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ADVERB (1)

1. without distinction of one from others;
- Example: "he is interested in snakes in general"
[syn: generally, in general, in the main]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

General \Gen"er*al\, n. [F. g['e]n['e]ral. See General., a.] [1913 Webster] 1. The whole; the total; that which comprehends or relates to all, or the chief part; -- opposed to particular. [1913 Webster] In particulars our knowledge begins, and so spreads itself by degrees to generals. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) One of the chief military officers of a government or country; the commander of an army, of a body of men not less than a brigade. In European armies, the highest military rank next below field marshal. [1913 Webster] Note: In the United States the office of General of the Army has been created by temporary laws, and has been held only by Generals U. S. Grant, W. T. Sherman, and P. H. Sheridan. Popularly, the title General is given to various general officers, as General, Lieutenant general, Major general, Brigadier general, Commissary general, etc. See Brigadier general, Lieutenant general, Major general, in the Vocabulary. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mil.) The roll of the drum which calls the troops together; as, to beat the general. [1913 Webster] 4. (Eccl.) The chief of an order of monks, or of all the houses or congregations under the same rule. [1913 Webster] 5. The public; the people; the vulgar. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] In general, in the main; for the most part. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Audience \Au"di*ence\, n. [F. audience, L. audientia, fr. audire to hear. See Audible, a.] 1. The act of hearing; attention to sounds. [1913 Webster] Thou, therefore, give due audience, and attend. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Admittance to a hearing; a formal interview, esp. with a sovereign or the head of a government, for conference or the transaction of business. [1913 Webster] According to the fair play of the world, Let me have audience: I am sent to speak. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. An auditory; an assembly of hearers. Also applied by authors to their readers. [1913 Webster] Fit audience find, though few. --Milton. [1913 Webster] He drew his audience upward to the sky. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Court of audience, or Audience court (Eng.), a court long since disused, belonging to the Archbishop of Canterbury; also, one belonging to the Archbishop of York. --Mozley & W. In general (or open) audience, publicly. To give audience, to listen; to admit to an interview. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

in general adv 1: without distinction of one from others; "he is interested in snakes in general" [syn: generally, in general, in the main] [ant: specifically]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

28 Moby Thesaurus words for "in general": all in all, all things considered, altogether, as a rule, as a whole, as an approximation, at large, broadly, broadly speaking, by and large, chiefly, commonly, generally, generally speaking, mainly, mostly, normally, on balance, on the whole, ordinarily, overall, predominantly, prevailingly, roughly, roughly speaking, routinely, speaking generally, usually