Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary
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great /greit/
  • tính từ
    • lớn, to lớn, vĩ đại
      • a wind: cơn gió lớn
      • a great distance: một khoảng cách lớn
      • the Great October Socialist Revolution: cuộc cách mạng xã hội chủ nghĩa tháng mười vĩ đại)
      • a great writer: một nhà văn lớn
      • the great powers: những nước lớn
      • a great scoundrel: thằng đại bợm
      • the great majority: đại đa số
      • at a great price: đi rất nhanh
    • hết sức, rất
      • with great care: cẩn thận hết sức
      • to pay great attention to: hết sức chú ý tới
    • cao quý, ca cả, cao thượng
      • he appeared greater in adversity than ever before: trong lúc hoạn nạn anh ấy tỏ ra cao thượng hơn bao giờ hết
    • tuyệt hay, thật là thú vị
      • that is great!: thật là tuyệt!
      • to have great time: được hưởng một thời gian thú tuyệt
    • giỏi, thạo cừ, hiểu rõ, hiểu tường tận
      • to be great on: hiểu rõ, biết rõ, hiểu tường tận về (cái gì)
      • to be great at: rất giỏi về (cái gì)
    • thân (với ai)
      • to be great with somebody: thân với ai
    • to be great with child
      • (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) có mang, có chửa
    • great dozen
      • tá mười ba
    • great many
      • nhiều
    • to have a great mind to
      • (xem) mind
    • to live to a great age
      • sống đến tận lúc tuổi già, sống lâu
    • to take a great interest in
      • rất quan tâm đến
  • danh từ
    • (the great) (dùng như số nhiều) những người vĩ đại
    • số nhiều kỳ thi tốt nghiệp tú tài văn chương (tại trường đại học Ôc-phớt)
Concise Dictionary
+a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field
+relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
+of major significance or importance
+remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect
+very good
+marked by active interest and enthusiasm
+in an advanced stage of pregnancy

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 big, large, huge, immense, enormous, gigantic, giant, grand, extensive, prodigious, colossal, massive, vast, tremendous; spacious, capacious, mammoth, gargantuan, monstrous, titanic, Cyclopean, Brobdingnagian:
Europe was covered by a great forest. A great castle loomed before me
2 large, huge, immense, enormous, gigantic, prodigious, vast, tremendous, abundant, countless:
Plague killed a great number of people.
3 extreme, considerable, marked, pronounced, inordinate, extraordinary, significant; excess, excessive:
I have something of great importance to tell you. Your news created great confusion
4 critical, important, crucial, momentous, significant, serious, weighty, consequential:
Those were great days for the history of England.
5 important, prominent, major, eminent, celebrated, distinguished, famous, famed, renowned, notable, noteworthy, illustrious, outstanding, well-known, weighty, influential, Rare eximious:
What of the great universities, like Oxford and Cambridge? Our mayor thinks of himself as a great man
6 talented, gifted, excellent, outstanding, exceptional, major, superlative, superior, leading, best, incomparable, matchless, peerless, skilful, artistic, brilliant, first-rate, remarkable, top, accomplished:
Flaubert was one of the greatest writers of his age. Tamara is a good dancer, but not a great dancer
7 lofty, elevated, exalted, noble, high-minded, grand:
Great thoughts come from great minds.
8 talented, skilled, skilful, adroit, clever, adept, able, proficient, expert:
Daphne is really great at playing bridge.
9 keen, zealous, eager, active, enthusiastic, devoted, ardent, passionate:
Frank is a great stamp collector.
10 close, devoted, dedicated, fast, faithful, true, loyal, intimate, loving:
Graham and Pembroke quickly became great friends.
11 terrible, bad, awful, unforgivable, horrendous, heinous, grievous, horrific, horrible, terrific, huge, colossal, enormous, gigantic, significant, cardinal, egregious, basic, profound, flagrant, glaring, arrant, consummate, out-and-out:
Inviting her at the same time as her ex-husband was a great mistake.
12 spectacular, marvellous, outstanding, excellent, superb, grand, wonderful, fine Colloq fantastic, terrific, stupendous, marvy, smashing, fantabulous, Old-fashioned Brit tickety-boo:
He says that we missed a truly great show.
Advanced English Dictionary
adjective, noun, adverb
+ adjective (greater, greatest)
1 [usually before noun] very large; much bigger than average in size or quantity: A great crowd had gathered. + People were arriving in great numbers. + The great majority of (= most) people seem to agree with this view. + He must have fallen from a great height. + She lived to a great age.
2 [only before noun] (informal) used to emphasize an adjective of size or quality: There was a great big pile of books on the table. + He cut himself a great thick slice of cake.
3 much more than average in degree or quantity: a matter of great importance + The concert had been a great success. + Her death was a great shock to us all. + It gives me great pleasure to welcome you here today. + Take great care of it. + You've been a great help. + We are all to a great extent the products of our culture. - BIG
4 extremely good in ability or quality and therefore admired by many people: He has been described as the world's greatest violinist. + Sherlock Holmes, the great detective + Great art has the power to change lives. + This represents a great achievement.
5 (informal) very good or pleasant: He's a great bloke. + It's great to see you again. + What a great goal! + We had a great time in Madrid. + 'I'll pick you up at seven.' 'That'll be great, thanks.' + (ironic) Oh great, they left without us. + You've been a great help, I must say (= no help at all).
important / impressive
6 [only before noun] important and impressive: The wedding was a great occasion. + As the great day approached, she grew more and more nervous. + The great thing is to get it done quickly. + One great advantage of this metal is that it doesn't rust.
with influence
7 having high status or a lot of influence: the great powers (= important and powerful countries) + We can make this country great again. + Alexander the Great
in good health
8 in a very good state of physical or mental health: She seemed in great spirits (= very cheerful). + I feel great today. + I don't feel too great. + Everyone's in great form.
9 [not usually before noun] ~ at (doing) sth (informal) able to do sth well: She's great at chess.
10 ~ for (doing) sth (informal) very suitable or useful for sth: This gadget's great for opening jars. + Try this cream-it's great for spots.
for emphasis
11 [only before noun] used when you are emphasizing a particular description of sb/sth: We are great friends. + I've never been a great reader (= I do not read much). + She's a great talker, isn't she? + I am a great admirer of your work.
12 added to words for family members to show a further stage in relationship: my great-aunt (= my father's or mother's aunt) + her great grandson (= the grandson of her son or daughter)
larger animals / plants
13 [only before noun] used in the names of animals or plants which are larger than similar kinds: the great tit
city name
14 (Greater) used with the name of a city to describe an area that includes the centre of the city and a large area all round it: Greater London
greatness noun [U]
Idioms: be going great guns (informal) to be doing sth quickly and successfully: Work is going great guns now.
be a great one for (doing) sth to do sth a lot; to enjoy sth: I've never been a great one for writing letters. + You're a great one for quizzes, aren't you?
be no great shakes (informal) to be not very good, efficient, suitable, etc.
great and small of all sizes or types: all creatures great and small
the great sth in the sky (humorous) used to refer to where a particular person or thing is imagined to go when they die or are no longer working, similar to the place they were connected with on earth: Their pet rabbit had gone to the great rabbit hutch in the sky.
more at PAINS, SUM n.
+ noun [usually pl.] (informal) a very well-known and successful person or thing: He was one of boxing's all-time greats.
+ adverb (informal, non-standard) very well: Well done. You did great.
Collocation Dictionary

1 large in amount/degree/size, etc.


be | become


The play was a very great success.


great big
There's a great big hole in this sleeve.
| no great
Don't worry. It's no great problem.

2 admired




really, truly, very
He was a truly great man.

3 very good/pleasant


be, feel, look, seem, smell, sound, taste
You're looking great. Marriage must suit you!


That's really great news!
| absolutely
The food smells absolutely great.

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