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See also General, generál, and général

English

Etymology

From Latin generalis, from noun genus + adjective suffix -alis

Pronunciation

Adjective

general (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
general

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. not specific or particular
  2. concerned with, applicable to, or affecting the whole or every member of a class or category

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Noun

Singular
general

Plural
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general ({{{1}}})
  1. (military) A rank in the army and air force that is higher than colonel or brigadier, and is usually the highest rank group next to commander in chief, except in countries that use the rank of field marshal.
  2. a commissioned rank in the British Army and Royal Marines, above lieutenant general and below field marshal.
  3. a commissioned general officer in the United States Army, Marine Corps, or Air Force superior to a lieutenant general. A general is equal in rank or grade to a four star admiral. In the US Army, a general is junior to a general of the army. In the US Marine Corps, a general is the highest rank of commissioned officer. In the US Air Force, a general is junior to a general of the air force.
  4. Short for general anaesthetic or general anaesthetia.

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Bosnian

Noun

general m (plural generali)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) general

Declension

Declension of general Singular Plural
Nominative general generali
Genitive generala generala
Dative generalu generalima
Accusative generala generale
Vocative generale generali
Instrumental generalom generalima
Locative generalu generalima



Croatian

Noun

general m. sg.

  1. general (military rank)

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Danish

Noun

general c.

  1. general

Portuguese

Noun

general m (plural: generais)

  1. A general

Serbian

Noun

general m. (plural generali) (Cyrillic spelling генерал)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) general

Declension

Declension of general Singular Plural
Nominative general generali
Genitive generala generala
Dative generalu generalima
Accusative generala generale
Vocative generale generali
Instrumental generalom generalima
Locative generalu generalima



Spanish

Adjective

general m. and f. (plural generales)

  1. general

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Noun

general m. (feminine generala, masculine plural generales, feminine plural generalas)

  1. (military) general

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