Meaning of GENERAL in English

GENERAL

n.

Function: noun

Date: 14th century

1 : something (as a concept, principle, or statement) that involves or is applicable to the whole

2 : SUPERIOR GENERAL

3 archaic : the general public : PEOPLE

4 a : GENERAL OFFICER b : a commissioned officer in the army, air force, or marine corps who ranks above a lieutenant general and whose insignia is four stars ― compare ADMIRAL

– in general : for the most part : GENERALLY

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.