Definitions for: Particular

[n] a fact about some part (as opposed to general); "he always reasons from the particular to the general"
[n] a small part that can be considered separately from the whole; "it was perfect in all details"
[adj] exacting especially about details; "a finicky eater"; "fussy about clothes"; "very particular about how her food was prepared"
[adj] first and most important; "his special interest is music"; "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"

Webster (1913) Definition: Par*tic"u*lar, a. [OE. particuler, F. particulier,
L. particularis. See Particle.]
1. Relating to a part or portion of anything; concerning a
part separated from the whole or from others of the class;
separate; sole; single; individual; specific; as, the
particular stars of a constellation. --Shak.

[/Make] each particular hair to stand an end, Like
quills upon the fretful porpentine. --Shak.

Seken in every halk and every herne Particular
sciences for to lerne. --Chaucer.

2. Of or pertaining to a single person, class, or thing;
belonging to one only; not general; not common; hence,
personal; peculiar; singular. ``Thine own particular
wrongs.'' --Shak.

Wheresoever one plant draweth such a particular
juice out of the earth. --Bacon.

3. Separate or distinct by reason of superiority;
distinguished; important; noteworthy; unusual; special;
as, he brought no particular news; she was the particular
belle of the party.

4. Concerned with, or attentive to, details; minute;
circumstantial; precise; as, a full and particular account
of an accident; hence, nice; fastidious; as, a man
particular in his dress.

5. (Law)
(a) Containing a part only; limited; as, a particular
estate, or one precedent to an estate in remainder.
(b) Holding a particular estate; as, a particular tenant.

6. (Logic) Forming a part of a genus; relatively limited in
extension; affirmed or denied of a part of a subject; as,
a particular proposition; -- opposed to universal: e. g.
(particular affirmative) Some men are wise; (particular
negative) Some men are not wise.

Particular average. See under Average.

Particular Baptist, one of a branch of the Baptist
denomination the members of which hold the doctrine of a
particular or individual election and reprobation.

Particular lien (Law), a lien, or a right to retain a
thing, for some charge or claim growing out of, or
connected with, that particular thing.

Particular redemption, the doctrine that the purpose, act,
and provisions of redemption are restricted to a limited
number of the human race. See Calvinism.

Syn: Minute; individual; respective; appropriate; peculiar;
especial; exact; specific; precise; critical;
circumstantial. See Minute.

Par*tic"u*lar, n.
1. A separate or distinct member of a class, or part of a
whole; an individual fact, point, circumstance, detail, or
item, which may be considered separately; as, the
particulars of a story.

Particulars which it is not lawful for me to reveal.

It is the greatest interest of particulars to
advance the good of the community. --L'Estrange.

2. Special or personal peculiarity, trait, or character;
individuality; interest, etc. [Obs.]

For his particular I'll receive him gladly. --Shak.

If the particulars of each person be considered.

Temporal blessings, whether such as concern the
public . . . or such as concern our particular.
--Whole Duty
of Man.

3. (Law) One of the details or items of grounds of claim; --
usually in the pl.; also, a bill of particulars; a minute
account; as, a particular of premises.

The reader has a particular of the books wherein
this law was written. --Ayliffe.

Bill of particulars. See under Bill.

In particular, specially; peculiarly. ``This, in
particular, happens to the lungs.'' --Blackmore.

To go into particulars, to relate or describe in detail or

Synonyms: detail, fastidious, finical, finicky, fussy, item, primary, special, specific

Antonyms: general

See Also: component, component part, fact, high spot, highlight, part, portion

Try our:
Scrabble Word Finder

Scrabble Cheat

Words With Friends Cheat

Hanging With Friends Cheat

Scramble With Friends Cheat

Ruzzle Cheat

Related Resources:
j letter animals
y letter animals