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[yel-oh-legz] /ˈyɛl oʊˌlɛgz/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
either of two American shorebirds having yellow legs, Tringa melanoleuca (greater yellowlegs) or T. flavipes (lesser yellowlegs)
(functioning as sing) either of two North American sandpipers, Tringa melanoleuca (or Totanus melanoleucus) (greater yellowlegs) or T. flavipes (lesser yellowlegs), having bright yellow legs
- Greater zygomatic muscle
greater zygomatic muscle n. A muscle with origin from the zygomatic bone anterior to the temporozygomatic suture, with insertion into the muscles at the angle of the mouth, with nerve supply from the facial nerve, and whose action draws the upper lip up and to the side.
[greyt] /greɪt/ adjective, greater, greatest. 1. unusually or comparatively large in size or dimensions: A great fire destroyed nearly half the city. 2. large in number; numerous: Great hordes of tourists descend on Europe each summer. 3. unusual or considerable in degree, power, intensity, etc.: great pain. 4. wonderful; first-rate; very good: We had a […]
noun 1. the largest number that is a common divisor of a given set of numbers. Abbreviation: G.C.D. noun 1. another name for highest common factor
- Greatest generation
noun a term for those born between 1911-1924, the generation which gave birth to the Baby Boomers Word Origin 1998; from Tom Brokaw book Usage Note U.S.; sometimes lowercase
- Greatest happiness principle
noun 1. the ethical principle that an action is right in so far as it promotes the greatest happiness of the greatest number of those affected See utilitarianism