What is general?

  • (verb): Command as a general.
    Example: "We are generaled by an incompetent!"
    See also — Additional definitions below

General

Général is the French word for general.

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Janet Reno
... She was the first woman to serve as Attorney General and the second longest serving Attorney General after William Wirt ...
Janet Reno - Attorney General
... woman to serve as the United States Attorney General ... Reno remained Attorney General for the rest of Clinton's presidency, making her the longest-serving Attorney General since William Wirt in 1829 ...
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... Rudolf Sintzenich November 1, 1940 General Friedrich Kühn March 22, 1941 Generalleutnant Heinrich von Prittwitz und Gaffron April 13, 1941 General Hans-Karl Freiherr von Esebeck May 26, 1941 ...
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... could not keep pace with the rapid development and progress of general-purpose computers ... Thus most database systems nowadays are software systems running on general-purpose hardware, using general-purpose computer data storage ...

More definitions of "general":

  • (adj): Somewhat indefinite.
    Example: "Bearing a general resemblance to the original"; "a general description of the merchandise"
  • (noun): A fact about the whole (as opposed to particular).
    Example: "He discussed the general but neglected the particular"
  • (adj): Prevailing among and common to the general public.
    Example: "The general discontent"
  • (noun): The head of a religious order or congregation.
    Synonyms: superior general
  • (adj): Not specialized or limited to one class of things.
    Example: "General studies"; "general knowledge"
  • (adj): Of national scope.
    Example: "A general election"
  • (adj): Affecting the entire body.
    Example: "A general anesthetic"; "general symptoms"
  • (noun): A general officer of the highest rank.
    Synonyms: full general
  • (adj): Applying to all or most members of a category or group.
    Example: "The general public"; "general assistance"; "a general rule"; "in general terms"; "comprehensible to the general reader"

Famous quotes containing the word general:

    In communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticize after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, shepherd or critic.
    Karl Marx (1818–1883)

    [The Republican Party] consists of those who, believing in the doctrine that mankind are capable of governing themselves and hating hereditary power as an insult to the reason and an outrage to the rights of men, are naturally offended at every public measure that does not appeal to the understanding and to the general interest of the community.
    James Madison (1751–1836)

    In truth, a mature man who uses hair-oil, unless medicinally, that man has probably got a quoggy spot in him somewhere. As a general rule, he can’t amount to much in his totality.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)