HyperDic: general

English > 10 senses of the word general:
ADJECTIVEallgeneralapplying to all or most members of a category / category or group
allgeneralnot specialized or limited to one class of things
allgeneralprevailing among and common to the general public
allgeneralaffecting the entire body
allgeneralsomewhat indefinite
allgeneral, cosmopolitan, ecumenical, oecumenical, universal, worldwide, world-wideof worldwide scope or applicability
NOUNperson general, full generala general officer of the highest rank
person general, superior generalthe head of a religious order or congregation
cognitiongenerala fact about the whole (as opposed to particular)
VERBcommunicationgeneralcommand as a general
general > pronunciation
Soundsjheh'nerahl; jheh'nrahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > general: 10 senses > adjective 1
Meaningapplying to all or most members of a category / category or group.
  • "the general public"
  • "general assistance"
  • "a general rule"
  • "in general terms"
  • "comprehensible to the general reader"
Attribute ofgeneralityThe quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability
Narrowerbroad, unspecificnot detailed or specific
general-purpose, all-purposenot limited in use or function
genericapplicable to an entire class or group
grossLacking fine distinctions or detail
overallInvolving only main features
pandemicExisting everywhere
universalapplicable to or common to all members of a group or set
widespreadWidely circulated or diffused
See alsocomprehensiveIncluding all or everything
imprecisenot precise
indiscriminatenot marked by fine distinctions
unspecialized, unspecialisednot specialized or modified for a particular purpose or function
Oppositespecific(sometimes followed by 'to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique
Nounsgenerala fact about the whole (as opposed to particular)
generalitythe quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability
Adverbsgenerallywithout regard to specific details or exceptions
generallywithout distinction of one from others
English > general: 10 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot specialized or limited to one class of things.
  • "general studies"
  • "general knowledge"
Broaderundiversifiednot diversified
Nounsgenerala fact about the whole (as opposed to particular)
generalitythe quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability
generalityan idea or conclusion having general application
English > general: 10 senses > adjective 3
Meaningprevailing among and common to the general public.
Example"the general discontent"
BroadercommonHaving no special distinction or quality
English > general: 10 senses > adjective 4
Meaningaffecting the entire body.
  • "a general anesthetic"
  • "general symptoms"
Categorymedicine, medical specialtyThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
Narrowersystemicaffecting an entire system
Oppositelocalaffecting only a restricted part or area of the body
Nounsgeneralitythe quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability
generalityan idea or conclusion having general application
English > general: 10 senses > adjective 5
MeaningSomewhat indefinite.
  • "bearing a general resemblance to the original"
  • "a general description of the merchandise"
Broaderimprecisenot precise
English > general: 10 senses > adjective 6
MeaningOf worldwide scope or applicability.
Synonymscosmopolitan, ecumenical, oecumenical, universal, worldwide, world-wide
BroadercomprehensiveIncluding all or everything
Spanishecuménico, global, mundial, universal
Catalanglobal, mundial, universal
English > general: 10 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA general officer of the highest rank.
Synonymfull general
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
InstancesAgricola, Gnaeus Julius AgricolaRoman general who was governor of Britain and extended Roman rule north to the Firth of Forth (37-93)
Alcibiadesancient Athenian statesman and general in the Peloponnesian War (circa 450-404 BC)
Antigonus, Antigonus Cyclops, MonophthalmosA general of Alexander the Great and king of Macedonia
Antony, Anthony, Mark Antony, Mark Anthony, Antonius, Marcus AntoniusRoman general under Julius Caesar in the Gallic wars
Arnold, Benedict ArnoldUnited States general and traitor in the American Revolution
BelisariusByzantine general under Justinian I
Belshazzar(Old Testament) Babylonian general and son of Nebuchadnezzar II
Bolivar, Simon Bolivar, El LibertadorVenezuelan statesman who led the revolt of South American colonies against Spanish rule
Bradley, Omar Bradley, Omar Nelson BradleyUnited States general who played an important role in the Allied victory in World War II (1893-1981)
Bragg, Braxton BraggConfederate general during the American Civil War who was defeated by Grant in the battle of Chattanooga (1817-1876)
Burgoyne, John Burgoyne, Gentleman JohnnyBritish general in the American Revolution who captured Fort Ticonderoga but lost the battle of Saratoga in 1777 (1722-1792)
Burnside, A. E. Burnside, Ambrose Everett BurnsideUnited States general in the American Civil War who was defeated by Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Fredericksburg (1824-1881)
Caesar, Julius Caesar, Gaius Julius Caesarconqueror of Gaul and master of Italy (100-44 BC)
Chiang Kai-shek, Chiang Chung-chengChinese military and political figure
Churchill, John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, First Duke of MarlboroughEnglish general considered one of the greatest generals in history (1650-1722)
Clark, Mark Clark, Mark Wayne ClarkUnited States general who was Allied commander in Africa and Italy in World War II and was commander of the United Nations forces in Korea (1896-1984)
Clausewitz, Karl von ClausewitzPrussian general and military theorist who proposed a doctrine of total war and war as an extension of diplomacy (1780-1831)
Clay, Lucius Clay, Lucius DuBignon ClayUnited States general who commanded United States forces in Europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the Berlin airlift (1897-1978)
Clive, Robert Clive, Baron Clive, Baron Clive of PlasseyBritish general and statesman whose victory at Plassey in 1757 strengthened British control of India (1725-1774)
Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, First Marquess Cornwalliscommander of the British forces in the American War of Independence
Cromwell, Oliver Cromwell, IronsidesEnglish general and statesman who led the parliamentary army in the English Civil War (1599-1658)
Cumberland, William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, Butcher CumberlandEnglish general
Custer, George Armstrong Custer, General CusterUnited States general who was killed along with all his command by the Sioux at the Battle of Little Bighorn (1839-1876)
Dayan, Moshe DayanIsraeli general and statesman (1915-1981)
Demetrius, Demetrius I, Demetrius Poliorcetesson of Antigonus Cyclops and king of Macedonia
Doolittle, Jimmy Doolittle, James Harold DoolittleUnited States Air Force officer who electrified the world in 1942 by leading a squadron of 16 bombers on a daylight raid over Tokyo (1896-1993)
Dowding, Hugh Dowding, Baron Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding, DowdyBritish marshal of the RAF who commanded the British air defense forces that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain (1882-1970)
Eisenhower, Dwight Eisenhower, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Dwight David Eisenhower, Ike, President EisenhowerUnited States general who supervised the invasion of Normandy and the defeat of Nazi Germany
Eugene, Prince Eugene of SavoyAustrian general in the service of the Holy Roman Empire during the War of the Spanish Succession (1663-1736)
Flaminius, Gaius FlaminiusRoman statesman and general who built the Flaminian Way
Franco, Francisco Franco, El Caudillo, General FrancoSpanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)
Garibaldi, Giuseppe GaribaldiItalian patriot whose conquest of Sicily and Naples led to the formation of the Italian state (1807-1882)
Grant, Ulysses Grant, Ulysses S. Grant, Ulysses Simpson Grant, Hiram Ulysses Grant, President Grant18th President of the United States
Groves, Leslie Richard GrovesUnited States general who served as military director of the atomic bomb project (1896-1970)
Hannibalgeneral who commanded the Carthaginian army in the second Punic War
Harris, Bomber Harris, Sir Arthur Travers HarrisBritish marshal of the Royal Air Force
Hasdrubalgeneral who commanded a Carthaginian army in Spain
Hindenburg, Paul von Hindenburg, Paul Ludwig von Beneckendorff und von HindenburgGerman field marshal and statesman
Holofernes(Apocrypha) the Assyrian general who was decapitated by the biblical heroine Judith
Hooker, Joseph Hooker, Fighting Joe HookerUnited States general in the Union Army who was defeated at Chancellorsville by Robert E. Lee (1814-1879)
Houston, Sam Houston, Samuel HoustonUnited States politician and military leader who fought to gain independence for Texas from Mexico and to make it a part of the United States (1793-1863)
Jackson, Andrew Jackson, Old Hickory7th president of the US
Jackson, Thomas Jackson, Thomas J. Jackson, Thomas Jonathan Jackson, Stonewall Jacksongeneral in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War whose troops at the first Battle of Bull Run stood like a stone wall (1824-1863)
Johnston, J. E. Johnston, Joseph Eggleston JohnstonConfederate general in the American Civil War
Josephus, Flavius Josephus, Joseph ben MatthiasJewish general who led the revolt of the Jews against the Romans and then wrote a history of those events (37-100)
Lee, Robert E. Lee, Robert Edward LeeAmerican general who led the Confederate Armies in the American Civil War (1807-1870)
Lucullus, Licinius Lucullus, Lucius Licinius LucullusRoman general famous for self-indulgence and giving lavish banquets (circa 110-57 BC)
Luculus, Lucius Licinius LuculusRoman general famous for giving lavish banquets (110-57 BC)
LysanderSpartan general who defeated the Athenians in the final / final battle of the Peloponnesian War (died in 395 BC)
LysimachusMacedonian general under Alexander the Great
MacArthur, Douglas MacArthurUnited States general who served as chief of staff and commanded Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II
Marshall, George Marshall, George Catlett MarshallUnited States general and statesman who as Secretary of State organized the European Recovery Program (1880-1959)
Meade, George Gordon MeadeUnited States general in charge of the Union troops at the Battle of Gettysburg (1815-1872)
MiltiadesAthenian general who defeated the Persians at Marathon (540-489)
Mitchell, William Mitchell, Billy MitchellUnited States aviator and general who was an early advocate of military air power (1879-1936)
Montgomery, Bernard Law Montgomery, Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of AlameinEnglish general during World War II
Napoleon, Napoleon I, Napoleon Bonaparte, Bonaparte, Little CorporalFrench general who became emperor of the French (1769-1821)
Ney, Michel Ney, Duc d'ElchingenFrench marshal in the Napoleonic Wars (1769-1815)
Pershing, John Joseph Pershing, Black Jack PershingUnited States general who commanded the American forces in Europe during World War I (1860-1948)
Pickett, George Edward PickettAmerican Confederate general known for leading a disastrous charge at Gettysburg (1825-1875)
Pompey, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, Pompey the GreatRoman general and statesman who quarrelled with Caesar and fled to Egypt where he was murdered (106-48 BC)
Powell, Colin Powell, Colin luther PowellUnited States general who was the first African American to serve as chief of staff
Rochambeau, Comte de Rochambeau, Jean Baptiste Donatien de VimeurFrench general who commanded French troops in the American Revolution, notably at Yorktown (1725-1807)
Santa Anna, Santa Ana, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez de Santa AnaMexican general who tried to crush the Texas revolt and who lost battles to Winfield Scott and Zachary Taylor in the Mexican War (1795-1876)
Saxe, Hermann Maurice Saxe, comte de Saxe, Marshal SaxeA French marshal who distinguished himself in the War of the Austrian Succession (1696-1750)
Scipio, Scipio Africanus, Scipio Africanus Major, Publius Cornelius Scipio, Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Major, Scipio the ElderRoman general who commanded the invasion of Carthage in the second Punic War and defeated Hannibal at Zama (circa 237-183 BC)
Scott, Winfield ScottUnited States general who was a hero of the War of 1812 and who defeated Santa Anna in the Mexican War (1786-1866)
Seleucus, Seleucus I, Seleucus I NicatorMacedonian general who accompanied Alexander the Great into Asia
Sherman, William Tecumseh ShermanUnited States general who was commander of all Union troops in the West
Siraj-ud-daulaIndian general and nawab of Bengal who opposed the colonization of India by England
Stilwell, Joseph Warren Stilwell, Vinegar Joe Stilwell, Uncle JoeUnited States general who commanded the Allied forces in China and Burma and India during World War II (1883-1946)
Sulla, Lucius Cornelius Sulla FelixRoman general and dictator (138-78 BC)
Wallenstein, Albrecht Eusebius Wenzel von WallensteinAustrian general who fought for the Hapsburgs during the Thirty Years' War (1583-1634)
Washington, George Washington, President Washington1st President of the United States
Wavell, Archibald Percival Wavell, First Earl WavellBritish field marshal in North Africa in World War II
Wayne, Anthony Wayne, Mad Anthony WayneAmerican general during the American Revolution (1745-1796)
Wellington, Duke of Wellington, First Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Iron DukeBritish general and statesman
XenophonGreek general and historian
Zhukov, Georgi Zhukov, Georgi Konstantinovich ZhukovSoviet general who during World Warr II directed the counteroffensive at Stalingrad and relieved Leningrad and captured Berlin (1896-1974)
de Gaulle, General de Gaulle, Charles de Gaulle, General Charles de Gaulle, Charles Andre Joseph Marie de GaulleFrench general and statesman who became very popular during World War II as the leader of the Free French forces in exile (1890-1970)
NarrowerBlucher, von Blucher, G. L. von Blucher, Gebhard Leberecht von BlucherPrussian general who is remembered for his leadership in the wars against Napoleon (1742-1819)
Broadergeneral officerofficers in the Army or Air Force or Marines above the rank of colonel
Nounsgeneralshipthe office and authority of a general
generalshipthe leadership ability of a military general
Verbsgeneralcommand as a general
English > general: 10 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningThe head of a religious order or congregation.
Synonymsuperior general
Broaderhead, chief, top dogA person who is in charge
Spanishsuperior general
Catalansuperior general
Nounsgeneralshipthe office and authority of a general
English > general: 10 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA fact about the whole (as opposed to particular).
Example"he discussed the general but neglected the particular"
BroaderfactA piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred
Oppositeparticular, specificA fact about some part (as opposed to general)
Adjectivesgeneralapplying to all or most members of a category / category or group
generalnot specialized or limited to one class of things
English > general: 10 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningcommand as a general.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"We are generaled by an incompetent!"
BroadercommandBe in command of
Nounsgenerala general officer of the highest rank

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