1. [Adjective]: applying to all or most members of a category or group; "the general public"; "general assistance"; "a general rule"; "in general terms"; "comprehensible to the general reader"

2. [Adjective]: affecting the entire body; "a general anesthetic"; "general symptoms"

3. [Noun]: a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular); "he discussed the general but neglected the particular"

4. [Noun]: the head of a religious order or congregation

5. [Noun]: a general officer of the highest rank

6. of worldwide scope or applicability; "an issue of cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience"

7. prevailing among and common to the general public; "the general discontent"

8. not specialized or limited to one class of things; "general studies"; "general knowledge"

9. of national scope; "a general election"

10. somewhat indefinite; "bearing a general resemblance to the original"; "a general description of the merchandise"

11. [Verb]: command as a general; "We are generaled by an incompetent!"

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