HyperDic: special

English > 10 senses of the word special:
ADJECTIVEallspecial, particular, peculiarunique or specific to a person or thing or category / category
allspecialfor a special service or occasion
allspecial, especial, exceptional, particularsurpassing what is common or usual or expected
allspecialadapted to or reserved for a particular purpose
allspecial, limitedhaving a specific function or scope
allspecial, particularfirst and most important
allspecial, extraadded to a regular schedule
NOUNcommunicationspeciala special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price / price) that is featured in advertising
foodspeciala dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant
communicationspeciala television production that features a particular person or work or topic
special > pronunciation
Soundsspeh'shahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > special: 10 senses > adjective 1
MeaningUnique or specific to a person or thing or category / category.
Examples
  • "the special features of a computer"
  • "my own special chair"
Synonymsparticular, peculiar
Broaderspecific(sometimes followed by 'to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique
Spanishespecial, particular, peculiar, propio
Catalanespecial, particular, peculiar, propi
Nounsspecialnessa distinguishing trait
English > special: 10 senses > adjective 2
MeaningFor a special service or occasion.
Examples
  • "a special correspondent"
  • "a special adviser to the committee"
  • "had to get special permission for the event"
BroaderextraordinaryBeyond what is ordinary or usual / usual
Spanishespecial
Catalanespecial
Nounsspecialnessa distinguishing trait
Adverbsspeciallyin a special manner
English > special: 10 senses > adjective 3
MeaningSurpassing what is common or usual or expected.
Examples
  • "he paid especial attention to her"
  • "a special occasion"
  • "a special reason to confide in her"
  • "what's so special about the year 2000?"
Synonymsespecial, exceptional, particular
Broaderuncommonnot common or ordinarily encountered
Spanishespecial, excepcional, particular
Catalanespecial, excepcional, particular
Nounsspecialnessa distinguishing trait
Adverbsspeciallyto a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common
English > special: 10 senses > adjective 4
MeaningAdapted to or reserved for a particular purpose.
Examples
  • "a special kind of paint"
  • "a special medication for arthritis"
Broaderspecialized, specialisedDeveloped or designed for a special activity or function
Spanishespecial
Catalanespecial
Nounsspecialnessa distinguishing trait
English > special: 10 senses > adjective 5
MeaningHaving a specific function or scope.
Example"a special (or specific) role in the mission"
Synonymlimited
Broaderspecific(sometimes followed by 'to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique
Spanishespecial, limitado
Nounsspecialityan asset of special worth or utility
specialnessa distinguishing trait
English > special: 10 senses > adjective 6
MeaningFirst and most important.
Examples
  • "his special interest is music"
  • "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"
Synonymparticular
BroaderprimaryOf first rank or importance or value
Spanishespecial, particular
Catalanespecial, particular
Nounsspecialityan asset of special worth or utility
specialnessa distinguishing trait
English > special: 10 senses > adjective 7
Meaningadded to a regular schedule.
Examples
  • "a special holiday flight"
  • "put on special buses for the big game"
Synonymextra
Broaderunschedulednot scheduled or not on a regular schedule
Spanishespecial, extraordinario
English > special: 10 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price / price) that is featured in advertising.
Example"they are having a special on pork chops"
Broaderoffer, offeringSomething offered (as a proposal or bid)
English > special: 10 senses > noun 2, food
MeaningA dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant.
BroaderdishA particular item of prepared food
Spanishespecial, plato especial
Catalanplat especial
English > special: 10 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA television production that features a particular person or work or topic.
Example"the last of a series of BBC specials on Iran is being shown tonight"
Broadertelevision program, TV program, television show, TV showA program broadcast by television

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