[ US /ˈdʒɛnɝəɫ, ˈdʒɛnɹəɫ/ ]
[ UK /dʒˈɛnəɹəl/ ]
[ UK /dʒˈɛnəɹəl/ ]
not specialized or limited to one class of things
applying to all or most members of a category or group
the general public
comprehensible to the general reader
a general rule
in general terms
affecting the entire body
a general anesthetic
bearing a general resemblance to the original
a general description of the merchandise
of worldwide scope or applicability
the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time
an issue of cosmopolitan import
prevailing among and common to the general public
the general discontent
command as a general
We are generaled by an incompetent!
a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular)
he discussed the general but neglected the particular
- a general officer of the highest rank
- the head of a religious order or congregation
How To Use general In A Sentence
- In my view his confrontational, gladiatorial style has been a major contributor to the widespread disdain of the British public for politicians generally. Times, Sunday Times
- They are trying to rush through the draft resolution before the general election.
- Burke's execution was witnessed by the novelist Sir Walter Scott, who sympathized with the general opinion that both men's wives had served as accomplices, and that the anatomists had been accessories to the murders.
- But anywhere else, the general buzz of the atmosphere would have sustained the crowd.
- He is very experienced in collating documents, summarizing evidence, arranging diagrammatic and demonstrative evidence and assisting with the general preparation for trial.
- Some people believe that Richard III did not murder his nephews and was not the villain he is generally thought to have been.
- The general turned his gaze from one person to the other present at the summit meeting.
- Seven years before US Surgeon General Luther Terry would announce a link between smoking and cancer, this information was political and business dynamite.
- And this is the cause that disputes with such persons are generally fruitless, especially as immixed with that intemporancy of reviling other men wherein they exceed; for if that be a way either of learning or teaching of the truth, it is what the Scripture hath not instructed us in. Pneumatologia
- But they may still serve a basis for some generalisation when the issue of ‘partnership’ is brought into question.