Adjective Definition

special

1.Definition: adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose

"A special kind of paint", "A special medication for arthritis"


2.Definition: added to a regular schedule

"A special holiday flight", "Put on special buses for the big game"

Related Adjective(s):extra


3.Definition: first and most important

"His special interest is music", "She gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"

Related Adjective(s):particular


4.Definition: for a special service or occasion

"A special correspondent", "A special adviser to the committee", "Had to get special permission for the event"


5.Definition: having a specific function or scope

"A special (or specific) role in the mission"

Related Adjective(s):limited


6.Definition: surpassing what is common or usual or expected

"He paid especial attention to her", "A special occasion", "A special reason to confide in her", "What's so special about the year 2000?"

Related Adjective(s):especial, exceptional, particular


7.Definition: unique or specific to a person or thing or category

"The special features of a computer", "My own special chair"

Related Adjective(s):particular, peculiar




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