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great adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (very large)grande agg
 A tsunami is a great wave, often caused by an earthquake or volcano.
 uno tsunami è una grande onda causata da un terremoto o da un vulcano.
great adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (numerous)grande, vasto, numeroso agg
 There was a great crowd outside the door.
 Fuori dalla porta c'era una grande folla.
great adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (unusual in intensity)grande, intenso, immenso agg
 He had a great love for the Scottish Highlands.
 Aveva una grande passione per le Highlands scozzesi.
great adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (unusual in degree)grande, ottimo, eccezionale agg
 The party was a great success.
 Il party è stato un grande successo.
great adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (unusual in power)grande, duro, tremendo, enorme agg
 Her death was a great blow to him.
 La morte di lei è stata un grande colpo per lui.
great adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (important)grande, importante agg
 Beethoven's Ninth is one of the great pieces of music of its era.
 La Nona di Beethoven è uno dei grandi pezzi musicali della sua epoca.
great adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (eminent)grande, illustre agg
 Churchill was one of Britain's great leaders.
 Churchill fu uno dei grandi leader britannici.
great adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (principal, chief)grande agg
 The ball will be held in the Great Hall.
 Il ballo si terrà nella sala grande.
great adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (excellent)ottimo agg
 
Additional Translations
great adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (lofty)grandioso, grande agg
 He's full of great thoughts.
 È pieno di pensieri grandiosi.
great adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (of good reputation)importante, grande, notabile, potente agg
 He came from a great family.
 Proveniva da una famiglia importante.
great adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (very admirable)ottimo, bello, eccellente, perfetto, splendido agg
 That was a great speech you gave.
 Hai tenuto un ottimo discorso.
great at (doing) [sth] adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (expert)bravissimo agg
 She's great at crosswords.
 È bravissima nei cruciverba.
great advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." US, informal (very well)grande, bravissimo, ottimo, eccezionale agg
 You did great.
 Sei stato grande.
Great! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (excellent!)ottimo, splendido, perfetto inter
 You got the job? Great!
 Hai avuto il lavoro? Ottimo!
great nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb] important)grande nm
 He's one of history's greats.
 È uno dei grandi della storia.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
a great deal nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (large amount)parecchio, molto pron
 I have a great deal to accomplish before the end of the semester.
 Ho parecchio da fare prima della fine del semestre.
a great deal of [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (large amount of [sth])molto agg
 Her presidential campaign had a great deal of success at the local level.
a great deal advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (a lot, much)  (informale)un bel po' avv
  parecchio, molto avv
 I value your input a great deal.
 Stimo un bel po' la tua opinione.
a great deal of effort nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (a lot of work)un grosso sforzo, un grande sforzo nm
  un grande impegno, un notevole impegno nm
 I put a great deal of effort into this project, and I was really offended when management ignored it.
 Ho dedicato un notevole impegno a questo progetto e ci sono rimasto molto male quando la direzione l'ha ignorato.
a great one for doing [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (person: does [sth] frequently)  (informale)grande nm
 He's a great one for telling stories.
 Marco è un grande a raccontare storie.
   (informale)forte agg
 Gianna è forte con i giochi di prestigio.
a great time nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (fun, enjoyment)divertirsi molto v rif
 Thanks so much for inviting me; I had a great time!
 Grazie mille di avermi invitato, mi sono divertita molto!
all-time great nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (performer: classic)artista senza tempo nm
  cantante senza tempo nm
all-time great nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (song, etc.: classic)  (canzone)classico di sempre, classico senza tempo nm
  canzone senza tempo nf
at a great rate molto velocemente
at great cost advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at great financial expense)a caro prezzo
at great cost advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative (involving great sacrifice or loss)  (figurato)a caro prezzo
at great expense advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at great financial cost)a costi elevatissimi
 My parents paid my way through four years of college at great expense.
by a great deal advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by a large amount or extent)di gran lunga avv
 The Indian Ocean is smaller than the Pacific Ocean by a great deal.
 Marcello è di gran lunga il miglior studente del conservatorio e sarà senz'altro un concertista di successo.
do great harm v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (hurt [sb] greatly)danneggiare gravemente
 Smoking can do great harm to your body.
do great harm v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (cause serious trouble or damage)causare gravi danni vi
 The hurricane did great harm to the coastline.
 L'uragano ha causato gravi danni al litorale.
go to great lengths fare tutto il possibile; non arrendersi
go to great lengths to do [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (make effort)fare sforzi per vtr
 She went to great lengths to help me, and for that I am truly grateful.
go to great pains to do [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (do [sth] with care)dedicare ogni sforzo a qlcs vtr
go to great pains to do [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (do [sth] with great care)sforzarsi di fare qlcs v rif
great abundance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (plentiful amount)grande abbondanza nf
 There was food in great abundance. There always seem to be fools in great abundance.
 C'era cibo in grande abbondanza. Pare che di idioti ce ne siano sempre in grande abbondanza.
great age nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (advanced age, old age)età avanzata nf
 Turtles can live to a great age.
 Le tartarughe possono raggiungere un'età molto avanzata.
great ape nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (large ape: gorilla, etc.)  (zoologia)grande primate nm
 Gorillas are without doubt the most powerful and majestic of the great apes.
 Senza dubbio i gorilla sono i grandi primati più potenti e maestosi che ci siano.
   (zoologia)grande scimmia nf
Great Barrier Reef nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (coral structure off Australian coast)Grande Barriera Corallina nf
 La Grande Barriera Corallina, che si trova al largo delle coste australiane, è la barriera di corallo più grande del mondo.
great beauty nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (very beautiful woman)gran bellezza, gran bella donna nf
 His wife was a great beauty.
 Ormai è in là con gli anni, ma da giovane dev'essere stata una gran bella donna.
great beauty nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (immense physical attractiveness)grande bellezza nf
 The people admired the great beauty of the statue.
 Tutti rimangono a bocca aperta davanti alla grande bellezza del Grand Canyon.
great big adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (huge)  (colloquiale)grosso grosso agg
great black-backed gull mugnaiaccio (tipo di gabbiano)
great blue heron airone azzurro maggiore
Great Britain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (England, Wales, Scotland)Gran Bretagna nf
 During the Victorian Era, Great Britain had a huge empire.
 Durante l'età vittoriana, la Gran Bretagna possedeva un impero molto esteso.
great cause nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb], [sth]: deserves charity)causa importante nf
 L'associazione raccoglie fondi per una causa importante: salvare le balene dall'estinzione.
  giusta causa nf
 L'associazione lavora per una giusta causa: l'abolizione della pena di morte.
great children pronipoti
great circle ortodromico
great coat giacca pesante
great cost a caro prezzo
great council gran consiglio
great crested grebe svasso maggiore
Great Dane nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (breed of large dog)  (cane)alano nm
great deal of [sth] gran quantità di qcs, gran numero di qcs
Great Depression nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (economic crisis of 1930s)  (crisi del 1929)Grande Depressione nf
 We haven't seen this kind of economic turmoil since the Great Depression. My grandparents were children during the Great Depression.
 Non si era visto un tale trambusto economico dai tempi della Grande Depressione. Ai tempi della Grande Depressioni, i miei nonni erano ancora dei bambini.
great distance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (long way)grande distanza nf
 Radio waves are capable of travelling a great distance.
 Le onde radio possono viaggiare a grande distanza.
Great Divide nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (American watershed)  (spartiacque americano)Continental Divide nm
great effort nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (hard work, exertion)grande sforzo, sforzo immenso, sforzo notevole nm
 It was a great effort for her to walk up the hill.
 Per lei che era così anziana, camminare su per quella piccola collina era uno sforzo immenso.
great effort nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sincere attempt)grande sforzo, notevole sforzo nm
 They made a great effort to move the heavy rock, but did not succeed.
 Il comune sta facendo un notevole sforzo per dare una casa agli sfollati del terremoto.
great egret nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (large heron)airone bianco maggiore nm
 The Great Egret, the largest all-white American heron, is very common in Florida.
 L'airone bianco maggiore, il più grande airone bianco americano, è molto diffuso in Florida.
Great Expectations nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (19th-century novel by Charles Dickens)  (romanzo di Dickens)Grandi speranze n
 I had to read 'Great Expectations' at school.
 Grandi speranze è un celebre romanzo di Charles Dickens.
great friend nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb] loved and trusted)grande amico nm
 He was a great friend of mine and I will sorely miss him.
 Maria e Luisa sono grandi amiche: passano intere giornate insieme e si confidano tutto.
  amico fraterno nm
 Era un mio amico fraterno e mi mancherà tremendamente.
great fun adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (enjoyable)gran divertimento nm
 Our day out at the theme park was great fun.
 La nostra giornata al parco tematico è stata davvero un gran divertimento.
great go esame finale per la laurea (gergo degli studenti)
great grandchild pronipote (di nonni)
great grandchildren pronipoti (di nonni)
great grandfather nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (father of a grandparent)bisnonno nm
 My great-grandfather fought in the First World War.
 Il mio bisnonno ha combattuto nella prima guerra mondiale.
great grandmother nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mother of a grandparent)bisnonna nf
 Cars hadn't even been invented when my great grandmother was a young girl.
 Quando la mia bisnonna era una bambina le macchine non erano ancora state inventate.
great-grandparents nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (parent's grandparent)bisnonni, bisavoli nmpl
 Each of us has eight great-grandparents.
 Ogni individuo ha otto bisnonni.
great grandson   (di bisnonni)pronipote nm
great gray owl USstrix nebulosa (gufo)
great guns a tutta forza; a gonfie vele
great heart gran cuore
Great Highland Bagpipe nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (traditional Scottish wind instrument)cornamusa scozzese nf
great honor grande onore
great horned owl gufo della virginia
great job nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (success)  (attività ben riuscita)bel lavoro, ottimo lavoro nm
 You did a great job on your math test.
 Hai fatto un ottimo lavoro al compito di matematica.
great lady nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (woman: prominent)gran donna, grande donna nf
 The president's wife is a great lady.
 La moglie del presidente è una gran donna.
Great Lakes nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." US (group of lakes in North America)  (USA)Grandi Laghi nmpl
 Only one of the Great Lakes is entirely within the U.S.; the others form the Canadian border.
 Sono uno dei Grandi Laghi è per intero nel territorio statunitense; gli altri danno forma al confine canadese.
great man nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (man who is prominent or influential)grande, grande uomo, grand'uomo nm
 Napoleon was a great man, although not in terms of stature.
 Napoleone è stato un grande della storia, certo non in termini di statura
Great minds think alike. exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." humorous (We have the same idea.)traduzione non disponibile
great nephew nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (son of niece, nephew)pronipote nm
great niece   (femmina)pronipote nf
Great Plains Grandi Pianure
great point buona argomentazione
great power nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (authority and influence)grande potere, forte potere nm
 The Church had great power over the population in the past.
 La chiesa in passato esercitava un forte potere su tutti gli strati della popolazione.
great powers nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (politics: leading states)  (nazione importante)grande potenza nf
 The great powers will take up the question at the UN next week.
 La questione sarà trattata dalle grandi potenze la settimana prossima presso l'ONU
great price nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (value for money, cheap cost)ottimo prezzo nm
 That's a great price for a machine with those features.
 È un ottimo prezzo per una macchina con queste caratteristiche.
great primer corpo diciotto
great pyrenees pastore dei pirenei
great respect nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (esteem)grande rispetto, gran rispetto nm
 He has always treated me with great respect.
 Mi ha sempre trattato con grande rispetto.
  molto rispetto, forte rispetto nm
 Mi ha sempre trattato con molto rispetto.
great respect for [sb] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (high regard for [sb])grande rispetto per qlcn nm
 I have great respect for people who help others.
great russian grande russo
great satisfaction nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (strong feeling of gratification)bella soddisfazione, grande soddisfazione, grossa soddisfazione nf
 Finishing a book written in a foreign language gives me great satisfaction.
 Finire di leggere un libro scritto in lingua straniera è una grossa soddisfazione.
great scale nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (large dimensions)in grande scala avv
 Ha realizzato un modello in grande scala della locomotiva, lungo addirittura un metro, per riprodurre tutti i dettagli in ogni minimo particolare.
great sea mar mediterraneo
great seal grande sigillo; sigillo ufficiale
great soul grande anima
great success nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] or [sb] very successful or popular)grande successo nm
 The trade show was a great success, attracting a large number of visitors.
 Il mercatino di beneficenza è stato un grande successo: abbiamo venduto di tutto e di più e ci hanno chiesto di rifarlo l'anno prossimo.
   (colloquiale)successone nm
 La recita scolastica è stata un successone, la ripeteremo anche l'anno prossimo.
great tit cinciallegra nf
great toe nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (big toe, largest toe)alluce nm
great value nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (well worth the money)ottimo affare nm
Great Wall nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (ancient wall in China)  (Cina)Grande Muraglia nf
 A lot of people go to China just to see the Great Wall.
 Molti turisti vanno in Cina solo per vedere la Grande Muraglia.
great wheel ingranaggio di un orologio
great white shark grande squalo bianco
great work nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (job: done well)ottimo lavoro nm
 Her boss congratulated her on her great work.
 Il suo capo si congratulò con lei per l'ottimo lavoro.
great work nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (art: masterpiece)capolavoro nm
great wrong grave crimine
great year grande anno
great-aunt
grandaunt
Great-Aunt
Grandaunt
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(grandparent's sister)prozia nf
Nota: takes a capital letter when used as a title or term of address
 My great-aunts Cora and Clarice still live in the house they were born in.
 La mia prozia ha 88 anni.
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