1. A person of major significance, accomplishment or acclaim.
    Newton and Einstein are two of the greats of the history of science.
  2. A course of academic study devoted to the works of such persons and also known as Literae Humaniores; the "Greats" name has official status with respect to 's program and is widely used as a colloquialism in reference to similar programs elsewhere.
    Spencer read Greats at Oxford, taking a starred first.
  3. The main division in a pipe organ, usually the loudest division.


  1. Very big, large scale.
  2. Very good.
  3. Important.
  4. Title referring to an important leader.
  5. Superior; admirable; commanding; applied to thoughts, actions, and feelings.
  6. Endowed with extraordinary powers; uncommonly gifted; able to accomplish vast results; strong; powerful; mighty; noble.
  7. Pregnant; large with young.
  8. More than ordinary in degree; very considerable.


  1. very well
    Those mechanical colored pencils work great because they don't have to be sharpened.


  1. Expression of gladness and content about something.
    Great! Thanks for the wonderful work.
  2. sarcastic inversion thereof.
    Oh, great! I just dumped all 500 sheets of the manuscript all over and now I have to put them back in order.

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