- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹeɪtə(ɹ)/
- (US, Canada) enPR: grāt'ə(ɹ), IPA(key): [ˈɡɹeɪɾɚ]
Audio pronunciation (file)
- Rhymes: -eɪtə(ɹ)
- Homophone: grater
- comparative form of : more great
2013 July 26, Nick Miroff, “Mexico gets a taste for eating insects …”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 7, page 32:
- The San Juan market is Mexico City's most famous deli of exotic meats, where an adventurous shopper can hunt down hard-to-find critters such as ostrich, wild boar and crocodile. Only the city zoo offers greater species diversity.
- Used in referring to a region or place together with the surrounding area; (of a city) metropolitan.
1990, Geza Peter Lauter & Chikara Higashi, Internationalization of the Japanese Economy, ISBN 0792390520, page 285:
- […] statistics revealing that while greater Tokyo has a total area that represents only 3.6 percent of the total land available […] more than 25 percent of the country's population live there.
- Greater China includes many areas north of the Great Wall.
- Greater New York includes nearby parts of three states as well as the City itself.
area with surrounding region
Most common English words before 1923 in Project Gutenberg: especially · placed · desire · #564: greater · army · horse · send