Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
special /'speʃəl/
  • tính từ
    • đặc biệt, riêng biệt
      • word used in a special sense: từ dùng theo nghĩa đặc biệt
      • special price: giá đặc biệt
      • to appoint special agents: cử đặc phái viên
      • to receive special instructions: nhận những chỉ thị đặc biệt
      • special edition: đợt phát hành đặc biệt
  • danh từ
    • cảnh sát đặc biệt
    • chuyến xe lửa đặc biệt
    • cuộc thi đặc biệt
    • số báo phát hành đặc biệt
Concise Dictionary
+a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising
+a dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant
+a television production that features a particular person or work or topic
+unique or specific to a person or thing or category
+for a special service or occasion
+surpassing what is common or usual or expected
+adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose
+having a specific function or scope
+first and most important
+added to a regular schedule

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 particular, specific, exceptional, uncommon, especial, rare, unusual, out of the ordinary, extraordinary, different, unorthodox, unconventional, unique, precise, individual, singular, distinctive, specialized, certain, remarkable, inimitable, idiosyncratic, curious, peculiar, odd, strange, bizarre, weird, one of a kind; distinguished, notable, noteworthy:
They have a special way of communicating with each other. I bought something very special for your birthday. A special relationship sprang up between us.
2 significant, important, momentous, earth-shaking, memorable, red-letter; gala, festive, celebratory:
The fifth of September is a special day in our family.
3 pointed, concerted, deliberate, particular, extra, determined:
After I had made a special effort to get there, nobody was home.
4 exclusive, express, individual, extra:
Send the packet by special messenger.
5 dear, intimate, particular, good, close, bosom, staunch, loyal, faithful, devoted, steadfast; dearest, best, closest; esteemed, valued:
I wasn't aware that John Spencer was a special friend of yours.
6 prime, primary, major, prominent, paramount:
I shouldn't attach any special importance to her demands.
7 See speciality, 2 below.
expert, authority, professional, master, connoisseur, maestro, artiste, artist, adept:
Pierre Legrand is a specialist in matching antique furniture finishes. Such work requires specialist knowledge.
Advanced English Dictionary
adjective, noun
+ adjective
1 [usually before noun] not ordinary or usual; different from what is normal: The school will only allow this in special circumstances. + Some of the officials have special privileges. + There is something special about this place. + This type of wood needs special treatment.
2 more important than others; deserving or getting more attention than usual: What are your special interests? + She's a very special friend. + Our special guest on next week's show will be ... + Don't lose it-it's special.
3 organized or intended for a particular purpose: a special event / occasion + These teachers need special training. + Dr Pearce is the special adviser on environmental issues.
4 used by or intended for one particular person or group of people: She has a special way of smiling. + He sent a special message to the men.
5 [only before noun] better or more than usual: As an only child she got special attention. + Please take special care of it.
+ noun
1 something that is not usually available but is provided for a particular purpose or on one occasion: an election-night special on television + The menu changes regularly and there are daily specials to choose from.
2 (informal, especially AmE) a price for a particular product in a shop/store or restaurant that is lower than usual: There's a special on coffee this week.
Collocation Dictionary


The restaurant has an extensive menu and daily specials.
| television, TV
There are lots of TV Christmas specials for children this year.
| Christmas, election | football

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