greatly


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great

 (grāt)
adj. great·er, great·est
1.
a. Very large in size, extent, or intensity: a great pile of rubble; a great storm.
b. Of a larger size than other, similar forms: the great anteater.
c. Large in quantity or number: A great throng awaited us. See Synonyms at large.
d. Extensive in time or distance: a great delay; a great way off.
2.
a. Remarkable or outstanding in magnitude, degree, or extent: a great crisis; great anticipation.
b. Of outstanding significance or importance: a great work of art.
c. Chief or principal: the great house on the estate.
d. Superior in quality or character; noble: a great man who dedicated himself to helping others.
e. Powerful; influential: one of the great nations of the West.
f. Eminent; distinguished: a great leader.
3. Informal
a. Very good; first-rate: We had a great time at the dance.
b. Very skillful: She is great at algebra.
c. Enthusiastic: a great lover of music.
4. Being one generation removed from the relative specified. Often used in combination: a great-granddaughter.
5. Archaic Pregnant.
n.
1. pl. greats or great One that is great: a composer considered among the greats.
2. Music
a. A division of most pipe organs, usually containing the most powerful ranks of pipes.
b. A similar division of other organs.
adv. Informal
1. Very well: got along great with the teacher.
2. Used as an intensive with certain adjectives: a great big kiss.

[Middle English grete, from Old English grēat, thick, coarse.]

great′ly adv.
great′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.greatly - to an extraordinary extent or degree; "he improved greatly"

greatly

greatly

adverb
To a high degree:
Informal: awful.
Chiefly Regional: mighty.
Translations
بِصورَة عَظيمَه
velicevelmi
megetyderst
suuresti
stórlega, mjög
zelo
çokziyadesiyle

greatly

[ˈgreɪtlɪ] ADV
1. (with adj or pp used as adj) → muy
greatly superiormuy superior
she found him greatly changedella lo encontró muy or enormemente cambiado
he was greatly influenced by Debussyestuvo muy or enormemente influenciado por Debussy
2. (with verb) [contribute, improve, vary, admire, regret] → enormemente, mucho
I greatly regret having told her about itme arrepiento mucho or enormemente de habérselo dicho
it is greatly to be regretted (frm) → es muy de lamentar

greatly

[ˈgreɪtli] adv
[relieved, honoured, respected] → très
[increase, reduce, benefit, improve] → considérablement

greatly

adv increase, influence, exaggerated, diminishedstark; admire, surprisesehr; he was not greatly surpriseder war nicht besonders überrascht

greatly

[ˈgreɪtlɪ] adv (gen) → molto
greatly superior → di gran lunga superiore
it is greatly to be regretted that ... (frm) → ci rincresce infinitamente che...
you are greatly mistaken → ti sbagli di grosso

great

(greit) adjective
1. of a better quality than average; important. a great writer; Churchill was a great man.
2. very large, larger etc than average. a great crowd of people at the football match.
3. of a high degree. Take great care of that book.
4. very pleasant. We had a great time at the party.
5. clever and expert. John's great at football.
ˈgreatly adverb
I was greatly impressed by her singing.
ˈgreatness noun
her greatness as an athlete.
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