Definitions of general:
  • noun:   a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular)
    Example: "He discussed the general but neglected the particular"
  • noun:   a general officer of the highest rank
  • noun:   the head of a religious order or congregation
  • verb:   command as a general
    Example: "We are generaled by an incompetent!"
  • adjective:   affecting the entire body
    Example: "A general anesthetic"
  • adjective:   somewhat indefinite
    Example: "Bearing a general resemblance to the original"
  • adjective:   prevailing among and common to the general public
    Example: "The general discontent"
  • adjective:   not specialized or limited to one class of things
    Example: "General studies"
  • adjective:   applying to all or most members of a category or group
    Example: "The general public"
  • adjective:   of national scope
    Example: "A general election"
  • adjective:   of worldwide scope or applicability
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #43702)

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