- 2 (Greats)another term for Literae Humaniores.
Old English grēat 'big', of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch groot and German gross
Do not confuse grate with great. Grate means 'shred food' (grate the cheese into a bowl) or 'a metal fireplace frame', whereas great means 'very big, important, etc.' (a great achievement for British science).