great·​er ˈgrā-tər How to pronounce greater (audio)
often capitalized
: consisting of a central city together with adjacent areas that are naturally or administratively connected with it
Greater London

Word History


comparative of great

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of greater was in 1882

Dictionary Entries Near greater

Cite this Entry

“Greater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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