Found 2 items, similar to In general.
English → English
Definition: in general
adj : considered altogether; “the country at large”
; “I enjoyed
the play as a whole though I thought the acting could
have been better”
[syn: as a whole(ip)
, at large(ip)
adv : without distinction of one from others; “he is interested in
snakes in general”
, in the main
English → English
Definition: In general
, n. [F. g['e]n['e]ral. See General
1. The whole; the total; that which comprehends or relates to
all, or the chief part; -- opposed to particular.
In particulars our knowledge begins, and so spreads
itself by degrees to generals. --Locke.
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.
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.
3. (Mil.) The roll of the drum which calls the troops
together; as, to beat the general.
4. (Eccl.) The chief of an order of monks, or of all the
houses or congregations under the same rule.
5. The public; the people; the vulgar. [Obs.] --Shak.
, in the main; for the most part.
, n. [F. audience, L. audientia, fr. audire
to hear. See Audible
1. The act of hearing; attention to sounds.
Thou, therefore, give due audience, and attend.
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.
According to the fair play of the world,
Let me have audience: I am sent to speak. --Shak.
3. An auditory; an assembly of hearers. Also applied by
authors to their readers.
Fit audience find, though few. --Milton.
He drew his audience upward to the sky. --Dryden.
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 &
To give audience
, to listen; to admit to an interview.