first and most important; "his special interest is music"; "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"
a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising; "they are having a special on pork chops"
adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose; "a special kind of paint"; "a special medication for arthritis"
a dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant
added to a regular schedule; "a special holiday flight"; "put on special buses for the big game"
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?"
having a specific function or scope; "a special (or specific) role in the mission"
unique or specific to a person or thing or category; "the