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general - Dictionary definition and meaning for word general

Definition
(noun) a general officer of the highest rank
Synonyms : full general

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(noun) the head of a religious order or congregation
Synonyms : superior general

Definition
(noun) a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular)
Example Sentence
  • he discussed the general but neglected the particular

Definition
(verb) command as a general
Example Sentence
  • We are generaled by an incompetent!

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(adj) applying to all or most members of a category or group
Example Sentence
  • the general public
  • general assistance
  • a general rule
  • in general terms
  • comprehensible to the general reader

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(adj) not specialized or limited to one class of things
Example Sentence
  • general studies
  • general knowledge

Definition
(adj) prevailing among and common to the general public
Example Sentence
  • the general discontent

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(adj) affecting the entire body
Example Sentence
  • a general anesthetic
  • general symptoms

Definition
(adj) somewhat indefinite
Example Sentence
  • bearing a general resemblance to the original
  • a general description of the merchandise

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(adj) of worldwide scope or applicability
Example Sentence
  • an issue of cosmopolitan import
  • the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time
  • universal experience

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