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Foremost in quality, rank, or importance.
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  1. Foremost in quality, rank, or importance.
  2. Of the highest class, rank, or quality; very good; excellent
Arousing desire, especially sexual desire.
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  1. Arousing desire, especially sexual desire.
  2. Worth doing or achieving; advisable:
  3. Arousing desire; pleasing, attractive, etc.
Consisting of very small particles; not coarse:
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  1. Consisting of very small particles; not coarse:
  2. Satisfactory; acceptable:
  3. Thin; slender:
To speak or write at great length on a subject; expatiate.
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  1. To speak or write at great length on a subject; expatiate.
  2. To speak or write in detail (on or upon a subject)
  3. To become wider or larger; expand.
(Mathematics) To write (a quantity) as a sum of terms in an extended form.
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  1. (Mathematics) To write (a quantity) as a sum of terms in an extended form.
  2. To work out or show the full form of (a contraction, mathematical equation, etc.)
  3. To become expanded; spread out, unfold, enlarge, etc.
(Reflexive, archaic) To extend; to stretch out; to spread out.
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  1. (Reflexive, archaic) To extend; to stretch out; to spread out.
  2. To cause to swell.
  3. To cause to expand, especially from internal pressure; dilate:
To make greater or larger.
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  1. To make greater or larger.
  2. To multiply; reproduce.
  3. To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
(Nautical) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.
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  1. (Nautical) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.
  2. To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, etc.
  3. To become larger; increase in size, extent, etc.; expand
To increase in size and develop toward maturity, as a plant or animal does by assimilating food
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  1. To increase in size and develop toward maturity, as a plant or animal does by assimilating food
  2. To allow (something) to develop or increase by a natural process:
  3. To cause to grow; raise:
To inflate with air.
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  1. To inflate with air.
  2. To swell due to injury or illness.
  3. To become proud. (Often written as puffed up with pride.)
To swell, protrude, or curve outward:
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  1. To swell, protrude, or curve outward:
  2. To swell or bend outward; protrude or project
  3. To cause to bulge.
To cause to expand by or as if by inflating:
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  1. To cause to expand by or as if by inflating:
  2. To swell; expand
  3. To increase or rise quickly:
To give forth puffs of smoke, steam, etc.
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  1. To give forth puffs of smoke, steam, etc.
  2. To become inflated, as with pride
  3. To swell or seem to swell, as with pride or air. Often used with up :
To cause (a currency or economy) to undergo inflation.
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  1. To cause (a currency or economy) to undergo inflation.
  2. To become inflated; swell
  3. To increase or raise beyond what is normal or valid
To lash with words
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  1. To lash with words
  2. To break out in or as if in blisters.
  3. To cause blisters to form on
To give full support or praise:
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  1. To give full support or praise:
  2. To offer strong support (for someone or something)
  3. To fall suddenly or with full impact
To make more complete by adding details.
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  1. To make more complete by adding details.
  2. (Intransitive) to become rounder, plumper
(Intransitive): To have one's physique expand with maturity or with surplus weight.
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  1. (Intransitive): To have one's physique expand with maturity or with surplus weight.
  2. : To complete a form or questionnaire with requested information.
To make or become swollen
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  1. To make or become swollen
  2. To swell or cause to swell.
(Intransitive) To increase or become great.
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  1. (Intransitive) To increase or become great.
  2. To increase the scope of; extend:
  3. To consider to be or cause to appear greater than is really the case; exaggerate:
To develop more fully, as with details, examples, statistics, etc.
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  1. To develop more fully, as with details, examples, statistics, etc.
  2. To produce amplification of:
  3. (Electronics) To increase the strength of (an electrical signal) by means of an amplifier
To become greater; increase
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  1. To become greater; increase
  2. To make (something already developed or well under way) greater, as in size, extent, or quantity:
  3. To become augmented.
To urge others to support; promote
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  1. To urge others to support; promote
  2. To increase; raise:
  3. (Electricity) To increase the voltage of (a circuit).
To increase or strengthen by adding gradually to:
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  1. To increase or strengthen by adding gradually to:
  2. To establish a basis for; found or ground:
  3. To increase in amount, force, etc.; grow or intensify
To put forth buds, shoots, etc.; sprout
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  1. To put forth buds, shoots, etc.; sprout
  2. To begin to grow or blossom.
  3. To grow or develop rapidly; expand or proliferate.
(Nautical) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.
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  1. (Nautical) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.
  2. To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, etc.
  3. To become larger; increase in size, extent, etc.; expand
To pass (a transaction or case) on to a higher level in an organizational hierarchy:
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  1. To pass (a transaction or case) on to a higher level in an organizational hierarchy:
  2. To rise on or as on an escalator
  3. To grow or increase rapidly, often to the point of becoming unmanageable, as prices or wages
(Mathematics) To write (a quantity) as a sum of terms in an extended form.
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  1. (Mathematics) To write (a quantity) as a sum of terms in an extended form.
  2. To become expanded; spread out, unfold, enlarge, etc.
  3. To work out or show the full form of (a contraction, mathematical equation, etc.)
To give added bulk or body to (a substance) by adding another, usually cheaper or inferior, substance
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  1. To give added bulk or body to (a substance) by adding another, usually cheaper or inferior, substance
  2. To cause to move at full gallop. Used of a horse.
  3. To be or become long, large, or comprehensive:
To cause to grow; raise:
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  1. To cause to grow; raise:
  2. To increase in size and develop toward maturity, as a plant or animal does by assimilating food
  3. To allow (something) to develop or increase by a natural process:
To make greater or larger.
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  1. To make greater or larger.
  2. To multiply; reproduce.
  3. To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
To make more intense or extreme:
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  1. To make more intense or extreme:
  2. To cause to appear greater, more important, or more extreme than is in fact the case:
  3. To increase or have the power to increase the size or volume of an image or a sound.
To set in position for use:
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  1. To set in position for use:
  2. To increase in amount, extent, or intensity:
  3. For the names of actual mountains, see the specific element of the name; for example, McKinley, Mount; Olives, Mount of; Blanc, Mont. Other geographic names beginning with Mount are entered under Mount; for example, Mount Vernon; Mount Desert Island.
(Math.) To find the product of by multiplication
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  1. (Math.) To find the product of by multiplication
  2. To grow in amount, number, or degree:
  3. To increase in number, amount, extent, or degree; specif., to increase by procreation
To increase or spread at a rapid rate:
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  1. To increase or spread at a rapid rate:
  2. To multiply rapidly; increase profusely
  3. To cause to grow or increase rapidly.
To increase in volume of sound; become louder, shriller, etc.
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  1. To increase in volume of sound; become louder, shriller, etc.
  2. To puff up or become larger; swell up:
  3. To cause to rise:
(Idiomatic) To bring a flag to the top of its flag pole.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To bring a flag to the top of its flag pole.
  2. (Idiomatic) To make something, usually an item of clothing, very quickly.
  3. (Cricket) of a bowler, to run, or walk up to the bowling crease in order to bowl a ball.
To increase or accumulate rapidly and uncontrollably, like a ball of snow rolling down a snow-covered hill
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  1. To increase or accumulate rapidly and uncontrollably, like a ball of snow rolling down a snow-covered hill
  2. To grow rapidly in significance, importance, or size:
  3. To cause to grow or increase rapidly.
To glide along without engine power, maintaining or gaining altitude on currents of air
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  1. To glide along without engine power, maintaining or gaining altitude on currents of air
  2. To rise well above the usual or ordinary level or bounds; be elevated
  3. To increase or improve suddenly above the normal or usual level:
To surge up.
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  1. To surge up.
  2. (Intransitive) to surge up, or to become stronger or greater
Any of various solid, usually yellow substances that melt or soften easily when heated. They are similar to fats, but are less greasy and more brittle. Naturally occurring animal and plant waxes are esters of saturated fatty acids and alcohols of high molecular weight, including sterols. Waxes are also manufactured synthetically from petroleum, and are used to make polishers, lubricants, coatings, waterproofing, crayons, candles, and many other products.
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  1. Any of various solid, usually yellow substances that melt or soften easily when heated. They are similar to fats, but are less greasy and more brittle. Naturally occurring animal and plant waxes are esters of saturated fatty acids and alcohols of high molecular weight, including sterols. Waxes are also manufactured synthetically from petroleum, and are used to make polishers, lubricants, coatings, waterproofing, crayons, candles, and many other products.
  2. To grow or become as specified:
  3. To grow gradually larger, more numerous, etc.; increase in strength, intensity, volume, etc.
(Idiomatic) to strengthen or reinforce; to add substance to
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  1. (Idiomatic) to strengthen or reinforce; to add substance to
The act of aggrandizing, or the state of being aggrandized or exalted in power, rank, honor, or wealth; exaltation; enlargement.
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  1. The act of aggrandizing, or the state of being aggrandized or exalted in power, rank, honor, or wealth; exaltation; enlargement.
Matter, details, etc. added to amplify a statement, report, etc.
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  1. Matter, details, etc. added to amplify a statement, report, etc.
  2. The result of such a process.
  3. (Physics) The process of increasing the magnitude of a variable quantity, especially the magnitude of voltage, power, or current, without altering any other quality.
(Linguistics) The prefixation of a vowel accompanying a past tense, especially of Greek and Sanskrit verbs.
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  1. (Linguistics) The prefixation of a vowel accompanying a past tense, especially of Greek and Sanskrit verbs.
  2. (Gram.) A prefixed vowel or a lengthening or diphthongization of the initial vowel to show past time in Greek and Sanskrit verbs
  3. (Obs.) An increase
The act or process of augmenting.
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  1. The act or process of augmenting.
  2. (Music) The presentation of a theme in notes of usually double time value.
  3. A thing that augments; addition; increase
A linear map from one reference frame to another in which each coordinate is increased or decreased by an independent constant or linear function. A boost corresponds to a shift of the entire coordinate system without any rotation of its axes.
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  1. A linear map from one reference frame to another in which each coordinate is increased or decreased by an independent constant or linear function. A boost corresponds to a shift of the entire coordinate system without any rotation of its axes.
  2. An increase:
  3. An increase in amount, power, etc.
The result of building up:
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  1. The result of building up:
  2. An accumulation; an increase; a gradual development.
  3. A gradual increase in amount, power, influence, etc.; expansion
An act of enlarging or the state of being enlarged.
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  1. An act of enlarging or the state of being enlarged.
  2. A reproduction, as of a photograph, on a larger scale
  3. Something that has been enlarged, especially a photographic reproduction or a copy larger than the original print or negative.
Degree of increase in size, weight, power, etc.
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  1. Degree of increase in size, weight, power, etc.
  2. An increase, as in size, number, value, or strength; extension or expansion:
  3. The full extent of such increase
A long walk or march.
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  1. A long walk or march.
  2. An often abrupt increase or rise:
The amount or rate by which something is increased:
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  1. The amount or rate by which something is increased:
  2. Growth, enlargement, etc.
  3. The act of increasing:
A condition of nervousness. Often used with the.
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  1. A condition of nervousness. Often used with the.
  2. A structure or course from which a jump is made:
  3. A sudden rise, as in prices
The act or process of multiplying or the condition of being multiplied.
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  1. The act or process of multiplying or the condition of being multiplied.
  2. Any of certain analogous operations involving mathematical objects other than numbers.
  3. A mathematical operation performed on a pair of numbers in order to derive a third number called a product. For positive integers, multiplication consists of adding a number (the multiplicand) to itself a specified number of times. Thus multiplying 6 by 3 means adding 6 to itself three times. The operation of multiplication is extended to other real numbers according to the rules governing the multiplicative properties of positive integers.
(Countable) The result of building up; buildup, accretion.
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  1. (Countable) The result of building up; buildup, accretion.
  2. (Uncountable) The spread of biochemical, nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction to countries not originally involved in developing them.
  3. (Uncountable) The process by which an organism produces others of its kind; breeding, propagation, procreation, reproduction.
The act of raising or increasing.
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  1. The act of raising or increasing.
  2. An increase in amount
  3. An increase in salary.
An origin, beginning, or source:
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  1. An origin, beginning, or source:
  2. Occasion or opportunity:
  3. (Chiefly British) An increase in salary or wages; a raise.
A surge upward
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  1. A surge upward
  2. A sudden strong rise or flow
  3. A rapid or abrupt rise:
An upward swing or trend.
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  1. An upward swing or trend.
  2. (By extension) an upward trend or an increase in activity
  3. An increase, as in movement or business activity.
An upward turn, curve, or trend
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  1. An upward turn, curve, or trend
  2. An upward turn or trend, especially in business activity or profit
A trademark for an elastic bandage.
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  1. A trademark for an elastic bandage.
  2. Top-notch; first-rate.
  3. (Informal) First-rate; expert
  1. Exceptional; very good.
  2. Unusually good; outstanding:
(Informal) Preeminent or outstanding of its kind
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  1. (Informal) Preeminent or outstanding of its kind
  2. Designating or of a panel made up of persons specially selected as for their expertise
(Archaic) Brisk; full of spirits; boasting; pretentious; conceited.
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  1. (Archaic) Brisk; full of spirits; boasting; pretentious; conceited.
  2. Exceptionally fine.
  3. (Now Rare) First-rate; excellent
First and foremost; principal:
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  1. First and foremost; principal:
  2. Most important or most serious; principal; chief
  3. Of or relating to financial assets, especially being or related to those financial assets that add to the net worth of a business:
Superior to all others:
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  1. Superior to all others:
  2. Holding first place or prize:
(Obs.) Excelling; surpassing
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  1. (Obs.) Excelling; surpassing
  2. (Archaic) Being so to an extreme degree.
  3. Of the highest or finest quality; exceptionally good for its kind:
Excellent in character or ability:
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  1. Excellent in character or ability:
  2. Superior in quality; better than average; excellent; very good
  3. Able to make or detect effects of great subtlety or precision; sensitive:
(Programming) Of, or relating to a treatment like that for a first-class citizen.
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  1. (Programming) Of, or relating to a treatment like that for a first-class citizen.
  2. Constituting or belonging to the first, highest, or best group in a system of classification:
  3. Of the highest class, rank, excellence, etc.; of the best quality
Foremost in quality, rank, or importance.
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  1. Foremost in quality, rank, or importance.
  2. Of the highest class, rank, or quality; very good; excellent
Being the most desired or suitable example of something:
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  1. Being the most desired or suitable example of something:
  2. Highest in quality; excellent:
  3. First or highest in rank or importance; main:
Of high quality
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  1. Of high quality
  2. Having a high degree of excellence:
Brilliant with light or color; radiant:
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  1. Brilliant with light or color; radiant:
  2. Imposing by reason of showiness or grandeur; magnificent:
  3. Very good; excellent; fine
Majestic or magnificent:
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  1. Majestic or magnificent:
  2. Of unusually high quality; excellent:
  3. Extremely fine; excellent
Showing a feeling of being better than others; haughty
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  1. Showing a feeling of being better than others; haughty
  2. Presuming to be or suggesting that one is morally or socially better than others; disdainful or supercilious.
  3. Of great value or excellence; extraordinary.
(Informal) Unusually fine, admirable, enjoyable, etc.
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  1. (Informal) Unusually fine, admirable, enjoyable, etc.
  2. Very good or fine; splendid:
  3. Unusually great in degree, intensity, severity, etc.
(Informal) At the highest point of excellence, health, etc.
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  1. (Informal) At the highest point of excellence, health, etc.
  2. At the highest point, or top
  3. Excellent; first-rate:
Relating to, made up of, or broadcasting the Top 40:
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  1. Relating to, made up of, or broadcasting the Top 40:
  2. Of the highest degree, quality, rank, or amount:
  3. Of or having to do with the Top 40 or the kind of popular music they represent
(Informal) First-class; first-rate; superior
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  1. (Informal) First-class; first-rate; superior
  2. First-class; excellent.
Dashing, hearty, or jolly
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  1. Dashing, hearty, or jolly
  2. Excellent; splendid:
  3. (Informal) Fine; very good
(Rare) Of or for a dandy; foppish
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  1. (Rare) Of or for a dandy; foppish
  2. Suggestive of or attired like a dandy; foppish.
  3. Fine; good.
(Informal) Excellent; splendid; fine
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  1. (Informal) Excellent; splendid; fine
  2. Being one generation removed from the relative specified. Often used in combination:
  3. Superior in quality or character; noble:
First-rate; excellent.
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  1. First-rate; excellent.
First-rate; topnotch.
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  1. First-rate; topnotch.
  2. (Informal) Chief
  3. (Slang) Excellent; fine
Of or like God or a god
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  1. Of or like God or a god
  2. (Informal) Very pleasing, attractive, etc.
  3. Supremely great, good, etc.
Barely credible; astonishing:
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  1. Barely credible; astonishing:
  2. Extremely pleasing or successful:
  3. (Informal) Very good; wonderful
Wonderful or superb; remarkable:
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  1. Wonderful or superb; remarkable:
  2. Exceedingly great in size or degree; extravagant:
  3. Wonderful; marvelous; excellent; extraordinarily good or great (used especially as an intensifier).
Having or deserving glory; famous.
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  1. Having or deserving glory; famous.
  2. (Informal) Very delightful or enjoyable
  3. Characterized by great beauty and splendor; magnificent:
Causing wonder; surprising, astonishing, or extraordinary
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  1. Causing wonder; surprising, astonishing, or extraordinary
  2. Very good; fine; splendid
  3. Of the highest or best kind or quality; first-rate:
Arousing or intended to arouse strong curiosity, interest, or reaction, especially by exaggerated or lurid details:
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  1. Arousing or intended to arouse strong curiosity, interest, or reaction, especially by exaggerated or lurid details:
  2. (Informal) Exceptionally good, fine, etc.
  3. Exceptionally great.
Brilliant with light or color; radiant:
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  1. Brilliant with light or color; radiant:
  2. Imposing by reason of showiness or grandeur; magnificent:
  3. Very good; excellent; fine
Majestic or magnificent:
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  1. Majestic or magnificent:
  2. Of unusually high quality; excellent:
  3. Extremely fine; excellent
(Informal) Unusually fine, admirable, enjoyable, etc.
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  1. (Informal) Unusually fine, admirable, enjoyable, etc.
  2. Very good or fine; splendid:
  3. Causing terror or great fear; terrifying:
That causes wonder; marvelous; amazing
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  1. That causes wonder; marvelous; amazing
  2. Admirable or very good; excellent or splendid:
  3. Very good, excellent, fine, etc.
(Rare) Of or for a dandy; foppish
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  1. (Rare) Of or for a dandy; foppish
  2. Suggestive of or attired like a dandy; foppish.
  3. Fine; good.
Filled with dreams
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  1. Filled with dreams
  2. Like something in a dream; not sharply defined; misty, vague, etc.
  3. (Informal) Inspiring delight; wonderful.
Being one generation removed from the relative specified. Often used in combination:
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  1. Being one generation removed from the relative specified. Often used in combination:
  2. (Informal) Very good; first-rate:
  3. Remarkable or outstanding in magnitude, degree, or extent:
(Chiefly Brit., Slang, former) Excellent; fine; splendid
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  1. (Chiefly Brit., Slang, former) Excellent; fine; splendid
  2. Excellent; marvelous:
  3. (Dated, slang) Excellent.
(Informal) Outstanding; exceptionally fine
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  1. (Informal) Outstanding; exceptionally fine
  2. Excellent; first-rate:
  3. Great, extreme, or excessive
(Archaic) Capable of making one tremble; terrible.
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  1. (Archaic) Capable of making one tremble; terrible.
  2. Wonderful, amazing, extraordinary, etc.
  3. Very large; great; enormous
(Slang) Entire; full:
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  1. (Slang) Entire; full:
  2. Excellent; first-rate:
  3. (Slang) Very good, pleasing, etc.; excellent
(Dated, slang) Cool, neat, interesting, fashionable. [popular in the 1940s and again in the 1960s]
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  1. (Dated, slang) Cool, neat, interesting, fashionable. [popular in the 1940s and again in the 1960s]
  2. (Slang) Very pleasing or attractive
  3. Very pleasing; wonderful.
Currently very popular or successful:
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  1. Currently very popular or successful:
  2. (Slang) Very good or impressive. Often used in the negative:
  3. (Slang) Performing with great skill and daring:
Having a sharp edge or point; that can cut well
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  1. Having a sharp edge or point; that can cut well
  2. (Slang) Good, fine, etc.
  3. (Slang) Great; splendid; fine:
Without anything superfluous; simple
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  1. Without anything superfluous; simple
  2. Marked by ingenuity and skill; adroit:
  3. Clean and in good order; trim; tidy
(Informal) Attractive, smart, stylish, enjoyable, etc.
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  1. (Informal) Attractive, smart, stylish, enjoyable, etc.
  2. Good; a general term for anything that is good, useful or beneficial.
  3. First-rate; great:
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