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  Definition of general
  1. a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular); "he discussed the general but neglected the particular"
  2. a general officer of the highest rank
  3. the head of a religious order or congregation
  4. command as a general; "We are generaled by an incompetent!"
  5. prevailing among and common to the general public; "the general discontent"
  6. of worldwide scope or applicability; "an issue of cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience"
  7. not specialized or limited to one class of things; "general studies"; "general knowledge"
  8. applying to all or most members of a category or group; "the general public"; "general assistance"; "a general rule"; "in general terms"; "comprehensible to the general reader"
  9. of national scope; "a general election"
  10. affecting the entire body; "a general anesthetic"; "general symptoms"
  11. somewhat indefinite; "bearing a general resemblance to the original"; "a general description of the merchandise"
Similar Words: full general, superior general, cosmopolitan, ecumenical, oecumenical, universal, worldwide

 

See Also: comprehensive, imprecise, indiscriminate, unspecialized, unspecialised

 

Hyponyms: Agricola, Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Alcibiades, Antigonus, Antigonus Cyclops, Monophthalmos, Antony, Anthony, Mark Antony, Mark Anthony, Antonius, Marcus Antonius, Arnold, Benedict Arnold, Belisarius, Belshazzar, Bolivar, Simon Bolivar, El Libertador, Bradley, Omar Bradley, Omar Nelson Bradley, Bragg, Braxton Bragg, Burgoyne, John Burgoyne, Gentleman Johnny, Burnside, A. E. Burnside, Ambrose Everett Burnside, Caesar, Julius Caesar, Gaius Julius Caesar, Chiang Kai-shek, Chiang Chung-cheng, Churchill, John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, First Duke of Marlborough, Clark, Mark Clark, Mark Wayne Clark, Clausewitz, Karl von Clausewitz, Clay, Lucius Clay, Lucius DuBignon Clay, Clive, Robert Clive, Baron Clive, Baron Clive of Plassey, Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, First Marquess Cornwallis, Cromwell, Oliver Cromwell, Ironsides, Cumberland, William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, Butcher Cumberland, Custer, George Armstrong Custer, General Custer, Dayan, Moshe Dayan, de Gaulle, General de Gaulle, Charles de Gaulle, General Charles de Gaulle, Charles Andre Joseph Marie de Gaulle, Demetrius, Demetrius I, Demetrius Poliorcetes, Doolittle, Jimmy Doolittle, James Harold Doolittle, Dowding, Hugh Dowding, Baron Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding, Dowdy, Eisenhower, Dwight Eisenhower, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Dwight David Eisenhower, Ike, President Eisenhower, Eugene, Prince Eugene of Savoy, Flaminius, Gaius Flaminius, Franco, Francisco Franco, El Caudillo, Garibaldi, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Grant, Ulysses Grant, Ulysses S. Grant, Ulysses Simpson Grant, Hiram Ulysses Grant, President Grant, Groves, Leslie Richard Groves, Hannibal, Harris, Bomber Harris, Sir Arthur Travers Harris, Hasdrubal, Hindenburg, Paul von Hindenburg, Paul Ludwig von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg, Holofernes, Hooker, Joseph Hooker, Fighting Joe Hooker, Houston, Sam Houston, Samuel Houston, Jackson, Andrew Jackson, Old Hickory, Thomas Jackson, Thomas J. Jackson, Thomas Jonathan Jackson, Stonewall Jackson, Johnston, J. E. Johnston, Joseph Eggleston Johnston, Josephus, Flavius Josephus, Joseph ben Matthias, Lee, Robert E. Lee, Robert Edward Lee, Luculus, Lucius Licinius Luculus, Lysander, Lysimachus, MacArthur, Douglas MacArthur, Marshall, George Marshall, George Catlett Marshall, Meade, George Gordon Meade, Miltiades, Mitchell, William Mitchell, Billy Mitchell, Montgomery, Bernard Law Montgomery, Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, Napoleon, Napoleon I, Napoleon Bonaparte, Bonaparte, the Little Corporal, Ney, Michel Ney, Duc d'Elchingen, Pershing, John Joseph Pershing, Black Jack Pershing, Pickett, George Edward Pickett, Pompey, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, Pompey the Great, Powell, Colin Powell, Colin luther Powell, Rochambeau, Comte de Rochambeau, Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Santa Anna, Santa Ana, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana, Saxe, Hermann Maurice Saxe, comte de Saxe, Marshal Saxe, Scipio, Scipio Africanus, Scipio Africanus Major, Publius Cornelius Scipio, Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Major, Scipio the Elder, Scott, Winfield Scott, Seleucus, Seleucus I, Seleucus I Nicator, Sherman, William Tecumseh Sherman, Siraj-ud-daula, Stilwell, Joseph Warren Stilwell, Vinegar Joe Stilwell, Uncle Joe, Sulla, Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix, Wallenstein, Albrecht Eusebius Wenzel von Wallenstein, Washington, George Washington, President Washington, Wavell, Archibald Percival Wavell, First Earl Wavell, Wayne, Anthony Wayne, Mad Anthony Wayne, Wellington, Duke of Wellington, First Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, the Iron Duke, Xenophon, Zhukov, Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov

 

Attributes: generality

 

Derivational Morphology: full general

 

Anagrams: gleaner, enlarge

 

 
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