[n] a television production that features a particular person or work or topic; "the last of a series of BBC specials on Iran is being shown tonight"
[n] a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising; "they are having a special on pork chops"
[n] a dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant
[adj] surpassing what is common or usual or expected; "he paid especial attention to her"; "exceptional kindness"; "a matter of particular and unusual importance"; "a special occasion"; "a special reason to confide in her"; "what's so special about the year 2000?"
[adj] having a specific function or scope; "a special (or specific) role in the mission"
[adj] for a special service or occasion; "a special correspondent"; "a special adviser to the committee"; "had to get special permission for the event"
[adj] first and most important; "his special interest is music"; "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"
[adj] adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose; "a special kind of paint"; "a special medication for arthritis"
[adj] added to a regular schedule; "a special holiday flight"; "put on special buses for the big game"
especial(a), exceptional, extra, extraordinary, limited, particular, particular(a), primary, specialised, specialized, specific, uncommon, unscheduled