Greater

  • 1 Greater — may refer to: *Greatness, the state of being great *Greater than, in inequality …

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  • 2 greater — [grāt′ər] adj. [often G ] designating a big city and the cities and towns surrounding it, esp. such an area included in the U.S. census [Greater Cleveland] …

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  • 3 greater — index best, superior (excellent), superior (higher) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 greater — O.E. gryttra, Anglian *gretra; comparative of GREAT (Cf. great) …

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  • 5 Greater — /gray teuhr/, adj. designating a city or country and its adjacent area: Greater New York; Greater Los Angeles. [1570 80; GREAT + ER4] * * * (as used in expressions) Greater London Antilles Greater and Lesser Greater Manchester * * * …

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  • 6 greater — [[t]gre͟ɪtə(r)[/t]] 1) Greater is the comparative of great. 2) ADJ: ADJ n Greater is used with the name of a large city to refer to the city together with the surrounding urban and suburban area. ...Greater London. 3) ADJ: ADJ n Greater is used… …

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  • 7 greater —    Sometimes a pointer to wordiness, as here: The cost for a 17 year old living in the greater London area ... (Times). In greater London or in the London area says the same thing as in the greater London area, but says it more simply …

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  • 8 greater — adjective greater in size or importance or degree (Freq. 46) for the greater good of the community the greater Antilles • Ant: ↑lesser …

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  • 9 Greater — Great•er [[t]ˈgreɪ tər[/t]] adj. designating a large city and its adjacent areas: Greater New York; Greater Los Angeles[/ex] • Etymology: 1570–80 …

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  • 10 Greater — Great Great (gr[=a]t), a. [Compar. {Greater}; superl. {Greatest}.] [OE. gret, great, AS. gre[ a]t; akin to OS. & LG. gr[=o]t, D. groot, OHG. gr[=o]z, G. gross. Cf. {Groat} the coin.] 1. Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous;… …

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  • 11 greater — adjective Usage: often capitalized Etymology: comparative of great Date: 1882 consisting of a central city together with adjacent areas that are naturally or administratively connected with it < Greater London > …

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  • 12 greater — adjective /ˈɡreɪtə(r)/ Used in referring to a region or place together with the surrounding area; (of a city) metropolitan. ... statistics revealing that while greater Tokyo has a total area that represents only 3.6 percent of the total land… …

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  • 13 greater — adj. Greater is used with these nouns: ↑acceptance, ↑access, ↑accountability, ↑autonomy, ↑availability, ↑awareness, ↑continuity, ↑cooperation, ↑coordination, ↑discretion, ↑equality …

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  • 14 Greater — /ˈgreɪtə/ (say graytuh) adjective of or relating to a nominated city and its environs, which may include other cities, extensive suburbs and possibly an extensive area of urban or even rural land which may be administered by its metropolitan… …

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  • 15 greater — Synonyms and related words: a cut above, above, ahead, ascendant, better, capping, chosen, distinguished, eclipsing, eminent, exceeding, excellent, excelling, finer, higher, highest, in ascendancy, in the ascendant, major, marked, most, of choice …

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  • 16 greater — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Much more than half: best, better1, larger, largest, most. See BETTER, BIG …

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  • 17 greater — adj. larger in size or space; of more importance greɪt adj. large; important; much; huge; immense; wonderful …

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  • 18 Greater Noctule bat — Nyctalus lasiopterus showing its impressive teeth (taken from Popa Lisseanu et al. 2007). Conservation status …

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  • 19 Greater Sudbury —   City   City of Greater Sudbury Ville de Grand Sudbury From top left: Downtown Sudbury Skyline, Big Ni …

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  • 20 Greater Netherlands — (Dutch: Groot Nederland) is the political movement to unite all Dutch speaking people into a single state. Also known as Dietsland ( Dutchland ), which uses the word Diets, an archaic term for Dutch. Greater Dutch Movement or Greater… …

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