Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

High, large, loud, mighty, strong, X to years, big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application)

Greek: μέγας, megas (G3173)

198 King James Bible Verses


Here are exceedingly, great, high, large, loud and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word μέγας mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: G3173

Greek Base Word: μέγας

Usage: (+ fear) exceedingly, great(-est), high, large, loud, mighty, + (be) sore (afraid), strong, X to years

Definition: Big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application).

Detailed definition:

  1. Great.
    1. Of the external form or sensible appearance of things (or of persons).
      1. In particular, of space and its dimensions, as respects.
        1. Mass and weight: great.
        2. Compass and extent: large, spacious.
        3. Measure and height: long.
        4. Stature and age: great, old.
    2. Of number and quantity: numerous, large, abundant.
    3. Of age: the elder.
    4. 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.
    1. Persons, eminent for ability, virtue, authority, power.
    2. Things esteemed highly for their importance: of great moment, of great weight, importance.
    3. A thing to be highly esteemed for its excellence: excellent.
  3. Splendid, prepared on a grand scale, stately.
  4. Great things.
    1. Of God's preeminent blessings.
    2. Of things which overstep the province of a created being, proud (presumptuous) things, full of arrogance, derogatory to the majesty of God.

Derived terms: (including the prolonged forms, feminine μεγάλη, plural μεγάλοι, etc.; compare also G3176, G3187).

See also:

  1. G3176
  2. G3187


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ˈmɛ.ɣɑs
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ˈme̞.ɣɑs
  3. Transliteration: megas
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: MEH-gahs
  5. Modern Pronunciation: MAY-gahs

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