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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mogul  \Mo*gul"\,  n.  [From  the  Mongolian.] 
  1.  A  person  of  the  Mongolian  race. 
 
  2.  (Railroad)  A  heavy  locomotive  for  freight  traffic,  having 
  three  pairs  of  connected  driving  wheels  and  a  two-wheeled 
  truck. 
 
  {Great},  or  {Grand},  {Mogul},  the  sovereign  of  the  empire 
  founded  in  Hindostan  by  the  Mongols  under  Baber  in  the 
  sixteenth  century.  Hence  a  very  important  personage;  a 
  lord;  --  sometimes  only  {mogul}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Great  \Great\,  n. 
  The  whole;  the  gross;  as  a  contract  to  build  a  ship  by  the 
  great. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Great  \Great\,  a.  [Compar.  {Greater};  superl.  {Greatest}.]  [OE. 
  gret,  great,  AS  gre['a]t;  akin  to  OS  &  LG  gr[=o]t,  D. 
  groot,  OHG.  gr[=o]z,  G.  gross.  Cf  {Groat}  the  coin.] 
  1.  Large  in  space;  of  much  size;  big  immense;  enormous; 
  expanded;  --  opposed  to  small  and  little;  as  a  great 
  house,  ship,  farm,  plain,  distance,  length. 
 
  2.  Large  in  number;  numerous;  as  a  great  company,  multitude, 
  series,  etc 
 
  3.  Long  continued;  lengthened  in  duration;  prolonged  in  time; 
  as  a  great  while  a  great  interval. 
 
  4.  Superior;  admirable;  commanding;  --  applied  to  thoughts, 
  actions,  and  feelings. 
 
  5.  Endowed  with  extraordinary  powers;  uncommonly  gifted;  able 
  to  accomplish  vast  results;  strong;  powerful;  mighty; 
  noble;  as  a  great  hero,  scholar,  genius,  philosopher, 
  etc 
 
  6.  Holding  a  chief  position;  elevated:  lofty:  eminent; 
  distingushed;  foremost;  principal;  as  great  men;  the 
  great  seal;  the  great  marshal,  etc 
 
  He  doth  object  I  am  too  great  of  birth.  --Shak. 
 
  7.  Entitled  to  earnest  consideration;  weighty;  important;  as 
  a  great  argument,  truth,  or  principle. 
 
  8.  Pregnant;  big  (with  young). 
 
  The  ewes  great  with  young.  --Ps.  lxxviii. 
  71. 
 
  9.  More  than  ordinary  in  degree;  very  considerable  in  degree; 
  as  to  use  great  caution;  to  be  in  great  pain. 
 
  We  have  all  Great  cause  to  give  great  thanks. 
  --Shak. 
 
  10.  (Genealogy)  Older,  younger,  or  more  remote,  by  single 
  generation;  --  often  used  before  grand  to  indicate  one 
  degree  more  remote  in  the  direct  line  of  descent;  as 
  great-grandfather  (a  grandfather's  or  a  grandmother's 
  father),  great-grandson,  etc 
 
  {Great  bear}  (Astron.),  the  constellation  Ursa  Major. 
 
  {Great  cattle}  (Law),  all  manner  of  cattle  except  sheep  and 
  yearlings.  --Wharton. 
 
  {Great  charter}  (Eng.  Hist.),  Magna  Charta. 
 
  {Great  circle  of  a  sphere},  a  circle  the  plane  of  which 
  passes  through  the  center  of  the  sphere. 
 
  {Great  circle  sailing},  the  process  or  art  of  conducting  a 
  ship  on  a  great  circle  of  the  globe  or  on  the  shortest  arc 
  between  two  places. 
 
  {Great  go},  the  final  examination  for  a  degree  at  the 
  University  of  Oxford,  England;  --  called  also  {greats}. 
  --T.  Hughes. 
 
  {Great  guns}.  (Naut.)  See  under  Gun. 
 
  {The  Great  Lakes}  the  large  fresh-water  lakes  (Lakes 
  Superior,  Michigan,  Huron,  Erie,  and  Ontario)  which  lie  on 
  the  northern  borders  of  the  United  States. 
 
  {Great  master}.  Same  as  {Grand  master},  under  {Grand}. 
 
  {Great  organ}  (Mus.),  the  largest  and  loudest  of  the  three 
  parts  of  a  grand  organ  (the  others  being  the  choir  organ 
  and  the  swell,  and  sometimes  the  pedal  organ  or  foot 
  keys),  It  is  played  upon  by  a  separate  keyboard,  which  has 
  the  middle  position. 
 
  {The  great  powers}  (of  Europe),  in  modern  diplomacy,  Great 
  Britain,  France,  Germany,  Austria,  Russia,  and  Italy. 
 
  {Great  primer}.  See  under  {Type}. 
 
  {Great  scale}  (Mus.),  the  complete  scale;  --  employed  to 
  designate  the  entire  series  of  musical  sounds  from  lowest 
  to  highest. 
 
  {Great  sea},  the  Mediterranean  sea.  In  Chaucer  both  the  Black 
  and  the  Mediterranean  seas  are  so  called 
 
  {Great  seal}. 
  a  The  principal  seal  of  a  kingdom  or  state. 
  b  In  Great  Britain,  the  lord  chancellor  (who  is 
  custodian  of  this  seal);  also  his  office. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  great 
  adj  1:  relatively  large  in  size  or  number  or  extent;  larger  than 
  others  of  its  kind  "a  great  juicy  steak";  "a  great 
  multitude";  "the  great  auk";  "a  great  old  oak";  "a 
  great  ocean  liner";  "a  great  delay" 
  2:  more  than  usual;  "great  expectations";  "great  worry" 
  3:  (used  of  persons)  standing  above  others  in  character  or 
  attainment  or  reputation;  "our  distinguished  professor"; 
  "an  eminent  scholar";  "a  great  statesman"  [syn:  {distinguished}, 
  {eminent}] 
  4:  of  major  significance  or  importance;  "a  great  work  of  art"; 
  "Einstein  was  one  of  the  outstanding  figures  of  the  20th 
  century"  [syn:  {outstanding}] 
  5:  remarkable  or  out  of  the  ordinary  in  degree  or  magnitude  or 
  effect;  "a  great  crisis";  "had  a  great  stake  in  the 
  outcome" 
  6:  (informal)  very  good;  "a  bully  pulpit";  "a  cool  sports  car"; 
  "had  a  great  time  at  the  party";  "you  look  simply 
  smashing"  [syn:  {bang-up},  {bully},  {cool},  {corking},  {cracking}, 
  {dandy},  {groovy},  {keen},  {neat},  {nifty},  {not  bad(p)}, 
  {peachy},  {slap-up},  {swell},  {smashing}] 
  7:  uppercase;  "capital  A";  "great  A";  "many  medieval 
  manuscripts  are  in  majuscule  script"  [syn:  {capital},  {majuscule}] 
  8:  marked  by  active  interest  and  enthusiasm;  "an  avid  sports 
  fan";  "a  great  walker";  "an  eager  beaver"  [syn:  {avid},  {eager}, 
  {zealous}] 
  9:  in  an  advanced  stage  of  pregnancy;  "was  big  with  child"; 
  "was  great  with  child"  [syn:  {big(p)},  {enceinte},  {expectant}, 
  {gravid},  {great(p)},  {large(p)},  {heavy(p)},  {with 
  child(p)}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  GREAT,  adj 
 
  "I'm  great,"  the  Lion  said  --  "I  reign 
  The  monarch  of  the  wood  and  plain!" 
 
  The  Elephant  replied:  "I'm  great  -- 
  No  quadruped  can  match  my  weight!" 
 
  "I'm  great  --  no  animal  has  half 
  So  long  a  neck!"  said  the  Giraffe. 
 
  "I'm  great,"  the  Kangaroo  said  --  "see 
  My  femoral  muscularity!" 
 
  The  'Possum  said:  "I'm  great  --  behold, 
  My  tail  is  lithe  and  bald  and  cold!" 
 
  An  Oyster  fried  was  understood 
  To  say:  "I'm  great  because  I'm  good!" 
 
  Each  reckons  greatness  to  consist 
  In  that  in  which  he  heads  the  list, 
 
  And  Vierick  thinks  he  tops  his  class 
  Because  he  is  the  greatest  ass. 
  Arion  Spurl  Doke 
 
 




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