greater adj : greater in size or importance or degree; "for the greater good of the community"; "the greater Antilles" [ant: lesser]
- Used in referring to a region or place together with the
surrounding area; (of a city) metropolitan.
- 1990, Geza Peter Lauter & Chikara Higashi,
Internationalization of the Japanese Economy, ISBN 0792390520, p.
- ... statistics revealing that while greater Tokyo has a total area that represents only 3.6 percent of the total land available ... more than 25 percent of the country's population live there.
- 1997, Virginia Boucher, Interlibrary Loan Practices Handbook,
ISBN 0838906672, p. 98
- ... research libraries ... located in the greater Midwest.
- 2004, Richard Alan Meckel & Heather Munro Prescott,
Children and Youth in Sickness and in Health: A Historical Handbook
and Guide, ISBN 0313330417, p. 201
- The rate in isolated counties was about a third higher than in the greater metropolitan counties.
- 1990, Geza Peter Lauter & Chikara Higashi, Internationalization of the Japanese Economy, ISBN 0792390520, p. 285
area with surrounding region
- Hebrew: רבתי (pronounciation: Rabati)
a cut above, above, ahead, ascendant, better, capping, chosen, distinguished, eclipsing, eminent, exceeding, excellent, excelling, finer, higher, highest, in ascendancy, in the ascendant, major, marked, most, of choice, one up on, outstanding, over, overlying, rare, rivaling, super, superincumbent, superior, surpassing, topping, transcendent, transcendental, transcending, upmost, upper, uppermost