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Adjective general has 7 senses
  1. general - 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"
    specific, ad hoc, circumstantial, limited, peculiar, special, particular, particularized, particularised, proper, unique
  2. general - not specialized or limited to one class of things; "general studies"; "general knowledge"
    diversified (indirect, via undiversified)
  3. general - of national scope; "a general election"
    local (indirect, via national)
  4. general - prevailing among and common to the general public; "the general discontent"
    uncommon (indirect, via common)
  5. general - affecting the entire body; "a general anesthetic"; "general symptoms"
    local, localized, localised, topical
  6. general - somewhat indefinite; "bearing a general resemblance to the original"; "a general description of the merchandise"
    precise (indirect, via imprecise)
  7. cosmopolitan, ecumenical, oecumenical, general, universal, worldwide - of worldwide scope or applicability; "an issue of cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience"
    Antonyms: noncomprehensive, incomprehensive (indirect, via comprehensive)
Noun general has 3 senses
  1. general, full general - a general officer of the highest rank
    --1 is a kind of general officer
    --1 has particulars:
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    Derived form: verb general1
  2. general, superior general - the head of a religious order or congregation
    --2 is a kind of head, chief, top dog
  3. general - a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular); "he discussed the general but neglected the particular"
    --3 is a kind of
    Antonyms: particular, specific
Verb general has 1 sense
  1. general - command as a general; "We are generaled by an incompetent!"
    --1 is one way to
    Derived form: noun general1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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