Definition of great noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

great

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɡreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡreɪt//
 
 
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[usually plural] (informal) a very well-known and successful person or thing He was one of boxing's all-time greats. Word Origin Old English grēat ‘big’, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch groot and German gross.
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