general general  /ˈdʒɛ nə rəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a general officer of the highest rank
  2. (n) the head of a religious order or congregation
  3. (n) a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular)
  4. (v) command as a general
  5. (adj) applying to all or most members of a category or group
  6. (adj) not specialized or limited to one class of things
  7. (adj) prevailing among and common to the general public
  8. (adj) affecting the entire body
  9. (adj) somewhat indefinite
  10. (adj) of worldwide scope or applicability

Usage(s):

  • Obama's national security adviser is a retired four-star Marine general and longtime friend of Senator John McCain.

News

  1. General Motors Recalls New Cadillac & Chevrolet - Analyst Blog

    General Motors Company ( GM ) plans to recall 1,627 units of recently launched 2014 Chevrolet Impala and 2013 Cadillac ATS and XTS sedans due to an electrical fault in the brake lamps and
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. General Motors Recalls New Cadillac & Chevrolet

    General Motors revealed that the brake lamps in some vehicles may flash even when the brake pedal is not applied
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Zacks via Yahoo! Finance

  3. General Dynamics To Present At Deutsche Bank Conference;Webcast At 11:40 AM ET

    General Dynamics To Present At Deutsche Bank Conference;Webcast At 11:40 AM ET
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

Quotes

  1. ...President Barack Obama - who dismissed Gen McChrystal in a meeting at the White House on Wednesday - said the comments, published in Rolling Stone magazine, failed to "meet the standard that should be set by a commanding general".
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: BBC News

  2. Mr Brown told Andrew Marr on BBC One's Sunday AM it was "clear that we are dealing, in general terms, with people who are associated with al-Qaeda".
    on Jun 30, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source: BBC News

  3. "In general, healthy economic growth depends on well-functioning financial markets," Bernanke said.
    on Jul 15, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: FOXNews

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