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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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