[n] a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular); "he discussed the general but neglected the particular"
[adj] prevailing among and common to the general public; "the general discontent"
[adj] of worldwide scope or applicability; "an issue of cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience"
[adj] not specialized or limited to one class of things; "general studies"; "general knowledge"
[adj] 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"
[adj] of national scope; "a general election"
[adj] (medicine) affecting the entire body; "a general anesthetic"; "general symptoms"
[adj] somewhat indefinite; "bearing a general resemblance to the original"; "a general description of the merchandise"
[v] command as a general; "We are generaled by an incompetent!"
all-purpose, as a whole(ip), at large(ip), at-large(ip), broad, common, comprehensive, cosmopolitan, ecumenical, full general, generalised, generalized, general-purpose, generic, gross, in general(ip), large-scale, mass, miscellaneous, national, oecumenic