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spe·cial

 (spĕsh′əl)
adj.
1. Surpassing what is common or usual; exceptional: a special occasion; a special treat.
2.
a. Distinct among others of a kind: a special type of paint; a special medication for arthritis.
b. Primary: His special satisfaction comes from volunteer work.
3. Peculiar to a specific person or thing; particular: my own special chair; the special features of a computer.
4.
a. Having a limited or specific function, application, or scope: a special role in the mission.
b. Arranged for a particular occasion or purpose: a special visit from her daughter.
5. Regarded with particular affection and admiration: a special friend.
6. Additional; extra: a special holiday flight.
n.
1. Something arranged, issued, or appropriated to a particular service or occasion: rode to work on the commuter special.
2. A featured attraction, such as a reduced price: a special on salmon.
3. A single television production that features a specific work, a given topic, or a particular performer.

[Middle English, from Old French especial, from Latin speciālis, from speciēs, kind; see species.]

spe′cial·ly adv.
spe′cial·ness n.

special

(ˈspɛʃəl)
adj
1. distinguished, set apart from, or excelling others of its kind
2. (prenominal) designed or reserved for a particular purpose: a special tool for working leather.
3. not usual or commonplace
4. (prenominal) particular or primary: his special interest was music.
5. (Education) denoting or relating to the education of children with special needs: a special school.
n
6. a special person or thing, such as an extra edition of a newspaper or a train reserved for a particular purpose
7. (Cookery) a dish or meal given prominence, esp at a low price, in a café, etc
8. (Historical Terms) history slang Austral a convict given special treatment on account of his education, social class, etc
9. (Law) short for special constable
10. (Commerce) informal Austral and NZ and US and Canadian an item in a store that is advertised at a reduced price; a loss leader
vb (tr) , -cials, -cialling or -cialled
(Commerce) informal NZ to advertise and sell (an item) at a reduced price: we are specialling butter this week.
[C13: from Old French especial, from Latin speciālis individual, special, from speciēs appearance, species]
ˈspecially adv
ˈspecialness n
Usage: See at especial

spe•cial

(ˈspɛʃ əl)

adj.
1. of a distinct or particular kind or character: a special key.
2. pertaining or peculiar to a particular person, thing, instance, etc.; distinctive: the special features of a plan.
3. having a specific or particular function, purpose, etc.: a special messenger.
4. distinguished from what is ordinary or usual: a special occasion.
5. extraordinary; exceptional: special importance.
6. particularly valued: a special friend.
n.
7. a special person or thing.
8. a train used for a particular purpose.
9. a stage spotlight used for a particular area, actor, etc.
10. a temporary reduction in the price of regularly stocked goods, esp. food.
11. a single television program not forming part of a regular series.
[1175–1225; Middle English (adj.) < Latin speciālis of a given species =speci(ēs) species + -ālis -al1; compare especial]
spe′cial•ly, adv.
usage: In American English the adjective special is overwhelmingly more common than especial in all senses: He will be of special help if you can't understand the charts. The reverse is true of the adverbs; here especially is by far the more common: He will be of great help, especially if you can't understand the charts. specially is more idiomatic only when the intended sense is “specifically”: The machine was specially designed for a left-handed operator.

special

  • artificial language - An invented language, as opposed to a hereditary one, intended for a special use, as in international communication, a secret society, or computer programming.
  • auspicious, propitious - Auspicious implies success in the future, while propitious means favorable conditions are present; auspicious means promising or of good omen—not just special or memorable.
  • niche product - A product that is made and marketed for use in a small and specialized but profitable market.
  • ballotin - A special decorative box for chocolates.

special


Past participle: specialled
Gerund: specialling

Imperative
special
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Present
I special
you special
he/she/it specials
we special
you special
they special
Preterite
I specialled
you specialled
he/she/it specialled
we specialled
you specialled
they specialled
Present Continuous
I am specialling
you are specialling
he/she/it is specialling
we are specialling
you are specialling
they are specialling
Present Perfect
I have specialled
you have specialled
he/she/it has specialled
we have specialled
you have specialled
they have specialled
Past Continuous
I was specialling
you were specialling
he/she/it was specialling
we were specialling
you were specialling
they were specialling
Past Perfect
I had specialled
you had specialled
he/she/it had specialled
we had specialled
you had specialled
they had specialled
Future
I will special
you will special
he/she/it will special
we will special
you will special
they will special
Future Perfect
I will have specialled
you will have specialled
he/she/it will have specialled
we will have specialled
you will have specialled
they will have specialled
Future Continuous
I will be specialling
you will be specialling
he/she/it will be specialling
we will be specialling
you will be specialling
they will be specialling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been specialling
you have been specialling
he/she/it has been specialling
we have been specialling
you have been specialling
they have been specialling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been specialling
you will have been specialling
he/she/it will have been specialling
we will have been specialling
you will have been specialling
they will have been specialling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been specialling
you had been specialling
he/she/it had been specialling
we had been specialling
you had been specialling
they had been specialling
Conditional
I would special
you would special
he/she/it would special
we would special
you would special
they would special
Past Conditional
I would have specialled
you would have specialled
he/she/it would have specialled
we would have specialled
you would have specialled
they would have specialled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.special - a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertisingspecial - a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising; "they are having a special on pork chops"
offering, offer - something offered (as a proposal or bid); "noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"
2.special - a dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
3.special - a television production that features a particular person or work or topic; "the last of a series of BBC specials on Iran is being shown tonight"
television program, television show, TV program, TV show - a program broadcast by television
Adj.1.special - unique or specific to a person or thing or category; "the particular demands of the job"; "has a particular preference for Chinese art"; "a peculiar bond of sympathy between them"; "an expression peculiar to Canadians"; "rights peculiar to the rich"; "the special features of a computer"; "my own special chair"
specific - (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique; "rules with specific application"; "demands specific to the job"; "a specific and detailed account of the accident"
2.special - for a special service or occasion; "a special correspondent"; "a special adviser to the committee"; "had to get special permission for the event"
extraordinary - beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable; "extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary session of the legislature"
3.special - surpassing what is common or usual or expected; "he paid especial attention to her"; "exceptional kindness"; "a matter of particular and unusual importance"; "a special occasion"; "a special reason to confide in her"; "what's so special about the year 2000?"
uncommon - not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind; "uncommon birds"; "frost and floods are uncommon during these months"; "doing an uncommon amount of business"; "an uncommon liking for money"; "he owed his greatest debt to his mother's uncommon character and ability"
4.special - adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose; "a special kind of paint"; "a special medication for arthritis"
specialised, specialized - developed or designed for a special activity or function; "a specialized tool"
5.special - having a specific function or scope; "a special (or specific) role in the mission"
specific - (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique; "rules with specific application"; "demands specific to the job"; "a specific and detailed account of the accident"
6.special - first and most important; "his special interest is music"; "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"
primary - of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary; "primary goals"; "a primary effect"; "primary sources"; "a primary interest"
7.special - added to a regular schedulespecial - added to a regular schedule; "a special holiday flight"; "put on special buses for the big game"
unscheduled - not scheduled or not on a regular schedule; "an unscheduled meeting"; "the plane made an unscheduled stop at Gander for refueling"

special

adjective
2. major, chief, main, primary He is a special correspondent for Newsweek magazine.

special

adjective
1. Fixed and distinct from others:
2. Of, relating to, or intended for a distinctive thing or group:
Translations
إسْتِثْنائي، غَيْر عاديخاص، خُصوصيخَاصّشَيءٌ خاص
zvláštnízvláštní vlakspeciálnívýjimečný
specielsærlig
speciala
eri-eriline
erikoinenerikois-erityinenomalaatuinenpidetty
specijalan
különlegeskülönvonatspeciális
e-î sem er sérstaktsérstakursérstakur, sér-
特別の
특별한
firminis produktaskas nors specialausspecialistasspecializacijaspecializuotas
īpašskaut kas speciālssevišķsspeciāls
zvláštny vlak
poseben
speciell
พิเศษ
özelözel bir şey
đặc biệt

special

[ˈspeʃəl]
A. ADJ
1. (= important, exceptional) [occasion, day, pemission, price, attention, diet] → especial
my special chairmi silla preferida
what's so special about that?y eso ¿qué tiene de especial?
is there anyone special in your life?¿hay alguien especial en tu vida?
special arrangements will be made for disabled peoplese tomarán medidas especiales para las personas discapacitadas
to take special care of sthcuidar especialmente de algo
in special casesen casos especiales or extraordinarios
to make a special effort to do sthesforzarse especialmente or hacer un esfuerzo extra para hacer algo
you're extra specialtú eres lo mejor de lo mejor
to make sb feel specialhacer que algn se sienta especial
my special friendmi amigo del alma
his special interest was always musicsiempre tuvo especial interés por la música
there's nothing special about being a journalistser periodista no tiene nada de especial
it's nothing specialno es nada especial, no es nada del otro mundo
special powers (Pol) → poderes mpl extraordinarios
I've cooked something special for dinnerhe preparado algo especial para cenar
she's very special to usla apreciamos mucho
special to that countryexclusivo de ese país
as a special treatcomo algo especial
to expect special treatmentesperar un trato especial
2. (= specific) → especial
a special tool for working leatheruna herramienta especial para trabajar el cuero
have you any special date in mind?¿tienes en mente alguna fecha concreta or en particular or en especial?
is there anything special you would like?¿hay algo que quieras en especial?
I had no special reason for suspecting himno tenía ningún motivo en especial para sospechar de él
"why do you say that?" - "oh, no special reason"-¿por qué dices eso? -por nada en especial
I've no-one special in mindno tengo en mente a nadie en concreto or en especial
"what are you doing this weekend?" - "nothing special"-¿qué haces este fin de semana? -nada (en) especial or nada en particular
Britain has its own special problemsGran Bretaña tiene sus propios problemas particulares
3. (Brit) (iro) (= strange) to be a bit special [person] → ser un poco especial
B. N
1. (= train) → tren m especial (TV, Rad) → programa m especial; (= newspaper) → número m extraordinario
the chef's special; today's specialla especialidad del día
2. (US) (= special offer) → oferta f especial
to be on specialestar de oferta
3. (Brit) (= special constable) ciudadano que en determinadas ocasiones realiza funciones de policía
C. CPD special adviser Nconsejero/a m/f de asuntos extraordinarios
special agent Nagente mf especial
Special Air Service N (Brit) regimiento del ejército británico que se especializa en operaciones clandestinas
Special Branch N (Brit) → Servicio m de Seguridad del Estado
special constable N (Brit) ciudadano que en ciertas ocasiones realiza funciones de policía
special correspondent Ncorresponsal mf especial
special delivery Ncorreo m exprés
special edition Nedición f especial
special effects NPLefectos mpl especiales
special interest group Ngrupo m de presión que persigue un tema específico
special investigator Ninvestigador(a) m/f especial
special jury Njurado m especial
special licence N (Brit) (Jur) permiso especial para contraer matrimonio sin cumplir los requisitos legales normalmente necesarios
special needs NPL children with special needs; special needs childrenniños que requieren una atención diferenciada
special offer N (Comm) → oferta f especial, oferta f de ocasión
special school Ncolegio m de educación especial

special

[ˈspɛʃəl]
adj
(= important) [person, guest] → spécial(e); [friend] → qui compte beaucoup
special occasions → les grandes occasions
china that was reserved for special occasions → un service réservé aux grandes occasions
(= different from normal) [case, announcement, circumstances, privileges, treatment] → spécial(e)
What is so special about the year 2000? → Qu'est-ce qu'il y a de si spécial à propos de l'an 2000?
nothing special → rien de spécial
(= official) [adviser, commission, powers] → spécial(e)
(= for particular purpose) [equipment, training, clothing] → spécial(e)
(= unique) [way, quality, problem] → particulier/ière
(= particular) [attention, care, effort, reason] → particulier/ière
Take special care
BUT Soyez particulièrement prudents.
n
(= train) → train m spécial
(= meal) → plat m du jour
today's special (at restaurant)le plat du jour
(= programme) → spécial m, émission f spéciale
a world cup special → un spécial coupe du mondespecial agent nagent m secretSpecial Branch n (British)renseignements mpl générauxspecial correspondent nenvoyé(e) m/f spécial(e)special delivery n
by special delivery → en exprèsspecial education néducation f spécialiséespecial educational needs nplbesoins mpl pédagogiques particuliersspecial effects npleffets mpl spéciaux

special

adj
besondere(r, s); (= specific) purpose, use, person, datebestimmt, speziell; (= exceptional) friend, favour, occasionspeziell; I have no special person in mindich habe eigentlich an niemanden Bestimmtes gedacht; in this one special instancein diesem einen Fall; take special care of itpassen Sie besonders gut darauf auf; nothing specialnichts Besonderes; he expects special treatmenter will besonders behandelt werden, er will eine Extrawurst gebraten haben (inf); this is rather a special day for meheute ist ein ganz besonderer Tag für mich; he uses the word in a special wayer gebraucht das Wort in einer speziellen Bedeutung; he’s a very special person to her, he’s very special to herer bedeutet ihr sehr viel; you’re extra special! (inf)du bist was ganz Besonderes! (inf); what’s so special about her/the house?was ist denn an ihr/an dem Haus so besonders?; what’s so special about that?na und? (inf), → das ist doch nichts Besonderes!; I do that my own special wayich mache das ganz auf meine (eigene) Weise; everyone has his special placejeder hat seinen eigenen Platz; to feel specialsich als etwas ganz Besonderes vorkommen; make him feel specialseien Sie besonders nett zu ihm
(= out of the ordinary)Sonder-, besondere(r, s); special permissionSondererlaubnis f; special legislationSondergesetzgebung f; special feature (Press) → Sonderartikel m
(= specialized)speziell, Spezial-; special subjectSpezialfach nt
(inf, = separate) place, book etcgesondert
n
(= constable)Hilfspolizist(in) m(f)
(TV, Rad) → Sonderprogramm nt; (Press: = edition) → Sonder- or Extraausgabe f
(= train)Sonderzug m
(Cook) → Tagesgericht nt; chef’s specialSpezialität fdes Küchenchefs
(pej inf: = person) you’re such a specialdu bist ja SO blöd! (inf)

special

:
special agent
n (= spy)Agent(in) m(f)
special bargain
n (Comm) → Sonderangebot nt, → Schnäppchen nt (inf)
Special Branch
n (Brit) → Sicherheitspolizei f, → Sicherheitsdienst m
special case
n (also Jur) → Sonderfall m
special character
n (Comput) → Sonderzeichen nt
special code
n (Comput) → Sonderzeichen nt
special constable
nHilfspolizist(in) m(f)
special correspondent
n (Press) → Sonderberichterstatter(in) m(f)
special delivery
nEilzustellung f; a special-delivery letterein Eilbrief m; by specialdurch Eilzustellung, per Eilboten (inf)
special drawing rights
plSonderziehungsrechte pl
special edition
special effects
pl (Film) → Spezialeffekte pl
special envoy
nSondergesandte(r) mf
special investigator
nSonderbeauftragte(r) mf, → Untersuchungsbeamte(r) m/-beamtin f

special

:
special messenger
nExpressbote m/-botin f; (Mil) → Kurier(in) m(f)
special needs
pl (Brit) children with special, special childrenbehinderte Kinder pl, → Kinder plmit Behinderungen; special teacherBehindertenlehrer(in) m(f), → Sonderschullehrer(in) m(f)
special offer
nSonderangebot nt
special pleading
n (Jur) → Beibringung fneuen Beweismaterials; (fig)Berufung fauf einen Sonderfall
special prosecutor
n (US) → Sonderstaatsanwalt m/-anwältin f
special relationship
n (Pol) → besondere Beziehungen pl(with mit)
special school
n (Brit) → Sonderschule f; (for physically handicapped) → Behindertenschule f

special

[ˈspɛʃl]
1. adj
a. (specific) → particolare, speciale
have you any special date in mind? → hai in mente una data particolare?
I've no-one special in mind → non penso a nessuno in particolare
b. (exceptional, price, favour, legislation) → speciale; (powers) → straordinario/a; (particular, care, situation, attention) → particolare
take special care! → siate particolarmente prudenti!
to make a special effort → fare del proprio meglio
this is a special day for me → è una giornata speciale per me
you're extra special (fam) → sei veramente speciale
to expect special treatment → aspettarsi un trattamento speciale
nothing special → niente di speciale
what's so special about her? → che cosa ha di tanto speciale?
2. n (train) → treno straordinario; (newspaper) → edizione f straordinaria
the chef's special → la specialità dello chef

special

(ˈspeʃəl) adjective
1. out of the ordinary; un-usual or exceptional. a special occasion; a special friend.
2. appointed, arranged, designed etc for a particular purpose. a special messenger; a special tool for drilling holes.
noun
something which is special. There's a special (= a special train) due through here at 5.20.
ˈspecialist noun
a person who makes a very deep study of one branch of a subject or field. Dr Brown is a heart specialist.
speciality (speʃiˈəti) , (American) specialty (ˈspeʃəlti) plurals speciˈalities, ~ˈspecialties noun
1. a special product for which one is well-known. Brown bread is this baker's speciality.
2. a special activity, or subject about which one has special knowledge. His speciality is physics.
ˈspecialize, ˈspecialise verb
(usually with in) go give one's attention (to), work (in), or study (a particular job, subject etc). He specializes in fixing computers.
ˌspecialiˈzation, ˌspecialiˈsation noun
ˈspecialized, ˈspecialised adjective
(of knowledge, skills etc) of the accurate detailed kind obtained by specializing.
ˈspecially adverb
1. with one particular purpose. I picked these flowers specially for you; a splendid cake, specially made for the occasion.
2. particularly; exceptionally. He's a nice child, but not specially clever.

special

خَاصّ zvláštní speciel besonders ειδικός especial erikoinen spécial specijalan speciale 特別の 특별한 speciaal spesiell specjalny especial особый speciell พิเศษ özel đặc biệt 特别的

special

a. especial, único-a; extraordinario-a;
adv. especialmente.
References in classic literature ?
I'm the oldest," began Meg, but Jo cut in with a decided, "I'm the man of the family now Papa is away, and I shall provide the slippers, for he told me to take special care of Mother while he was gone.
The effect in fact was quite a special thing and not easily explained.
That afternoon she was telling me how highly esteemed our friend the badger was in her part of the world, and how men kept a special kind of dog, with very short legs, to hunt him.
Each one congratulated himself that his special teachings had accomplished this desired end.
He recalled that a Sunday Special had once calculated that the working time of Arnold Thorndike brought him in two hundred dollars a minute.
He is very careful and loving, and hardly lets me stir without special direction.
Arthur Dimmesdale, like many other personages of special sanctity, in all ages of the Christian world, was haunted either by Satan himself or Satan's emissary, in the guise of old Roger Chillingworth.
To hold her perfectly in the pinch of that, I found I had only to ask her how, if I had "made it up," I came to be able to give, of each of the persons appearing to me, a picture disclosing, to the last detail, their special marks--a portrait on the exhibition of which she had instantly recognized and named them.
Returning from my first morning stroll, I again sallied out upon this special errand.
Hence, in the English, this thing of whaling good cheer is not normal and natural, but incidental and particular; and, therefore, must have some special origin, which is here pointed out, and will be still further elucidated.
Willie always speaks to me when he can, and treats me as his special friend.
Among these was one of the special policemen employed by Durham, whose duty it frequently was to pick out men for employment.