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general
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 12
2. Comprehending many species or individuals; not special or particular; including all particulars; as, a general inference or conclusion.
4. Common to many, or the greatest number; widely spread; prevalent; extensive, though not universal; as, a general opinion; a general custom.
5. Having a relation to all; common to the whole; as, Adam, our general sire.
7. Usual; common, on most occasions; as, his general habit or method.
8. One of the chief military officers of a government or country; the commander of an army, of a body of men not less than a brigade. In European armies, the highest military rank next below field marshal.
9. The roll of the drum which calls the troops together; as, to beat the general.
10. The chief of an order of monks, or of all the houses or congregations under the same rule.
11. The public; the people; the vulgar.
12. The whole; the total; that which comprehends or relates to all, or the chief part; - opposed to particular.
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