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* generall (chiefly archaic)

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From Anglo-Norman _general_, _generall_, Middle French _general_, and their source, Latin _generālis_, from _genus_ (“class, kind”) + _-ālis_ (“-al”).

From Anglo-Norman general, generall, Middle French general, and their source, Latin generālis, from genus (class, kind) + -ālis (-al).

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* (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛnɹəl/ * (US) IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛnəɹəl/ * Hyphenation: gen‧er‧al

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛnɹəl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛnəɹəl/
  • Hyphenation: gen‧er‧al

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GENERAL (_comparative_ MORE GENERAL, _superlative_ MOST GENERAL) * Including or involving every part or member of a given or implied entity, whole etc.; as opposed to _specific_ or _particular_. [from 13th c.] * C. 1495, John Skelton, "Vppon a deedman's hed": It is GENERALL / To be mortall: / I haue well espyde / No man may hym hyde / From Deth holow eyed [...]. * 1842, Douglas Jerrold, "Mr Peppersorn ‘At Home’", _Cakes and Ale_: "Among us!" was the GENERAL shout, and Peppersorn sat frozen to his chair. * 1946, Bertrand Russell, _History of Western Philosophy_, I.27: Undoubtedly the age of the Antonines was much better than any later age until the Renaissance, from the point of view of the GENERAL happiness. * 2006, Ruth Sutherland, "Invite public to the private equity party", _The Observer_, 15 Oct 06: One advantage of having profitable companies in Britain is that they pay large sums in corporate tax into the Exchequer, which in theory at least is used for the GENERAL good. * Applied to a person (as a postmodifier or a normal preceding adjective) to indicate supreme rank, in civil or military titles, and later in other terms; pre-eminent. [from 14th c.] * 1865, Edward Cust, _Lives of the Warriors of the Thirty Years War_, p. 527: For these successes he obtained the rank of Field-Marshal GENERAL. * 2002, James Turner, _Libertines and Radicals in Early Modern London_, p. 122: He becomes the chief chartered libertine, the whoremaster-GENERAL flourishing his "standard" over a female army [...]. * Prevalent or widespread among a given class or area; common, usual. [from 14th c.] * 1817, Walter Scott, _Rob Roy_, IX: ‘I can't quite afford you the sympathy you expect upon this score,’ I replied; ‘the misfortune is so GENERAL, that it belongs to one half of the species [...].’ * 2008, John Patterson, "Home movies", _The Guardian_, 20 Dec 08: The GENERAL opinion on Baz Luhrmann's overstuffed epic _Australia_ seems to be that it throws in everything but the kitchen sink, and then tosses that in too, just to be sure. * Not limited in use or application; applicable to the whole or every member of a class or category. [from 14th c.] * 1924, _Time_, 17 Mar 1924: M. Venizelos went to Athens from Paris early last January in response to a GENERAL invitation from the Greek populace. * 2009, Douglas P Zipes, _Saturday Evening Post_, vol. 281:1, p. 20: Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is a GENERAL term indicating a rapid heartbeat (tachycardia) coming from the top chambers of the heart - in essence, above (supra) the lower chamber (ventricular). * Giving or consisting of only the most important aspects of something, ignoring minor details; indefinite. [from 16th c.] * 1817, Walter Scott, _Rob Roy_, X: As she thus spoke, the entrance of the servants with dinner cut off all conversation but that of a GENERAL nature. * 2006, Kevin Nance, "Ghosts of the White City", _Chicago Sun-Times_, 16 Jul 06: The quick answer is that the 1893 Exposition was simply so important -- "the greatest event in the history of the country since the Civil War," as Harper's put it that October -- but that feels too GENERAL. * 2008, Robert P Maloney, "The Quiet Carpenter", _America_, vol. 199:19, p. 18: Given the scarcity of relevant historical detail in the New Testament, we are left with only a GENERAL outline about Joseph. * Not limited to a specific class; miscellaneous, concerned with all branches of a given subject or area. [from 16th c.] * 1941, W Somerset Maugham, _Up at the Villa_, Vintage 2004, p. 24: There was a moment's pause. The Princess broke in with some casual remark and once more the conversation became GENERAL. * 1947, "Russian Catechism", _Time_, 20 Oct 1947: Already in the primary school work is conducted for the purpose of equipping the pupils with those elements of GENERAL knowledge which are closely related to the

general (comparative more general, superlative most general)

  1. Including or involving every part or member of a given or implied entity, whole etc.; as opposed to specific or particular. [from 13th c.]
  2. Applied to a person (as a postmodifier or a normal preceding adjective) to indicate supreme rank, in civil or military titles, and later in other terms; pre-eminent. [from 14th c.]
  3. Prevalent or widespread among a given class or area; common, usual. [from 14th c.]
  4. Not limited in use or application; applicable to the whole or every member of a class or category. [from 14th c.]
  5. Giving or consisting of only the most important aspects of something, ignoring minor details; indefinite. [from 16th c.]
  6. Not limited to a specific class; miscellaneous, concerned with all branches of a given subject or area. [from 16th c.]

English - Noun

GENERAL (_plural_ GENERALS) * (now rare) A general fact or proposition; a generality. [from 16th c.] _We have dealt with the GENERALS; now let us turn to the particulars._ * (military) A senior military title, originally designating the commander of an army and now a specific rank falling under field marshal (in the British army) and below general of the army or general of the air force in the US army and air forces. [from 16th c.] * A great strategist or tactician. [from 16th c.] _Hannibal was one of the greatest generals of the ancient world._ * (Christianity) The head of certain religious orders, especially Dominicans or Jesuits. [from 16th c.] * (nautical) A commander of naval forces; an admiral. [16th-18th c.] * (colloquial, now historical) A general servant; a maid with no specific duties. [from 19th c.] * 1918, Rebecca West, _The Return of the Soldier_, Virago 2014, p. 16: She flung at us as we sat down, ‘My GENERAL is sister to your second housemaid.’ * A general anaesthetic; general anaesthesia. USAGE NOTES When used as a title, it is always capitalized. Example: General John Doe. The rank corresponds to pay grade O-10. Abbreviations: GEN. TRANSLATIONS SEE ALSO * hetman

general (plural generals)

  1. (now rare) A general fact or proposition; a generality. [from 16th c.]
    We have dealt with the generals; now let us turn to the particulars.
  2. (military) A senior military title, originally designating the commander of an army and now a specific rank falling under field marshal (in the British army) and below general of the army or general of the air force in the US army and air forces. [from 16th c.]
  3. A great strategist or tactician. [from 16th c.]
    Hannibal was one of the greatest generals of the ancient world.
  4. (Christianity) The head of certain religious orders, especially Dominicans or Jesuits. [from 16th c.]
  5. (nautical) A commander of naval forces; an admiral. [16th-18th c.]
  6. (colloquial, now historical) A general servant; a maid with no specific duties. [from 19th c.]
  7. A general anaesthetic; general anaesthesia.
Usage notes

When used as a title, it is always capitalized.

Example: General John Doe.

The rank corresponds to pay grade O-10. Abbreviations: GEN.

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GENERAL (_third-person singular simple present_ GENERALS, _present participle_ GENERALLING _or_ GENERALING, _simple past and past participle_ GENERALLED _or_ GENERALED) * To lead (soldiers) as a general

general (third-person singular simple present generals, present participle generalling or generaling, simple past and past participle generalled or generaled)

  1. To lead (soldiers) as a general

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English - Anagrams

* enlarge, gleaner

Dont le dans la catégorieCATALAN - ETYMOLOGY
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Catalan - Etymology

From Latin _generālis_.

From Latin generālis.

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Catalan - Adjective

GENERAL m, f (_masculine and feminine plural_ GENERALS) * general

general m, f (masculine and feminine plural generals)

  1. general

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Catalan - Noun

GENERAL m (_plural_ GENERALS, _feminine_ GENERALA) * general DERIVED TERMS * generalitat * generalitzar * generalment

general m (plural generals, feminine generala)

  1. general

Derived terms

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Danish - Noun

GENERAL c (_singular definite_ GENERALEN, _plural indefinite_ GENERALER) * general INFLECTION

general c (singular definite generalen, plural indefinite generaler)

  1. general

Inflection

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Ladin - Adjective

GENERAL m (_plural_ GENERAI, _feminine_ GENERALA, _feminine plural_ GENERALES) * general

general m (plural generai, feminine generala, feminine plural generales)

  1. general

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Norwegian Bokmål - Noun

GENERAL m (_definite singular_ GENERALEN, _indefinite plural_ GENERALER, _definite plural_ GENERALENE) * (military) a general

general m (definite singular generalen, indefinite plural generaler, definite plural generalene)

  1. (military) a general

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Norwegian Nynorsk - Noun

GENERAL m (_definite singular_ GENERALEN, _indefinite plural_ GENERALAR, _definite plural_ GENERALANE) * (military) a general

general m (definite singular generalen, indefinite plural generalar, definite plural generalane)

  1. (military) a general

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Old French - Etymology

Borrowed from Latin _generālis_.

Borrowed from Latin generālis.

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Old French - Noun

GENERAL m (_oblique plural_ GENERAUS _or_ GENERAX _or_ GENERALS, _nominative singular_ GENERAUS _or_ GENERAX _or_ GENERALS, _nominative plural_ GENERAL) * (military) general

general m (oblique plural generaus or generax or generals, nominative singular generaus or generax or generals, nominative plural general)

  1. (military) general

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Old French - Adjective

GENERAL m (_feminine_ GENERALE) * general (not limited in use or application; applicable to the whole or every member of a class or category) DECLENSION DESCENDANTS * English: general * French: général

general m (feminine generale)

  1. general (not limited in use or application; applicable to the whole or every member of a class or category)

Declension

Descendants

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Portuguese - Etymology

Borrowed from Latin _generālis_. See also _geral_, from the same source.

Borrowed from Latin generālis. See also geral, from the same source.

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Portuguese - Pronunciation

* (Brazil) IPA(key): /ʒe.neˈɾaʊ̯/ * (Portugal) IPA(key): /ʒɨ.nɨˈɾaɫ/ * Hyphenation: ge‧ne‧ral

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ʒe.neˈɾaʊ̯/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ʒɨ.nɨˈɾaɫ/
  • Hyphenation: ge‧ne‧ral

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Portuguese - Noun

GENERAL m (_plural_ GENERAIS) * general DESCENDANTS * Tetum: jenerál

general m (plural generais)

  1. general

Descendants

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Romanian - Etymology

Borrowing from French _général_, from Latin _generālis_.

Borrowing from French général, from Latin generālis.

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Romanian - Noun

GENERAL m (_plural_ GENERALI) * general DECLENSION

general m (plural generali)

  1. general

Declension

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Romanian - Adjective

GENERAL * general RELATED TERMS * generalitate * generaliza * generalizm

general

  1. general

Related terms

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Serbo-Croatian - Etymology

From German _General_, from Latin _generalis_.

From German General, from Latin generalis.

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Serbo-Croatian - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /ɡeněraːl/ * Hyphenation: ge‧ne‧ral

  • IPA(key): /ɡeněraːl/
  • Hyphenation: ge‧ne‧ral

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Serbo-Croatian - Noun

GENÈRĀL m (_Cyrillic spelling_ ГЕНЀРА̄Л) * general (military rank) DECLENSION

genèrāl m (Cyrillic spelling генѐра̄л)

  1. general (military rank)

Declension

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Slovene - Etymology

From German _General_, from Latin _generalis_.

From German General, from Latin generalis.

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Slovene - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /ɡɛnɛˈráːl/ * Tonal orthography: generȃl

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Slovene - Noun

GENERÁL m anim (_genitive_ GENERÁLA, _nominative plural_ GENERÁLI, _feminine_ GENERÁLICA _or_ GENERÁLINJA) * general (military rank) DECLENSION

generál m anim (genitive generála, nominative plural generáli, feminine generálica or generálinja)

  1. general (military rank)

Declension

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Spanish - Etymology

From Latin _generālis_.

From Latin generālis.

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Spanish - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /xe.neˈɾal/

  • IPA(key): /xe.neˈɾal/

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Spanish - Adjective

GENERAL m, f (_plural_ GENERALES) * general DERIVED TERMS * generalidad * generalización * generalizar * generalmente

general m, f (plural generales)

  1. general

Derived terms

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Spanish - Noun

GENERAL m (_plural_ GENERALES, _feminine_ GENERALA) * (military) general

general m (plural generales, feminine generala)

  1. (military) general

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Swedish - Noun

GENERAL c * a general * an Air Chief Marshal DECLENSION

general c

  1. a general
  2. an Air Chief Marshal

Declension

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Swedish - References

* ↑ 1.0 1.1 _Utrikes namnbok_ (7th ed., 2007) ISBN 978-913832379-3

  1. 1.0 1.1 Utrikes namnbok (7th ed., 2007) ISBN 978-913832379-3


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