Educalingo cookies are used to personalize ads and get web traffic statistics. We also share information about the use of the site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.
Got it
Search
If I like a book, I tend to read the author's entire collection. But I choose mainly through personal recommendations, general word of mouth and book reviews.
Randa Abdel-Fattah

Meaning of "general" in the English dictionary

Dictionary
DICTIONARY
section

ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GENERAL

From Latin generālis of a particular kind, from genus kind.
info
Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp
section

PRONUNCIATION OF GENERAL

general  [ˈdʒɛnərəl] play
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp

GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GENERAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
General can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES GENERAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

General officer

A general officer is an officer of high military rank, usually in the army, and in some nations, the marines/marine corps and the air force. The term is widely used by many nations of the world, and when a country uses a different term, there is an equivalent title given. The term "general" is used in two ways: as the generic title for all grades of general officer and as a specific rank. Since the late twentieth century, the rank of general is usually the highest active rank of a military not at war.

Definition of general in the English dictionary

The first definition of general in the dictionary is common; widespread. Other definition of general is of, including, applying to, or participated in by all or most of the members of a group, category, or community. General is also relating to various branches of an activity, profession, etc; not specialized.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GENERAL


admiral
ˈædmərəl
agricultural
ˌæɡrɪˈkʌltʃərəl
architectural
ˌɑːkɪˈtektʃərəl
corporal
ˈkɔːpərəl
cultural
ˈkʌltʃərəl
electoral
ɪˈlɛktərəl
farmers-general
ˌfɑːməzˈdʒenərəl
federal
ˈfɛdərəl
funeral
ˈfjuːnərəl
Governor-General
ˌɡʌvənəˈdʒenərəl
lateral
ˈlætərəl
liberal
ˈlɪbərəl
mineral
ˈmɪnərəl
minerals
ˈmɪnərəl
mural
ˈmjʊərəl
outgeneral
ˌaʊtˈdʒɛnərəl
rural
ˈrʊərəl
spiral
ˈspaɪərəl
structural
ˈstrʌktʃərəl
temporal
ˈtɛmpərəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GENERAL

generable
general anaesthesia
general anaesthetic
General Assembly
general audit
general average
General Certificate of Education
General Certificate of Secondary Education
general confession
general costs
general dealer
general degree
general delivery
general election
general expenses
general factotum
general headquarters
general holiday
general hospital
general insurance

WORDS THAT END LIKE GENERAL

agent-general
attorney general
Auditor General
brigadier general
consul general
consulate general
director general
director-general
four-star general
governor general
in general
inspector general
judge advocate general
lieutenant general
major general
neral
secretary-general
several
Solicitor General
surgeon general
vicar general

Synonyms and antonyms of general in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GENERAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «general» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of general

Translation of «general» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
online translator

TRANSLATION OF GENERAL

Find out the translation of general to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of general from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «general» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

普通的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

general
570 millions of speakers

English

general
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सामान्य
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عَامّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

общий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

geral
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাধারণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

général
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Umum
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

allgemein
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

一般の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

일반적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Umum
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chung
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பொது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सामान्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

genel
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

generale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ogólny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

загальний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

general
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γενικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

algemene
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

allmän
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

generelt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of general

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GENERAL»

The term «general» is very widely used and occupies the 538 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
0
100%
FREQUENCY
Very widely used
98
/100
The map shown above gives the frequency of use of the term «general» in the different countries.
Principal search tendencies and common uses of general
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «general».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GENERAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «general» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «general» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about general

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «GENERAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word general.
1
Randa Abdel-Fattah
If I like a book, I tend to read the author's entire collection. But I choose mainly through personal recommendations, general word of mouth and book reviews.
2
Louis Agassiz
Facts are stupid until brought into connection with some general law.
3
Avicii
I think I am a pretty good judge of character in general and try to surround myself with the best people I can.
4
Steven Bauer
I think there is sort of a general universal perception of me, or someone who looks like me, as someone who is kind of menacing, dark or mysterious.
5
Richard Carmona
The overarching issue, really, is our surgeon general should be able to communicate transparently and honestly with the American public on all issues.
6
Rene Cassin
As a consequence of these hesitations and of the vague character of such innovations, the Commission on Human Rights itself had doubts from the beginning about its role and its functions in general.
7
Steve Chabot
There is insufficient support for the police and safety and law enforcement, in general, in the city council.
8
Roger Clemens
The student body was huge at UT and you had to mature pretty quick, very quick actually. I enjoyed it and it helped me a lot in my life in general - not only in the classroom but on the baseball field as well.
9
Sean Covey
Paradigms are like glasses. When you have incomplete paradigms about yourself or life in general, it's like wearing glasses with the wrong prescription. That lens affects how you see everything else.
10
George Crook
If you will investigate all the Indian troubles, you will find that there is something wrong of this nature at the bottom of all of them, something relating to the supplies, or else a tardy and broken faith on the part of the general government.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GENERAL»

Discover the use of general in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to general and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
General Theory Of Employment , Interest And Money
Although Considered By A Few Critics That The Sentence Structures Of The Book Are Quite Incomprehensible And Almost Unbearable To Read, The Book Is An Essential Reading For All Those Who Desire A Basic Education In Economics.
John Maynard Keynes, 2006
2
A First Course in General Relativity
This edition now contains discoveries by astronomers that require general relativity for their explanation; a revised chapter on relativistic stars, including new information on pulsars; an entirely rewritten chapter on cosmology; and an ...
Bernard Schutz, 2009
3
General Relativity
The book includes full discussions of many problems of current interest which are not treated in any extant book, and all these matters are considered with perception and understanding."—S.
Robert M. Wald, 2010
4
FTCE General Knowledge
FTCE General Knowledge Test For Florida Licensure Are you prepared to excel on the FTCE? * Get to know the test, how it is scored, and much more. * Set up a study schedule by following our flexible, results-driven timeline * Take one of the ...
Leasha M. Barry, Alicia Mendoza, 2006
5
General Anatomy and Musculoskeletal System (THIEME Atlas of ...
Setting a new standard for the study of anatomy, the THIEME Atlas of Anatomy, with access to WinkingSkull.com PLUS, is more than a collection of anatomical images--it is an indispensable resource for anyone who works with the human body ...
Michael Schuenke, Erik Schulte, 2011
6
A General Theory of Visual Culture
"--David Carrier, Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Institute of Art "Brilliant and original in conception and execution, this book succeeds triumphantly in its ambition to provide a general theory of visual culture.
Whitney Davis, 2011
7
A General Theory of Love
Explaining how relationships function, how parents shape their child’s developing self, how psychotherapy really works, and how our society dangerously flouts essential emotional laws, this is a work of rare passion and eloquence that ...
Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini, Richard Lannon, 2007
8
The Book of General Ignorance
You’ll be surprised at how much you don’t know! Check out THE BOOK OF GENERAL IGNORANCE for more fun entries and complete answers to the following: How long can a chicken live without its head? About two years. What do chameleons do?
John Mitchinson, John Lloyd, 2007
9
General Chemistry
Aimed at first-year college students who plan to major in chemistry or closely related fields, the book is written in a logical, clear and understandable style.
Linus Pauling, 2012
10
A General Theory of Magic
The book offers a fascinating snapshot of magic throughout various cultures as well as deep sociological and religious insights still very much relevant today.
Marcel Mauss, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GENERAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term general is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Ireland promoted to Montana National Guard brigadier general
Jeffrey Ireland of the Montana National Guard was promoted to the rank of brigadier general on Saturday. Ireland's promotion took place at the ... «KRTV Great Falls News, Jul 15»
2
General Hospital Spoilers: Genie Francis Dishes On Contract Status …
When “General Hospital” spoilers and casting news first revealed that Genie Francis was headed back to the ABC soap to revive her iconic role ... «Celebrity Dirty Laundry, Jul 15»
3
Nick Clegg gives first TV interview since Lib Dem's disastrous …
Liberal Democrats suffer defeats in general election - video ... Clegg blamed the Lib Dem general election collapse on a late swing prompted ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
Attorney General Jepsen pushes to keep investigatory ability
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and 46 other state attorneys general this week sent a letter to congressional leaders, asking them ... «New Haven Register, Jul 15»
5
General tackles 'politically tricky' Gitmo command - Air Force Times
Air Force Brig. Gen. Jose Monteagudo, interim commander of Joint Task Force Guantanamo, sees his job as keeping his troops focused on the ... «AirForceTimes.com, Jul 15»
6
General Hospital Spoilers: Lucky Spencer Tells Liz Son Jake Alive …
Lots happening on in Port Charles this week – here are many “General Hospital” spoilers for the week of July 13 through July 17 2015. Finally ... «Celebrity Dirty Laundry, Jul 15»
7
Better Dividend Stock: General Mills Inc. or Kellogg Company?
General Mills (NYSE:GIS) and Kellogg Company (NYSE:K), the two great American cereal stocks, certainly aren't the most exciting stocks to ... «Motley Fool, Jul 15»
8
BBC director-general vows to fight cuts - Telegraph
The director-general of the BBC has accused ministers of attempting to “diminish” the Corporation “for their own narrow interests” as he vowed ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
9
2 armed robbers hit Dollar General in Dayton | Dayton, OH News …
Dayton police are searching for two suspects who robbed Dollar General at 2228 N. Gettysburg Ave. One suspect is described as a 6-foot tall ... «WHIO, Jul 15»
10
No conflict of interest, EMSB says of new director general
When Robert Stocker, the EMSB's highly regarded director general, stepped down suddenly at the end of May, rumours were rife at the board ... «Montreal Gazette, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. General [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/general>. Dec 2019 ».
en
English dictionary
Discover all that is hidden in the words on
index
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z