US: /ˈdʒɛnɝəɫ/, /ˈdʒɛnɹəɫ/
UK: /d‍ʒˈɛnəɹə‍l/

English Vietnamese dictionary

general /'dʤenərəl/
  • tính từ
    • chung, chung chung
      • a matter of general interest: một vấn đề có quan hệ đến lợi ích chung; một vấn đề được mọi người quan tâm
      • to work for general welfare: làm việc vì phúc lợi chung
      • general opinion: ý kiến chung
      • general knowledge: kiến thức chung, kiến thức phổ thông
    • tổng
      • a general election: cuộc tổng tuyển cử
      • a general strike: cuộc tổng bãi công
      • inspector general: tổng thanh tra
    • General Headquaters
      • (quân sự) tổng hành dinh
    • General Staff
      • (quân sự) bộ tổng tham mưu
    • thường
      • a word that is in general use: một từ thường dùng
      • as a general rule: theo lệ thường
      • in general: thông thường; đại khái, đại thể
    • general dealer
      • người bán bách hoá
    • general hospital
      • bệnh viện đa khoa
    • general practitioner
      • bác sĩ đa khoa
    • general reader
      • người đọc đủ các loại sách
    • general servant
      • người hầu đủ mọi việc
  • danh từ
    • cái chung, cái đại thể, cái tổng quát, toàn thể
      • to argue from the general to the particular: suy tư cái chung ra cái riêng
      • the general of mankind: toàn thể loài người
    • (quân sự) tướng, nhà chiến lược xuất sắc; nhà chiến thuật xuất sắc
    • (the general) (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) nhân dân quần chúng
    • (tôn giáo) trưởng tu viện
    • người hầu đủ mọi việc ((cũng) general vervant)

Advanced English dictionary

adjective, noun
+ adjective
affecting all
1 affecting all or most people, places or things: The general opinion is that the conference was a success. + the general belief / consensus + a general strike + books of general interest (= of interest to most people) + The bad weather has been fairly general (= has affected most areas).
2 [usually before noun] normal; usual: There is one exception to this general principle. + As a general rule (= usually) he did what he could to be helpful. + This opinion is common among the general population (= ordinary people).
not detailed
3 including the most important aspects of sth; not exact or detailed
Synonym: OVERALL
I check the bookings to get a general idea of what activities to plan. + I know how it works in general terms. + They gave a general description of the man.
direction / area
4 the ~ direction / area approximately, but not exactly, the direction/area mentioned: They fired in the general direction of the enemy.
not limited
5 not limited to a particular subject, use or activity: a general hospital + general education + We shall at this stage keep the discussion fairly general.
6 not limited to one part or aspect of a person or thing: a general anaesthetic + The building was in a general state of disrepair.
highest in rank
7 [only before noun] (also General [after noun]) highest in rank; CHIEF: the general manager + the Inspector General of Police
Idioms: in general
1 usually; mainly: In general, Japanese cars are very reliable and breakdowns are rare.
2 as a whole: This is a crucial year for your relationships in general and your love life in particular.
+ noun (abbreviation Gen.) an officer of very high rank in the army and the US air force; the officer with the highest rank in the Marines: a four-star general + General Tom Parker

Thesaurus dictionary

1 common, prevailing, accepted, popular, public, communal, community, widespread, shared, extensive, prevalent, universal, worldwide, global; comprehensive, inclusive, all-inclusive, non-exclusive, overall, unrestricted:
The general feeling is that she should resign. We demanded a general revision of the law.
2 ordinary, common, normal, customary, habitual, regular, usual, run-of-the-mill, everyday, familiar, accustomed; non-specialized, unspecialized, non-specific, unspecific:
Indoor plumbing became general only in the twentieth century. Within the general area of ceramics there are scores of specialities.
3 mixed, assorted, miscellaneous, heterogeneous, encyclopedic or encyclopaedic, diversified, extended, broad, comprehensive, inclusive, all-inclusive, non-exclusive, overall, blanket, across the board, sweeping, panoramic, catholic, composite, combined, blended, hybrid, mongrel:
The plan is to prepare a general work of reference.
4 vague, indefinite, broad, ill-defined, loose, inexact, imprecise, undetailed, non-specific, unspecific, generalized, overall; approximate:
This kind of general report fails to pinpoint problems.

Collocation dictionary


command sth, lead sth
Both generals had commanded units in that area.

More information about RANK


in the armed forces air force, army, navy ~
an air force/army sergeant an army/navy captain

marshal a
have/hold the rank of, serve as ~
She joined the navy and held the rank of captain. He served as a lieutenant in the marine corps.

be appointed, become, be made ~
He was made a colonel at the age of 40. She ought to have been made sergeant by now.

under ~
383 men under General Miles attacked the camp.

the rank of ~
She was promoted to the rank of colonel.

Concise English dictionary

+a general officer of the highest rank
+the head of a religious order or congregation
+a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular)
+command as a general
+applying to all or most members of a category or group
+not specialized or limited to one class of things
+of national scope
+prevailing among and common to the general public
+affecting the entire body
+somewhat indefinite
+of worldwide scope or applicability