Associations to the word «Special»


SPECIAL, adjective. Distinguished by a unique or unusual quality.
SPECIAL, adjective. Of particular interest or value; certain; dear; beloved; favored.
SPECIAL, adjective. (euphemistic) (derogatory) Retarded; mentally handicapped
SPECIAL, adjective. Constituting or relating to a species.
SPECIAL, adjective. Chief in excellence.
SPECIAL, noun. A reduction in consumer cost (usually for a limited time) for items or services rendered.
SPECIAL, noun. (broadcasting) Unusual or exceptional episode of a series
SPECIAL, noun. (British) (colloquial) A special constable.
SPECIAL, noun. Anything that is not according to normal practice, plan, or schedule, as an unscheduled run of transportation that is normally scheduled.
SPECIAL, noun. (video games) special move
SPECIAL, verb. (nursing) To supervise a patient one-on-one.
SPECIAL AGENT, noun. A detective of the United States government.
SPECIAL AGENTS, noun. Plural of special agent
SPECIAL CONSTABLE, noun. A volunteer police officer
SPECIAL CONSTABLES, noun. Plural of special constable
SPECIAL CREATION, noun. In creationism, a theological doctrine which asserts that the origin of the universe and all life in it suddenly sprang into being by unconditional fiat or divine decree.
SPECIAL CREATION, noun. In Roman Catholicism, the origin of the human soul.
SPECIAL DAMAGES, noun. (legal) Damages that can be quantified precisely, including such things as plaintiff's medical expenses, lost wages, and similar out-of-pocket costs (as contrasted with general damages, such as pain and suffering, which must be estimated).
SPECIAL DEFENSE, noun. (gaming) A special move used to defend against damage.
SPECIAL DEFENSE, noun. (gaming) The capacity of a character of defending against damage through special defenses.
SPECIAL DEFENSES, noun. Plural of special defense
SPECIAL DELIVERY, noun. (uncountable) (sometimes hyphenated when used attributively) A kind of postal service in which, for an extra fee, letters and packages are delivered in a highly expedited manner by a special courier.
SPECIAL DELIVERY, noun. (countable) A particular posted letter or package which is delivered in this manner; a particular act of conveying such letters or packages to one or more recipients.
SPECIAL DELIVERY, noun. (countable and uncountable) (idiomatic) (by extension) (sometimes humorous) Something—whether desirable or undesirable—which is intentionally given to a specific individual or which an individual receives rapidly and unexpectedly; the personalized, direct quality of the transmission of such an item.
SPECIAL DRAWING RIGHT, noun. A monetary unit of account maintained by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the value of which is based on a basket of major currencies, currently (2013) consisting of US dollar, euro, Japanese yen and the pound sterling.
SPECIAL DRAWING RIGHTS, noun. Plural of special drawing right
SPECIAL ED, noun. (informal) special education
SPECIAL EDUCATION, noun. Any of several educational services designed for students with learning difficulties, mental health problems, or other disabilities
SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVOCATE, noun. (US) A professional other than an attorney who provides advice and representation regarding children with educational disabilities.
SPECIAL EFFECT, noun. (film) (television) An effect that cannot be reasonably achieved by normal means, as for example by the digital manipulation of previously filmed footage.
SPECIAL EFFECTS, noun. Plural of special effect
SPECIAL ELECTION, noun. (politics) (government) An election scheduled at other than the usual date for a specific purpose, often to fill an office that has become vacant before the incumbent has completed the term.
SPECIAL ELECTIONS, noun. Plural of special election
SPECIAL EVENT, noun. A public event such as a ballgame, parade, or festival that requires transportation planning, especially including roadway closure, and often a city permit in consequence.
SPECIAL FRIED RICE, noun. A Chinese-style dish of fried rice with prawns, pork, chicken, peas, scallions, egg yolk, and/or other ingredients.
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP, noun. An advocacy group.
SPECIAL INTERESTS, noun. A shadowy group with political power.
SPECIAL K, proper noun. A breakfast cereal made primarily from rice and wheat.
SPECIAL K, noun. (slang) The pain-killing drug ketamine, used as a hallucinogen.
SPECIAL MASTER, noun. (UK) (US) (legal) An authority appointed by a judge to make sure that judicial orders are actually followed.
SPECIAL MASTERS, noun. Plural of special master
SPECIAL MOVE, noun. (video games) A move to be used during fights depicted in computer games (usually, but not always, in fighting games and RPGs), which is more powerful than most other moves of a character, and typically more difficult to make the character use and/or learn.
SPECIAL MOVES, noun. Plural of special move
SPECIAL NEEDS, noun. (idiomatic) Needs for special care, services or accommodations.
SPECIAL OLYMPIAN, noun. Someone who competes in the Special Olympics
SPECIAL OLYMPIANS, noun. Plural of Special Olympian
SPECIAL OLYMPICS, proper noun. A sports competition held every two years for people who have mental retardation.
SPECIAL ORDER SALE, noun. (retail) The sale of an item that is not stocked by ordering it from another company
SPECIAL PLEADING, noun. Arguing that a particular case is an exception to a generally accepted rule, without justification or without a relevant basis.
SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR, noun. An individual who works on behalf of a regional or international organization and is charged with investigating, monitoring and recommending solutions to specific human rights problems.
SPECIAL RELATIVITY, noun. (relativity) A theory that (neglecting the effects of gravity) reconciles the principle of relativity with the observation that the speed of light is constant in all frames of reference.
SPECIAL RESOLUTION, noun. (legal) A resolution that requires a large majority vote of members present, usually 2/3 or 3/4, at a general meeting of a company.
SPECIAL SAUCE, noun. A basic ingredient in McDonald's Big Mac hamburgers, a sort of Thousand Island dressing (now called Big Mac sauce by the company).
SPECIAL SCHOOL, noun. A school specifically made for students with disabilities or other problems that need special treatment.
SPECIAL SERVICE REQUIREMENT, noun. (aviation) (travel industry) A request for special treatment for a passenger such as a special diet or mobility assistance, sent from an agent to an airline, to which a reply will be returned.
SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE SYNDROME, noun. (derogatory) The conviction that one (or, more often, one's child) is, in some way, special and should therefore be treated differently than others.
SPECIAL STAGE, noun. (motor sport) A competitive section of a rally event where the goal is to cover a stretch of closed road in the shortest time.
SPECIAL TEAM, noun. (American football) A group of football players with special assignments for plays other than standard offensive and defensive plays, those involving kicking.
SPECIAL TEAM, noun. (ice hockey) A group of ice hockey players most often used during power plays consisting of more defensive players than usual on the team that was penalized in hopes of killing the penalty, or more offensive players than usual on the team with the advantage in players to increase the chance of scoring a goal.
SPECIAL TEAMS, noun. (American football) (ice hockey) plural of special team
SPECIAL UNITARY GROUP, noun. (linear algebra) (group theory) a group of square unitary matrices with complex entries and determinant equal to one.
SPECIAL WARRANTY DEED, noun. (legal) A deed of title to real property by which the grantor warrants that he is not personally responsible for any title defects, but making no warranties or representations as to the quality of the title in other respects.
SPECIAL WARRANTY DEEDS, noun. Plural of special warranty deed

Dictionary definition

SPECIAL, noun. A special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising; "they are having a special on pork chops".
SPECIAL, noun. A dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant.
SPECIAL, noun. A television production that features a particular person or work or topic; "the last of a series of BBC specials on Iran is being shown tonight".
SPECIAL, adjective. Unique or specific to a person or thing or category; "the particular demands of the job"; "has a particular preference for Chinese art"; "a peculiar bond of sympathy between them"; "an expression peculiar to Canadians"; "rights peculiar to the rich"; "the special features of a computer"; "my own special chair".
SPECIAL, adjective. For a special service or occasion; "a special correspondent"; "a special adviser to the committee"; "had to get special permission for the event".
SPECIAL, adjective. Surpassing what is common or usual or expected; "he paid especial attention to her"; "exceptional kindness"; "a matter of particular and unusual importance"; "a special occasion"; "a special reason to confide in her"; "what's so special about the year 2000?".
SPECIAL, adjective. Adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose; "a special kind of paint"; "a special medication for arthritis".
SPECIAL, adjective. Having a specific function or scope; "a special (or specific) role in the mission".
SPECIAL, adjective. First and most important; "his special interest is music"; "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work".
SPECIAL, adjective. Added to a regular schedule; "a special holiday flight"; "put on special buses for the big game".

Wise words

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
Mohandas Gandhi