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General meaning

general - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. a general officer of the highest rank
  2. 2. the head of a religious order or congregation
  3. 3. affecting the entire body; " a general anesthetic"; " general symptoms"
  4. 4. Relating to a genus or kind; pertaining to a whole class or order; as, a general law of animal or vegetable economy.
  5. 5. Comprehending many species or individuals; not special or particular; including all particulars; as, a general inference or conclusion.
  6. 6. Not restrained or limited to a precise import; not specific; vague; indefinite; lax in signification; as, a loose and general expression.
  7. 7. Common to many, or the greatest number; widely spread; prevalent; extensive, though not universal; as, a general opinion; a general custom.
  8. 8. Having a relation to all; common to the whole; as, Adam, our general sire.
  9. 9. As a whole; in gross; for the most part.
  10. 10. Usual; common, on most occasions; as, his general habit or method.
  11. 11. One of the chief military officers of a government or country; the commander of an army, of a body of men not less than a brigade. In European armies, the highest military rank next below field marshal.
  12. 12. The roll of the drum which calls the troops together; as, to beat the general.
  13. 13. The chief of an order of monks, or of all the houses or congregations under the same rule.
  14. 14. The public; the people; the vulgar.
  15. 15. The whole; the total; that which comprehends or relates to all, or the chief part; - opposed to particular.
  16. 16. Common; prevalent; public; vague.
  17. 17. Officer commanding not less than a brigade; chief commander of an army.

general - examples of usage

  1. " These are two young friends of mine from the hills, General," said the Bishop, as he seated his old friend. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. You are the general." - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  3. Why, general, that is just what he is going to do." - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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