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'general' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'general'
1. applying to all or most members of a category or group
the general public
general assistance
a general rule
in general terms
comprehensible to the general reader
2. not specialized or limited to one class of things
general studies
general knowledge
3. of national scope
a general election
4. prevailing among and common to the general public
the general discontent
5. affecting the entire body
a general anesthetic
general symptoms
6. somewhat indefinite
bearing a general resemblance to the original
a general description of the merchandise
7. of worldwide scope or applicability

'general' - used as a noun
8. a general officer of the highest rank
9. the head of a religious order or congregation
10. a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular)
he discussed the general but neglected the particular

'general' - used as a verb
11. command as a general

derived forms
1. General / Plural
generals
2. General / Past
generalled
3. General / Third Person
generals
4. General / Present Participle
generalling
5. General / Past
generaled
6. General / Present Participle
generaling
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Antonym
  • specific
  • local
  • particular
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    My mother said to me, "If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope." Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso. - Click here to find out.
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    In 1755, the first Canadian post office opened in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The fist Deputy Postmaster General was American inventor Benjamin Franklin who was later dismissed for sympathizing with the American revolutionary cause.