Of an extent, amount, or intensity considerably above average
A rather large diving bird with a long neck, long hooked bill, short legs, and mainly dark plumage. It typically breeds on coastal cliffs
A large amount
Used in names of animals or plants which are larger than similar kinds, e.g. great tit, greater celandine
Denoting the larger or largest part of a place
A large number
A herbaceous Eurasian plant with woolly leaves and tall spikes of yellow flowers
Draw attention to in an ostentatious manner, typically to gain prestige or advantage
The mass or multitude of ordinary people
academics waited with great interest for the book
With the. The Day of Judgement. More fully Great Day of Judgement, Great Day of the Lord, Great Day of Wrath, and variants.
The constellation Canis Major.
A pregnant ewe.
Oxford Univ. and Cambridge Univ. slang (now historical). The final examination for the degree of B.A.
A firearm or gun of such size that it needs to be mounted for firing; a piece of heavy ordnance. Now historical.
= syphilis; compare earlier great pock, French pox, and smallpox.
The eldest son of an African chief or king and his (principal) wife; the heir apparent to the chieftainship.
A large ape of a family closely related to humans, including the gorilla, orangutan, and chimpanzees, but excluding the gibbons; an anthropoid ape
A large extinct flightless auk (seabird) of the North Atlantic, resembling a giant razorbill. The great auk was the original ‘penguin’; many were taken for food, and the last individuals were killed on an islet off Iceland in 1844
A tit (songbird) with a black head and white cheeks, occurring in many different races from western Europe to eastern Asia
Another name for First World War.
An archaic nickname for London
The great blue heron, Ardea herodias.
A book of financial accounts, a ledger.
Orthodox Church the longest hymn consisting of odes.
An armchair, especially one of an early American type.
With the. (A humorous or affectionate name for) the writer, lexicographer, and conversationalist Samuel Johnson (1709–84).
Maize, Zea mays; a grain of this; a main crop of maize (as grown by certain American Indian peoples).
A gross, 144.
= Grand Duke.
A large white heron of North and South America. Its yellow bill turns orange when breeding
Having large or prominent eyes; figurative far-seeing, taking a broad view.
An industrial city in north central Montana, on the Missouri River; population 59,251 (est. 2008)
The most important period of fasting and abstinence in a religious calendar, as Lent in Christianity, Yom Kippur in Judaism, or Ramadan in Islam.
The goldeneye (duck), Bucephala clangula.
The largest or principal house in a group of buildings; the principal house of a district, usually that of a landed proprietor. Also: the principal house or home farm on an estate or plantation, especially in the southern United States and the Caribbean.
The king of Persia.
In plural The five lakes Superior, Huron, Michigan, Erie, and Ontario, which lie between Canada and the United States.
The most important fasting period of the religious year, especially in Orthodox Churches; = Lent.
A long line used in deep-sea fishing for cod, ling, and other large fish.
The sycamore, Acer pseudoplatanus; = sycamore.
= High Mass.
The string or (on a lute) pair of strings with the third-lowest pitch on an early stringed instrument.
An oath of special solemnity, or of particular vehemence or profanity; the form of oath regarded, by the swearer or listener, as the most sacred.
The Highland bagpipe; = piob mhor.
(In singular or plural) = great pox.
= Grand Prior.
A main road, the principal highway.
(The name of) a roll recording accounts of royal revenue as collected in every county.
A large room in a modern house that combines features of a living room with those of a dining room or family room