- n a general officer of the highest rank
- n the head of a religious order or congregation
- n a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular)
he discussed the general but neglected the particular
- v command as a general
We are generaled by an incompetent!
- a applying to all or most members of a category or group
the general public
a general rule
in general terms
comprehensible to the general reader
- s not specialized or limited to one class of things
- s prevailing among and common to the general public
the general discontent
- a affecting the entire body
a general anesthetic
- s somewhat indefinite
bearing a general resemblance to the original
a general description of the merchandise
- s of worldwide scope or applicability
- To reach the office of general Moeen Uddin Ahmed in Dhaka's military cantonment, a foreign journalist must pass three security checkpoints and endure the searches of numerous stern .
- After a studied silence, the cop pointed his revolver at the general's chest, drawled: "You are Salan.
- Obama's national security adviser is a retired four-star Marine general and longtime friend of Senator John McCain.
- Barack Obama in BBC News
...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".
- Gordon Brown in BBC News
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".
- Ben Bernanke in FOXNews
In general, healthy economic growth depends on well-functioning financial markets,Bernanke said.