New English-Irish Dictionary
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great

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adjective
1 adjective large in degreean- pref  c m uiontach adj1  c m uit's a great opportunity is iontach an deis é, an-deis atá annit was a great success d'éirigh thar cionn leis, d'éirigh thar barr leis, bhí an-rath go deo airit could be of great benefit to us thiocfadh linn an-tairbhe a bhaint as, d'fhéadfadh sé bheith go mór lenár leasit's a matter of great importance is ceist an-tábhachtach í, tá an-tábhacht ag baint leis an gceistshe placed great emphasis on punctuality chuir sí an-bhéim ar an bponcúlacht, ba mhór aici an phointeáilteachthe promised to take great care of it gheall sé go mbeadh sé iontach cúramach leis, gheall sé go dtabharfadh sé an-aire dó, gheall sé go dtabharfadh sé aire na huibhe dóshe had great difficulty understanding him bhí an-deacracht aici é a thuiscint, bhí sé iontach doiligh aici é a thuiscint a great deal of go leor, a lán, cuid mhaith, cuid mhór, mórán, an-chuidthere was a great deal of money being spent on it bhí mórán airgid á chaitheamh air, bhí lear mór airgid á chaitheamh airwe've a great deal to learn from them tá cuid mhór le foghlaim againn uathu, tá mórán Éireann le foghlaim againn uathuthis is of much greater interest díol suime i bhfad níos mó is ea é seo, is mó ar fad an t-ábhar spéise é seo it gives me great pleasure to (also it is with great pleasure that I) is mór an pléisiúr dom ...; is cúis mhór áthais dom ... it's a great pity (also it's a great shame) is mór an trua ...; is mór an náire ...it's a great pity we didn't meet is mór an trua nár casadh ar a chéile muid with the greatest of respect i gcead duitwith the greatest of respect, I think you're mistaken i gcead duit, sílim go bhfuil dul amú ort with the greatest of ease gan stró dá laghad, gan deacracht dá laghad, gan dua ar bithshe managed to do it with the greatest of ease d'éirigh léi é a dhéanamh gan stró dá laghad, d'éirigh léi é a dhéanamh ar a bogstróc 2 adjective large in amount, height, speed etcan- pref  c m uan-mhór adj1  c m uollmhór adj1  c m uthese shoes are great value an-mhargadh iad na bróga seohe fell from a great height thit sé ó airde an-mhórthere's a great distance between them tá siad achar fada óna chéile, tá achar mór eatarthuthey move at great speed bogann siad ar ardluas, bíonn bús siúil fúthuthe population of Dublin is greater than that of Belfast tá daonra Bhaile Átha Cliath níos mó ná daonra Bhéal Feirste, is mó daonra Bhaile Átha Cliath ná daonra Bhéal Feirste the great majority formhór mór, bunús mór, tromlach mórthe great majority of people agree with me aontaíonn formhór mór na ndaoine liom
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3 adjective informal good or enjoyablean- pref  c m uiontach adj1  c m uthar cionn  c m uthar barr  c m uden scoth  c m utogha adj1  c m uar fheabhas  c m udiail adj1  c m uwe hope it'll be a great day for everyone tá súil againn gur lá iontach a bheidh ann do gach duine, tá súil againn gur an-lá a bheidh ann do gach duineit's a great place to visit áit iontach é le cuairt a thabhairt air, is diail an áit é chun cuairt a thabhairt airit was a great experience eispéireas den scoth a bhí ann, rud iontach a bhí annshe's looking great tá cuma iontach uirthi, tá sí ag féachaint go hiontach, tá sí ag féachaint go diail to have a great time an-spórt a bheith agat, an-chraic a bheith agat, am ar dóigh a bheith agatthese clothes are great for going on long journeys tá na héadaí seo thar barr agus tú ag dul ar thuras fadathis car is great for motorways tá an carr seo ar fheabhas ar na mótarbhealaí, cairt dhiamhair í seo ar na mótarbhealaíit's great to hear from you is iontach scéala a fháil uaitit was great to see him b'iontach é a fheiceáil, bhí sé go hiontach é a fheiceáil the great thing about an rud iontach faoi ...; an rud is fearr mar gheall ar ... a great way to do sth (also a great way of doing sth) bealach iontach chun rud a dhéanamh, dóigh iontach le rud a dhéanamhcycling is a great way to see the country bealach iontach chun an tír a fheiceáil is ea an rothaíocht 4 adjective informal expressing agreement or approvaltogha adj1  c m uiontach adj1  c m uar fheabhas  c m ugo breá  c m ugo diail  c m uyou're here - great! tá tú anseo - togha!, tá tú anseo - go hiontach! 5 adjective informal ironic expressing annoyanceiontach adj1  c m uar fheabhas  c m uthe car broke down? Oh great! bhris an carr síos? Iontach! 6 adjective informal expressing liking for sbiontach adj1  c m uan- pref  c m usár- prefard- prefar fheabhas  c m uar dóigh  c m uas a teacher, you were great mar mhúinteoir, bhí tú sármhaith; sármhúinteoir ba ea thúI trust her, I think she's really great tá muinín agam aisti, is dóigh liom go bhfuil sí ar fheabhas ar fad 7 adjective informal kindiontach adj1  c m uthar cionn  c m uthar barr  c m uar dóigh  c m uar fheabhas  c m uthe doctor was nice and the nurses were great bhí an dochtúir go deas agus na haltraí thar cionn 8 adjective close (friend)mór adj1  c m udlúth- prefhe's a great friend of mine is cara mór de mo chuid é, is dlúthchara liom é, is páirtí mór dom éthose two are great friends tá an bheirt sin iontach mór le chéile 9 adjective significant (event)mór adj1  c m umór le rá  c m uit's one of the great events in this country's history tá sé ar cheann de na himeachtaí móra i stair na tíre seowhat's your greatest achievement? cad é an rud is mó atá bainte amach agat? 10 adjective very admired generallymór adj1  c m umór le rá  c m ushe's one of the world's great artists tá sí ar ealaíontóirí móra an domhainit's not every day you see a great actor ní hé gach lá a fheiceann tú aisteoir mór le rá 11 adjective informal very good at sthden scoth  c m uiontach adj1  c m usár- prefar dóigh  c m uhe's a great pianist pianódóir den scoth atá ann, is sárphianódóir éshe's a great player is an-imreoir í, imreoir den scoth atá intishe's great at fixing cars tá sí ar dóigh ag deisiú carranna, tá sí go diamhair chun cairteacha a dheisiúthey're great at all sports tá siad thar barr i mbun gach cineál spóirthe's great with children réitíonn sé go hiontach maith le páistí 12 adjective enthusiastiche's a great fan of traditional music tá sé an-tugtha don cheol traidisiúnta, tá sé an-tógtha leis an gceol traidisiúntashe's a great admirer of yours tá an-mheas aici ort, síleann sí a mhór díotthat woman's a great reader bean mhór léitheoireachta í sinI'm a great believer in starting work early creidim go láidir gur cheart tosú ag obair go luath 13 adjective especially literary very large in sizemór millteach  c m uollmhór adj1  c m uthey saw a great hill ahead of them chonaic siad cnoc mór millteach rompushe felt as if a great weight had been lifted from her shoulders mhothaigh sí gur tógadh ualach ollmhór dá cuid guaillí 14 adjective informal used for emphasis great big mór millteach, ollmhórshe lives in a great big house cónaíonn sí i dteach mór millteachhe's bought this great big car tá carr ollmhór ceannaithe aige huge great (also enormous great) mór millteach, ollmhór 15 (also Great) adjective BOT, ZOOL in names of animals etcmór adj1  c m umór- prefgreat white shark siorc bán mórgreat reed warbler mórcheolaire giolcaí 16 (also Great) adjective especially GEOG in names of geographical featuresmór adj1  c m umór- prefthe Great Wall of China Balla Mór na Sínethe Great Barrier Reef an Mhórsceir Bhacainneach 17 (also Great) adjective HIST in names of historical eventsMór adj1  c m uthe Great Famine an Gorta Mór, an Drochshaolthe Great Depression an Spealadh Mór
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18 adverb informal very wellthar cionn  c m ugo hiontach  c m ugo han-mhaith  c m uar fheabhas  c m uI played great all week d'imir mé thar cionn an tseachtain ar fad, d'imir mé ar fheabhas an tseachtain ar fad
noun
19 noun admired personlaoch masc1  c m uone of the sport's all time greats duine de laochra móra an spóirtin this field, she's considered to be one of the greatest i dtaca leis an réimse seo de, tá sí ar na daoine is mó cáil; i dtaca leis an réimse seo de, tá sí sa Táin 20 noun admired worksár- prefmór- prefthis novel is one of the year's greats tá an t-úrscéal seo ar mhórshaothair na bliana
phrases

the great and the good

(also

the great and good

) usually humorous maithe agus móruaisle

Great Scott!

(also

Great heavens!

) interjectiondar fia!a thiarcais!ar m'anam!

sth is greater than the sum of its parts

i dteannta a chéile is fearr iad

to a greater or lesser extent

(also

to a greater or lesser degree

) a bheag nó a mhóra bheagán nó a mhóránwhat he said was, to a greater or lesser degree, the truth an rud a dúirt sé, bhí sé a bheag nó a mhór fíor; an rud a dúirt sé, bhí a bheagán nó a mhórán den fhírinne ann

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