Definition of Greatest

1. Adjective. Highest in quality.

Exact synonyms: Sterling, Superlative
Similar to: Superior
Derivative terms: Superlative



Definition of Greatest

1. Adjective. (superlative of great lang=English POS=adjective) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Greatest

1. great [adj] - See also: great

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greatest

greater splanchnic nerve
greater stitchwort
greater superficial petrosal nerve
greater supraclavicular fossa
greater than
greater thans
greater trochanter
greater tuberosity of humerus
greater tympanic spine
greater water parsnip
greater whitethroat
greater wing of sphenoid bone
greater yellowlegs
greater zygomatic muscle
greatest (current term)
greatest common divisor
greatest common divisors
greatest common factor
greatest length
greatest thing since sliced bread
greatgrandchildren
greathearted
greatheartedly
greatly
greatness
greatnesses
greats
greatsword
greatswords

Literary usage of Greatest

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1. Thucydides Translated Into English by Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides (1881)
"And, though men will always judge any war in which they are actually fighting to be the greatest at the time, but, after it is over, revert to their ..."

2. A Manual of the Principles and Practice of Road-making: Comprising the by William Mitchell Gillespie (1847)
"LINE OF greatest SLOPE. Fig. 16. If the ridge AB of a range of hills be ... CD is therefore the line of greatest slope, and consequently of quickest descent ..."

3. Modern Music and Musicians by Louis Charles Elson (1918)
"N attempting to present to the musical public for the first time an authoritative list of one hundred of the world's greatest piano pieces, in harmony with ..."

4. The Audacious War by Clarence Walker Barron (1915)
"THE war of is not only the greatest war in history but the greatest in the ... Indeed, it is the greatest war of all the sciences, for it involves all the ..."

5. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"greatest man in the world that hates him ; Shame, depart, thou art an enemy to my salvation! Shall I entertain thee against my sovereign Lord ? how then ..."

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