Definition of general:

part of speech: adverb


part of speech: noun

Officer commanding not less than a brigade; chief commander of an army.

part of speech: noun

The whole or chief part: an officer who is head over a whole department: a military officer who commands a body of men not less than a brigade: the chief commander of an army in service: in the R. C. Church, the head of a religious order, responsible only to the Pope.

part of speech: adjective

Common; prevalent; public; vague.

part of speech: adjective

Relating to a whole genus, kind, class, order, or race; not special or particular; pertaining to the majority; usual; ordinary; extensive but not universal; indefinite; senior or highest; as, Postmaster- General.

part of speech: noun

The whole; the commander of an army division or brigade.

part of speech: adjective

Relating to a genus or whole class: including many species: not special: not restricted: common: prevalent r public: loose: vague.

Usage examples for general:

Word of the day


Valuing oneself too highly. ...