Of an extent, amount, or intensity considerably above average
academics waited with great interest for the book
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
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
An aunt of one’s father or mother
An arid region of the western US between the Sierra Nevada and the Rocky Mountains, including most of Nevada and parts of the adjacent states
The constellation Ursa Major
The edition of the English Bible which Thomas Cromwell ordered to be set up in every parish church. It was the work of Miles Coverdale, and was first issued in 1539
A dog of a very large, powerful, short-haired breed
A large white heron of North and South America. Its yellow bill turns orange when breeding
An industrial city in north central Montana, on the Missouri River; population 59,251 (est. 2008)
Another name for Fire of London.
A large fault valley in Scotland, extending from the Moray Firth south-west for 96 km (approx. 60 miles) to Loch Linnhe, and containing Loch Ness. Also called Glen More
A group of five large interconnected lakes in central North America, consisting of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario, and constituting the largest area of fresh water in the world. Lake Michigan is wholly within the US, and the others lie on the Canada-US border. Connected to the Atlantic Ocean by the St Lawrence Seaway, the Great Lakes form an important commercial waterway
Informal name for Alaska.
A daughter of one’s nephew or niece
The chief keyboard in a large organ and its related pipes and mechanism
Another name for Ouse111.
A large room in a modern house that combines features of a living room with those of a dining room or family room
A seal used for the authentication of state documents of the highest importance. That of the UK is held by the Lord Chancellor and that of the US by the Secretary of State
A large North Atlantic skua with mainly brown plumage, feeding by robbing other seabirds
The northward migration 1835-7 of large numbers of Boers discontented with British rule in the Cape, to the areas where they eventually founded the Transvaal Republic and Orange Free State
An uncle of one’s mother or father
Expressing surprise or amazement
England, Wales, and Scotland considered as a unit. The name is also often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Another name for Magna Carta.
A circle on the surface of a sphere which lies in a plane passing through the sphere’s centre. As it represents the shortest distance between any two points on a sphere, a great circle of the earth is the preferred route taken by a ship or aircraft
A boundary between two contrasting groups, cultures, etc. that is regarded as very difficult to ignore or overcome
Another name for Continental Divide or Great Dividing Range.
Official name for Grimsby.
Having a noble, generous, and courageous spirit
Another name for mother goddess.
The Andromeda Galaxy
A son of one’s nephew or niece
A serious outbreak of bubonic plague in England in 1665-6, in which about one fifth of the population of London died. It was the last major outbreak in Britain
A vast area of plains to the east of the Rocky Mountains in North America, extending from the valleys of the Mackenzie River in Canada to southern Texas
Former term for Russian (language and people), as distinguished from other peoples and languages of the old Russian Empire.
The breach between the Eastern and the Western Churches, traditionally dated to 1054 and becoming final in 1472
A domestic program in the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson that instituted federally sponsored social welfare programs