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Adjective: general  je-nu-rul
  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. Prevailing among and common to the general public
    "the general discontent"
     
  4. (medicine) affecting the entire body
    "a general anaesthetic"; "general symptoms"
     
  5. Somewhat indefinite
    "bearing a general resemblance to the original"; "a general description of the merchandise"
     
  6. Of worldwide scope or applicability
    "an issue of general import";
    - cosmopolitan, ecumenical, oecumenical [archaic], universal, worldwide, world-wide
Noun: general  je-nu-rul
  1. (military) a general officer of the highest rank
    - full general
     
  2. The head of a religious order or congregation
    - superior general
     
  3. A fact about the whole (as opposed to particular)
    "he discussed the general but neglected the particular"
Verb: general (generalled,generalling, also generaled,generaling)  je-nu-rul
  1. Command as a general

Derived forms: generals, generalling, generaling, generalled, generaled

See also: all-purpose, broad, common, comprehensive, generality, general-purpose, generic, gross, imprecise, indiscriminate, overall, pandemic, systemic, undiversified, universal, unspecialised [Brit], unspecialized, unspecific, widespread

Type of: chief, command, fact, general officer, head, top dog

Antonym: local, particular, specific

Encyclopedia: General, Municipal and Boilermakers' Union