "a great work of art"; "Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th centurey"
    Synonym(s): great, outstanding
  3. remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect; "a great crisis"; "had a great stake in the outcome"
  4. very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
    Synonym(s): bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(p), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing
  5. uppercase; "capital A"; "great A"; "many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"
    Synonym(s): capital, great, majuscule
  6. in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child"
    Synonym(s): big(p), enceinte, expectant, gravid, great(p), large(p), heavy(p), with child(p)
n
  1. a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field; "he is one of the greats of American music"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mogul \Mo*gul"\, n. [From the Mongolian.]
      1. A person of the Mongolian race.
  
      2. (Railroad) A heavy locomotive for freight traffic, having
            three pairs of connected driving wheels and a two-wheeled
            truck.
  
      {Great}, [or] {Grand}, {Mogul}, the sovereign of the empire
            founded in Hindostan by the Mongols under Baber in the
            sixteenth century. Hence, a very important personage; a
            lord; -- sometimes only {mogul}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Great \Great\, a. [Compar. {Greater}; superl. {Greatest}.] [OE.
      gret, great, AS. gre[aacute]t; akin to OS. & LG. gr[omac]t,
      D. groot, OHG. gr[omac]z, G. gross. Cf. {Groat} the coin.]
      1. Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous;
            expanded; -- opposed to small and little; as, a great
            house, ship, farm, plain, distance, length.
  
      2. Large in number; numerous; as, a great company, multitude,
            series, etc.
  
      3. Long continued; lengthened in duration; prolonged in time;
            as, a great while; a great interval.
  
      4. Superior; admirable; commanding; -- applied to thoughts,
            actions, and feelings.
  
      5. Endowed with extraordinary powers; uncommonly gifted; able
            to accomplish vast results; strong; powerful; mighty;
            noble; as, a great hero, scholar, genius, philosopher,
            etc.
  
      6. Holding a chief position; elevated: lofty: eminent;
            distingushed; foremost; principal; as, great men; the
            great seal; the great marshal, etc.
  
                     He doth object I am too great of birth. --Shak.
  
      7. Entitled to earnest consideration; weighty; important; as,
            a great argument, truth, or principle.
  
      8. Pregnant; big (with young).
  
                     The ewes great with young.                  --Ps. lxxviii.
                                                                              71.
  
      9. More than ordinary in degree; very considerable in degree;
            as, to use great caution; to be in great pain.
  
                     We have all Great cause to give great thanks.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
      10. (Genealogy) Older, younger, or more remote, by single
            generation; -- often used before grand to indicate one
            degree more remote in the direct line of descent; as,
            great-grandfather (a grandfather's or a grandmother's
            father), great-grandson, etc.
  
      {Great bear} (Astron.), the constellation Ursa Major.
  
      {Great cattle} (Law), all manner of cattle except sheep and
            yearlings. --Wharton.
  
      {Great charter} (Eng. Hist.), Magna Charta.
  
      {Great circle of a sphere}, a circle the plane of which
            passes through the center of the sphere.
  
      {Great circle sailing}, the process or art of conducting a
            ship on a great circle of the globe or on the shortest arc
            between two places.
  
      {Great go}, the final examination for a degree at the
            University of Oxford, England; -- called also {greats}.
            --T. Hughes.
  
      {Great guns}. (Naut.) See under Gun.
  
      {The Great Lakes} the large fresh-water lakes (Lakes
            Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario) which lie on
            the northern borders of the United States.
  
      {Great master}. Same as {Grand master}, under {Grand}.
  
      {Great organ} (Mus.), the largest and loudest of the three
            parts of a grand organ (the others being the choir organ
            and the swell, and sometimes the pedal organ or foot
            keys), It is played upon by a separate keyboard, which has
            the middle position.
  
      {The great powers} (of Europe), in modern diplomacy, Great
            Britain, France, Germany, Austria, Russia, and Italy.
  
      {Great primer}. See under {Type}.
  
      {Great scale} (Mus.), the complete scale; -- employed to
            designate the entire series of musical sounds from lowest
            to highest.
  
      {Great sea}, the Mediterranean sea. In Chaucer both the Black
            and the Mediterranean seas are so called.
  
      {Great seal}.
            (a) The principal seal of a kingdom or state.
            (b) In Great Britain, the lord chancellor (who is
                  custodian of this seal); also, his office.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Great \Great\, n.
      The whole; the gross; as, a contract to build a ship by the
      great.
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