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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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The brushwood appears, from a short distance, as leafless as our trees during winter; and it was some time before I discovered that not only almost every plant was now in full leaf, but that the greater number were in flower.
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