Definition of general :
1. As a whole; in gross; for the most part.
2. Common to many, or the greatest number; widely spread; prevalent; extensive, though not universal; as, a general opinion; a general custom.
3. Comprehending many species or individuals; not special or particular; including all particulars; as, a general inference or conclusion.
4. Having a relation to all; common to the whole; as, Adam, our general sire.
5. Not restrained or limited to a precise import; not specific; vague; indefinite; lax in signification; as, a loose and general expression.
6. 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.
7. Relating to a genus or kind; pertaining to a whole class or order; as, a general law of animal or vegetable economy.
8. The chief of an order of monks, or of all the houses or congregations under the same rule.
9. The public; the people; the vulgar.
10. The roll of the drum which calls the troops together; as, to beat the general.
11. The whole; the total; that which comprehends or relates to all, or the chief part; - opposed to particular.
12. Usual; common, on most occasions; as, his general habit or method.
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director (part of speech: noun)
boss, dean, conductor, magistrate, captain, band master, governor, warden, manager, leader, mayor, supervisor, commander, king, chief, director, ringleader, Lord, queen, commandant, overlord, administrator, master, overseer, ruler, taskmaster, superintendent, baron, officer, ringmaster, executive, foreman
universal (part of speech: adjective)
regular (part of speech: adjective)
everyday, mundane, metronomic, periodic, cyclical, commonplace, ordinary, continual, constant, standard, familiar, epochal, chronic, predominating, steady, stock, frequent, orthodox, accustomed, habitual, average, recurrent, prevailing, regular, rhythmic, monotonous, routine, conventional, universal, traditional, common, customary, normal, usual, canonical
- Well, it's the man who made believe he was General Washington in the Opera House show, anyhow! - "Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue Giving a Show", Laura Lee Hope.
- And then the general rode up, and all was changed. - "Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker", S. Weir Mitchell.
- General Gorgaud knew that he would never return to St. Helena. - "Napoleon's Young Neighbor", Helen Leah Reed.