the (Great) Depression

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the (Great) Depression

: the 1930s, when the U.S. and many other countries were in a very bad depression
  • He grew up during the (Great) Depression.

Word by Word Definitions

great play
  1. : notably large in size : huge

  2. : of a kind characterized by relative largeness

  3. : elaborate, ample

  1. : in a great manner : well

  1. : an outstandingly superior or skillful person

depression play
  1. : an act of depressing or a state of being depressed: such as

  2. : a state of feeling sad : dejection

  3. : a mood disorder marked especially by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration, a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping, feelings of dejection and hopelessness, and sometimes suicidal tendencies


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