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  • n  a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field
    he is one of the greats of American music
  • s  relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
    a great juicy steak
    a great multitude
    the great auk
    a great old oak
    a great ocean liner
    a great delay
  • s  of major significance or importance
    a great work of art
  • s  remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect
    a great crisis
    had a great stake in the outcome
  • s  very good
    had a great time at the party
  • s  uppercase
    great A
  • s  in an advanced stage of pregnancy
    was great with child

  • What makes a great leader? Throughout history, who qualifies? PTI asked a variety of historians, writers, military men, businessmen and others for their selections.
  • Richard Corliss goes beyond and beneath the website's selection of great movies: PLUS: Films dropped from the list Schickel's Cuts Corliss' Cuts.
  • The great pitchers in baseball's record book are mostly names out of a distant past, men like Christy Mathewson.
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  • Tina Fey in
    This is great and exciting news,cracked Tina Fey, star and producer of NBC's withering inside-TV sitcom "30 Rock," whose three nominations (for writing and acting on "30 Rock," plus one for guest-hosting "Saturday Night Live") ran her...
  • Mark Cavendish in The Associated Press
    It's incredible, it's been a long time,said Cavendish of his stage win. "Yesterday wasn't that great for us. I let the guys down."

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