Definition of General


  • 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
    "universal experience"
    - world wide
  • somewhat indefinite
    "bearing a general resemblance to the original"
    "a general description of the merchandise"
  • affecting the entire body
    "a general anesthetic"
    "general symptoms"
  • prevailing among and common to the general public
    "the general discontent"
  • not specialized or limited to one class of things
    "general studies"
    "general knowledge"
  • 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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble general

149 unscramble word found using the letters general.

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