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.
References in classic literature ?
Greatly surprised, I asked him what he wanted (for at the moment Thedora had gone out shopping); whereupon he began to question me as to my mode of life and occupation, and then, without waiting for an answer, informed me that he was uncle to the officer of whom you have spoken; that he was very angry with his nephew for the way in which the latter had behaved, especially with regard to his slandering of me right and left; and that he, the uncle, was ready to protect me from the young spendthrift's insolence.
One Evening in December as my Father, my Mother and myself, were arranged in social converse round our Fireside, we were on a sudden greatly astonished, by hearing a violent knocking on the outward door of our rustic Cot.
When her master was departed, Mrs Deborah stood silent, expecting her cue from Miss Bridget; for as to what had past before her master, the prudent housekeeper by no means relied upon it, as she had often known the sentiments of the lady in her brother's absence to differ greatly from those which she had expressed in his presence.
I remember, the first time that I did this, the young woman, when she opened the door in the morning, appeared greatly astonished on seeing a great pile of wood on the outside.
Naturally enough the books were written by a perfectly good woman, the wife of an English clergyman, whose friends were greatly scandalized by them.
But they greatly trembled and feared, and none, not even the richest of them, dared receive Phoebus, until queenly Leto set foot on Delos and uttered winged words and asked her:
From these considerations I think we need not greatly marvel at the endemic and representative species, which inhabit the several islands of the Galapagos Archipelago, not having universally spread from island to island.
I was greatly refreshed by this, and emboldened by the fact that no enquiring tentacle followed the noise of my pumping.
I cannot say that at the moment I was greatly startled, or realized the gravity of the occurrence, though I thought it singular.
A kindly thought, which I greatly admire," said the Tin Woodman, nodding approvingly.
They were greatly disheartened by the failure of their girl Ruler, and the knowledge that she was now an ornament in the Nome King's palace--a dreadful, creepy place in spite of all its magnificence.
He found a serpent in the upper branches of the tree, and again being greatly alarmed, he threw himself into the river, where a crocodile caught him and ate him.