Definition of 'special'
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Three hot specials were available including a spinach quiche and chick pea stew. Sarah Brown's Vegetarian London (1988)He has since stepped down from a subsequent role as special adviser. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Yet there was clearly something special about him. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Our attendance decreased when we stopped having so many special guest speakers. Christianity Today (2000)What has been your most lucrative work and did you use the money to buy anything special? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The funnyman landed the guest editor gig for a special edition of the political magazine. The Sun (2013)We have a special relationship on the pitch. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Love could also be extra special tonight. The Sun (2006)You can blend or smudge pencil with a finger to soften lines or to make special effects. Learn to Draw Countryside (1996)That has to be a special person. Banish Anxiety - how to stop worrying and take charge of your life (1991)There are also competitions and special offers from family brands. The Sun (2015)Who said celebs get special police treatment? The Sun (2008)You see how special a relationship can be when it is free from doubt. The Sun (2016)You have a fresh insight into family life and sharing special news can draw you closer. The Sun (2011)They will include bringing in special visas for foreign entrepreneurs who have backing from leading firms. The Sun (2010)Shoppers were trapped in stores as special forces and police swooped on the centre. The Sun (2016)You can feel something special in the dressing room. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It also provides some of the best special needs teaching available. The Sun (2007)Did you give guidance to the special adviser on his crucial role? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Something special about you today gets you noticed for the right reasons. The Sun (2009)This is not a cheap place to eat but is worth the price for a special night out. Sarah Brown's Vegetarian London (1988)The special forces dissolved in giggles. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The spy drama goes all 3D this week in a special episode. The Sun (2009)Sources say the British special forces have helped to foil two attacks. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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British English: special /ˈspɛʃəl/ ADJECTIVE
Someone or something that is special is different from normal, often in a way that makes them better or more important than other people or things.
You're very special to me, darling.
- American English: special
- Arabic: خَاصّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: especial
- Chinese: 特别的
- Croatian: specijalan
- Czech: zvláštní
- Danish: speciel
- Dutch: speciaal
- European Spanish: especial
- Finnish: erikoinen
- French: spécial
- German: besonders
- Greek: ειδικός
- Italian: speciale
- Japanese: 特別の
- Korean: 특별한
- Norwegian: spesiell
- Polish: specjalny
- European Portuguese: especial
- Romanian: special
- Russian: особый
- Spanish: especial
- Swedish: speciell
- Thai: พิเศษ
- Turkish: özel
- Ukrainian: особливий
- Vietnamese: đặc biệt
Definition of special from the Collins English Dictionary
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