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great

adjective

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4 of a size greater than average of its kind
  • saw a great moose calmly walking through our backyard

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5 of the very best kind
  • this cake is great!

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8 of high birth, rank, or station
  • a descendant of one of the great families of Philadelphia

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great

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The first known use of great was before the 12th century

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“Great.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/great. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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