Definitions for general

Definitions for (noun) general

Main entry: general

Definition: a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular)

Usage: he discussed the general but neglected the particular

Main entry: full general, general

Definition: a general officer of the highest rank

Main entry: general, superior general

Definition: the head of a religious order or congregation

Definitions for (verb) general

Main entry: general

Definition: command as a general

Usage: We are generaled by an incompetent!

Definitions for (adj) general

Main entry: general

Definition: prevailing among and common to the general public

Usage: the general discontent

Main entry: oecumenical, cosmopolitan, ecumenical, world-wide, worldwide, universal, general

Definition: of worldwide scope or applicability

Usage: an issue of cosmopolitan import; the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time- Christopher Morley; universal experience

Main entry: general

Definition: not specialized or limited to one class of things

Usage: general studies; general knowledge

Main entry: general

Definition: applying to all or most members of a category or group

Usage: the general public; general assistance; a general rule; in general terms; comprehensible to the general reader

Main entry: general

Definition: affecting the entire body

Usage: a general anesthetic; general symptoms

Main entry: general

Definition: somewhat indefinite

Usage: bearing a general resemblance to the original; a general description of the merchandise

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