Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

[including the prolonged forms, feminine megale, plural megaloi, etc., cf also 3176, 3187]

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 4:529

KJV Translation Count — 195x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: great (150), loud (33), misc (12)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. great
a. of the external form or sensible appearance of things (or of persons)
1. in particular, of space and its dimensions, as respects
a. mass and weight: great
b. compass and extent: large, spacious
c. measure and height: long
d. stature and age: great, old
b. of number and quantity: numerous, large, abundant
c. of age: the elder
d. used of intensity and its degrees: with great effort, of the affections and emotions of the mind, of natural events powerfully affecting the senses: violent, mighty, strong
2. predicated of rank, as belonging to
a. persons, eminent for ability, virtue, authority, power
b. things esteemed highly for their importance: of great moment, of great weight, importance
c. a thing to be highly esteemed for its excellence: excellent
3. splendid, prepared on a grand scale, stately
4. great things
a. of God's preeminent blessings
b. of things which overstep the province of a created being, proud (presumptuous) things, full of arrogance, derogatory to the majesty of God

Strong's Definitions

meg'-as; [including the prolonged forms, feminine μεγάλη, plural μεγάλοι, etc.; compare also (3176) (μέγιστος), (3187) (μείζων)]; big (literal or figurative, in a very wide application): — (+ fear) exceedingly, great (-est), high, large, loud, mighty, + (be) sore (afraid), strong, x to years.

Concordance Results Using KJV

When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding G3173 joy.


The people which sat in darkness saw G3173 light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.


Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called G3173 in the kingdom of heaven.


Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the G3173 King.


And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and G3173 was the fall of it.


And, behold, there arose a G3173 tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.


And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a G3173 calm.


Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the G3173est among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.


Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, G3173 is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.


But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are G3173 exercise authority upon them.