Definitions for special

Definitions for (noun) special

Main entry: special

Definition: a television production that features a particular person or work or topic

Usage: the last of a series of BBC specials on Iran is being shown tonight

Main entry: special

Definition: a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising

Usage: they are having a special on pork chops

Main entry: special

Definition: a dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant

Definitions for (adj) special

Main entry: especial, exceptional, special, particular

Definition: surpassing what is common or usual or expected

Usage: he paid especial attention to her; exceptional kindness; a matter of particular and unusual importance; a special occasion; a special reason to confide in her; what's so special about the year 2000?

Main entry: limited, special

Definition: having a specific function or scope

Usage: a special (or specific) role in the mission

Main entry: special, particular, peculiar

Definition: unique or specific to a person or thing or category

Usage: the particular demands of the job; has a particular preference for Chinese art; a peculiar bond of sympathy between them; an expression peculiar to Canadians; rights peculiar to the rich; the special features of a computer; my own special chair

Main entry: special

Definition: for a special service or occasion

Usage: a special correspondent; a special adviser to the committee; had to get special permission for the event

Main entry: particular, special

Definition: first and most important

Usage: his special interest is music; she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work

Main entry: special

Definition: adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose

Usage: a special kind of paint; a special medication for arthritis

Main entry: special, extra

Definition: added to a regular schedule

Usage: a special holiday flight; put on special buses for the big game

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