greatness

  • 1 Greatness — Great ness, n. [AS. gre[ a]tnes.] 1. The state, condition, or quality of being great; as, greatness of size, greatness of mind, power, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. Pride; haughtiness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] It is not of pride or greatness that he cometh …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 greatness — [n1] large size abundance, amplitude, bigness, bulk, enormity, force, high degree, hugeness, immensity, infinity, intensity, length, magnitude, mass, might, potency, power, prodigiousness, sizableness, strength, vastness; concepts 730,767 Ant.… …

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  • 3 Greatness — or preeminence is a concept that is heavily dependent on a person s perspective and biases. The term can be used to emphasize perceived superiority of a person or thing. In Europe the most lauded rulers were given the attribute the Great (e.g.… …

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  • 4 greatness — index degree (magnitude), dint, distinction (reputation), eminence, importance, mass (weight) …

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  • 5 greatness — late O.E. gretnys thickness, coarseness, stoutness; see GREAT (Cf. great) + NESS (Cf. ness). Meaning eminence is early 14c …

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  • 6 greatness — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ true ▪ This book tells you nothing about the true greatness of his paintings. ▪ future, potential ▪ The Puerto Rican was tipped for future greatness. ▪ …

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  • 7 Greatness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Greatness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 greatness greatness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 magnitude magnitude Sgm: N 1 size size &c.(dimensions) 192 Sgm: N 1 multitude multitude &c.(number) 102 Sgm: N 1 …

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  • 8 greatness — noun The state, condition, or quality of being great; as, greatness of size, greatness of mind, power, etc. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon em. mdash; Shakespeare …

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  • 9 greatness — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Magnitude Nouns 1. greatness, magnitude; dimensions, number; immensity, enormity; might, strength; intensity, fullness. See size, multitude, power, quantity. 2. eminence, prominence, grandeur,… …

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  • 10 greatness — n. to achieve greatness * * * [ greɪtnɪs] to achieve greatness …

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  • 11 greatness — great|ness [ greıtnəs ] noun uncount 1. ) a position of power, success, or respect: a woman destined for greatness 2. ) LITERARY the large and impressive character of something: the greatness of the sky …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 greatness — noun 1) a child destined for greatness Syn: eminence, distinction, illustriousness, repute, high standing; importance, significance; celebrity, fame, prominence, renown 2) her greatness as a writer Syn …

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  • 13 greatness — noun 1) a woman destined for greatness Syn: eminence, distinction, celebrity, fame, prominence, renown, importance 2) his greatness as a writer Syn: brilliance, genius, prowess, tal …

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  • 14 greatness — UK [ˈɡreɪtnəs] / US noun [uncountable] 1) a position of power, success, or respect a woman destined for greatness 2) literary the large and impressive character of something the greatness of the sky …

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  • 15 greatness — Synonyms and related words: accomplishment, ampleness, amplitude, area, ascendancy, authority, bigheartedness, bigness, body, breadth, broadness, brooding, bulk, caliber, capaciousness, chivalrousness, chivalry, comprehensiveness, consequence,… …

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  • 16 greatness — [ˈgreɪtnəs] noun [U] a position of power, success, or respect a woman destined for greatness[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 17 greatness — great ► ADJECTIVE 1) of an extent, amount, or intensity considerably above average. 2) of ability, quality, or eminence considerably above average. 3) informal excellent. 4) most important: the great thing is the challenge. 5) particularly… …

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  • 18 greatness — noun see great I …

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  • 19 greatness — See greatly. * * * …

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  • 20 greatness — great·ness || greɪtnɪs n. largeness; hugeness; superiority; glory; splendor …

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