- (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 pertaining to it; (of a city) metropolitan.
- 1990, Geza Peter Lauter & Chikara Higashi, Internationalization of the Japanese Economy, →ISBN, 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.
- 1997, Virginia Boucher, Interlibrary Loan Practices Handbook, →ISBN, page 98:
- […] research libraries […] located in the greater Midwest.
- 2004, Richard Alan Meckel & Heather Munro Prescott, Children and Youth in Sickness and in Health: A Historical Handbook and Guide, →ISBN, page 201:
- The rate in isolated counties was about a third higher than in the greater metropolitan counties.
- 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.
greater — see bigger
area with surrounding region