• Noun: a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising; example: "they are having a special on pork chops"
• Noun: a dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant
• Noun: a television production that features a particular person or work or topic; example: "the last of a series of BBC specials on Iran is being shown tonight"
• Adj: unique or specific to a person or thing or category; examples: "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"
• Adj: for a special service or occasion; examples: "a special correspondent", "a special adviser to the committee", "had to get special permission for the event"
• Adj: surpassing what is common or usual or expected; examples: "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?"
• Adj: adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose; examples: "a special kind of paint", "a special medication for arthritis"
• Adj: having a specific function or scope; example: "a special (or specific) role in the mission"
• Adj: first and most important; examples: "his special interest is music", "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"
• Adj: added to a regular schedule; examples: "a special holiday flight", "put on special buses for the big game"
Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
If you ever get rich and famous, by definition you are special. You have done something special, and therefore you start to behave special. Then if the floor drops out, and you become down and out, you have a really new perspective.
My family's story isn't special. What's special is the America that makes our story possible. Ours is a nation like no other, a place where great journeys can be made in a single generation. No matter who you are or where you come from, the path is always forward.
There is a lot of use of ProTools in professional studios, but this is mostly for the special effects it allows, not for sound quality. These special effects soon fall out of fashion, and I don't think this trend will define studios permanently.
I shall miss all the people in it and the great fun we had doing it. I enjoyed playing the character very much. It was a very, very special character and a very special series. And the camaraderie of it all. I loved it.
A lot of people who were the best in their fields. I was fortunate enough to be friends with Sammy Davis, Jr. - I spent a lot of time with Sammy. I was over at his house almost every night. Those people were very special and very special for me.
Of all presidential perks, the pardon power has a special significance. It is just the kind of authority that would attract the special attention of someone obsessed with himself and his own ability to influence events.