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great interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (very good!)ottimo, splendido, perfetto interiez
 You got the job? Great!
 Hai avuto il lavoro? Ottimo!
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 adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (expert)bravissimo agg superl
 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." informal (very well)grande, bravissimo, ottimo, eccezionale agg
 You did great.
 Sei stato grande.
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." (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.
 
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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
 The great fire of London occurred in 1666.
 Il grande incendio di Londra avvenne nel 1666.
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 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." (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." (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." (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." (of long duration)a lungo, molto avv
 The meeting lasted a great while.
 Il meeting è durato a lungo.
great nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (important person)grande nm
 He's one of history's greats.
 È uno dei grandi della storia.
great nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (important persons)  (persone grandi, potenti)grandi, potenti nmpl
 He thinks he's friends with the great and the good.
 Crede di essere amico dei grandi e dei buoni.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
a great deal nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (a lot, much)un bel po'
a great deal nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (many)molti agg
a great deal of effort nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (a lot of effort, much effort)un grosso sforzo
  un notevole impegno nm
 I put a great deal of effort into this project, and I was really offended when management ignored it.
a great time nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (fun, enjoyment)un bel divertimento
  molto divertente
all-time great adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (classic, greatest ever)un classico di sempre
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." literal (at great financial expense)a costi elevatissimi
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)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 viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (hurt [sb] greatly)danneggiare gravemente
 Smoking can do great harm to your body.
do great harm viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (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 great care)sforzarsi di fare qlcs v rif
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
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
 The power and the majesty of the Silverback make it clear why it is considered to be the greatest of the great apes.
 Tra i grandi primati più simili all'uomo c'è lo scimpanzé.
   (zoologia)grande scimmia nf
 Le grandi scimmie antropomorfe comprendono anche il gorilla e lo scimpanzé.
great aunt nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sister of one's grandparent)prozia nf
 My great aunt is 88 years old.
 La mia prozia ha 88 anni.
Great Aunt
Great-Aunt
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(term of address: parent's aunt)traduzione non disponibile
 Happy 95th birthday, Great Aunt Elizabeth! The stern-looking lady in the photo is my Great-Aunt Sophie.
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 Bear nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (constellation: Ursa Major)Orsa Maggiore nf
 La costellazione dell'Orsa Maggiore è visibile per tutto l'anno nell'emisfero boreale.
  Grande Carro nm
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 (large)  (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] or [sth] deserving of 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 nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (large amount)parecchio pron
 Her presidential campaign had a great deal of success at the local level.
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)Grande Depressione nf
 It is the kind of economic turmoil last seen in the Great Depression.
 My grandparents were children during the Great Depression.
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. (North American geological division)la grande dorsale americana nf
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
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 (very enjoyable or amusing)gran divertimento nm
great go esame finale per la laurea (gergo degli studenti)
great grandchild pronipote (di nonni)
great grandchildren pronipoti (di nonni)
great granddaughter   (di bisnonni)pronipote nf
great grandfather nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (father of one's grandparent)bisnonno nm
 My great-grandfather fought in the First World War.
 Il mio bisnonno ha combattuto nella prima guerra mondiale.
great grandma
great-grandma
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(mother of one's grandparent)bisnonna nf
great grandmother nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mother of one's 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 grandparent bisnonno/bisnonna nf
great grandparents
great-grandparents
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
(mother and father of one's grandparent)bisnonni 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 gun pezzo grosso
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 who is prominent or influential)grande donna nf
 The president's wife is a great lady.
 Si dice che dietro un grande uomo ci sia sempre una grande donna: sarà vero?
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
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: when [sb] else has same idea)le grandi menti pensano allo stesso modo espr
great nephew nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (son of one's niece or nephew)pronipote nm
great niece   (femmina)pronipote nf
great one for nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal ([sb] who tends to do [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.
great organ grand'organo nm
great pace grande passo
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 power nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (politics: leading states)grande potenza nf
 Brazil is a great power in Latin America.
 Il Brasile è una grande potenza nell'America latina
great price nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (value for money, cheap cost)ottimo prezzo nm
great primer corpo diciotto
great pyrenees pastore dei pirenei
great respect grande rispetto
great respect for nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (esteem, high regard for)grande rispetto per, grande rispetto di, gran rispetto per, gran rispetto di nm
 I have great respect for people who help others.
 I due nuotatori erano avversari in piscina, ma avevano un gran rispetto l'uno dell'altro.
  molto rispetto nm
 Ho molto rispetto per le persone che aiutano il prossimo.
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 scale
on a
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(far reaching, extensively )su vasta scala, su ampia scala, su larga scala
 Operations are being conducted on a great scale in order to track down the flight recorder in the aftermath of last week's plane crash.
 Sono in corso indagini su vasta scala per rintracciare la scatola nera dell'aereo precipitato la settimana scorsa.
great scope vasto raggio
great sea mar mediterraneo
great seal grande sigillo; sigillo ufficiale
great soul grande anima
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