Unusually or comparatively large in size or extent; of large dimensions; of wide extent or expanse; large; big: as, a great rock, house, farm, lake, distance, view, etc.Large in number; numerous: as, a great multitude; a great collection.Exceeding or unusual in degree: as, great fear, love, strength, wealth, power.Widely extended in time; of long duration; long-continued; long: as, a great delay.Of large extent or scope; stately; imposing; magnificent: as, a great entertainment.Of large consequence; important; momentous; weighty; impressive.Chief; principal; largest or most important: as, the great seal of England; the great toe.Holding an eminent or a superlative position in respect to rank, office, power, or mental or moral endowments or acquirements; eminent; distinguished; renowned: as, the great Creator; a great genius, hero, or philosopher; a great impostor; Peter the Great.Grand; magnanimous; munificent; noble; aspiring: as, a great soul.Expressive of haughtiness or pride; arrogant; big: as, great looks; great words.Filled; teeming; pregnant; gravid.Hard; difficult.. Widely known; notorious.Much in action; active; persistent; earnest; zealous: as, a great friend to the poor; a great foe to monopoly.Much in use; much used; much affected;In geneal., one degree more remote in ascent or descent: generally joined with its noun by a hyphen, and used alone only for brothers and sisters of lineal ancestors, in other cases before the prefix grand-: as, great-uncle, great-aunt (brother or sister of a grandparent); great-grandfather, great-grandson, great-grandneph-ew.In music, in the comparative, same as major: as, greater third (a major third), etc.In a wider sense, a colon or series.The forty years' division, a. d. 1378-1417, between different parties in the Latin or Roman Catholic Church, which adhered to different popes.The Black Sea.The corresponding season of the church year, from Easter to Ascension.n. 1. The whole; the gross; the mass; wholesale: as, to work by the great.n. . A great part; the greater part; the sum and substance.n. plural The great go at Cambridge. See go, n., 3.To become great or large; grow large; enlarge.To become great with child; become pregnant.To make great; aggrandize.