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great·er

also Great·er  (grā′tər)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or being a city considered together with its populous suburbs: the greater metropolitan area of Dallas; Greater Los Angeles.
2. Of, relating to, or being a region considered to be the rightful homeland of a particular people, particularly when extending beyond the current boundaries of their country: Hitler's desire for a Greater Germany led him to annex the Sudetenland.

Greater

(ˈɡreɪtə)
adj
(Placename) (of a city) considered with the inclusion of the outer suburbs: Greater London.

Great•er

(ˈgreɪ tər)

adj.
designating a large city and its adjacent areas: Greater New York; Greater Los Angeles.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.greater - greater in size or importance or degree; "for the greater good of the community"; "the greater Antilles"
lesser - of less size or importance; "the lesser anteater"; "the lesser of two evils"

greater

adjective
Much more than half:
Translations

greater

[ˈgreɪtəʳ] ADJ COMPAR of great (gen, Bot, Zool) → mayor
Greater Londonel gran Londres (incluyendo los barrios de la periferia)

greater

adj comp of greatgrößer; to pay greater attentionbesser aufpassen; of greater importance is …noch wichtiger ist …; one of the greater painterseiner der bedeutenderen Maler; greater and greaterimmer größer

greater

[ˈgreɪtəʳ] adj (great (comp of)) → più grande
Greater London → Londra e sobborghi

greater

adj mayor, más grande; — than superior a, por encima de, mayor de (V. también higher.) great-grandchild n (pl -children) bisnieto -ta mf; npl bisnietos
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So they soon forgot their pride and interchanged kindnesses without stopping to think which was the greater.
Beneath his talk of virginity she began to think there was a lust greater than in all the others.
Such disappointments only gave greater zest to the nights when we acted charades, or had a costume ball in the back parlour, with Sally always dressed like a boy.
The draperies and fluttering things which she wore suited her rich, luxuriant beauty as a greater severity of line could not have done.
Few men exhibit greater diversity, or, if we may so express it, greater antithesis of character, than the native warrior of North America.
There he greeted another assistant district attorney whose years were those of even greater indiscretion than the years of Mr.
I confess I never before was under greater necessity of exercising philosophy and fortitude.
But the effort is getting to be greater than the relief.
Carr and his daughters were installed in a new house, built near the site of the double cabin, which was again transferred to the settlement, in order to give greater seclusion to the fair guests.
These possessions--for as such they might almost certainly be reckoned--comprised the greater part of what is now known as Waldo County, in the state of Maine, and were more extensive than many a dukedom, or even a reigning prince's territory, on European soil.
Sagaciously under their spectacles, did they peep into the holds of vessels Mighty was their fuss about little matters, and marvellous, sometimes, the obtuseness that allowed greater ones to slip between their fingers Whenever such a mischance occurred -- when a waggon-load of valuable merchandise had been smuggled ashore, at noonday, perhaps, and directly beneath their unsuspicious noses -- nothing could exceed the vigilance and alacrity with which they proceeded to lock, and double-lock, and secure with tape and sealing -- wax, all the avenues of the delinquent vessel.
It is a great triumph of skill to gain the former, but a still greater proof of generalship to maintain possession of the latter, for man must battle for his fortress at every door and window.

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