a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular)
"he discussed the general but neglected the particular"
the head of a religious order or congregation
- superior general
a general officer of the highest rank
- full general
command as a general
"We are generaled by an incompetent!"
of worldwide scope or applicability
"an issue of cosmopolitan import"
"the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley
- world wide
"bearing a general resemblance to the original"
"a general description of the merchandise"
affecting the entire body
"a general anesthetic"
prevailing among and common to the general public
"the general discontent"
not specialized or limited to one class of things
applying to all or most members of a category or group
"the general public"
"a general rule"
"in general terms"
"comprehensible to the general reader"