added to a regular schedule; "a special holiday flight"; "put on special buses for the big game"
a television production that features a particular person or work or topic; "the last of a series of BBC specials on Iran is being shown tonight"
a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising; "they are having a special on pork chops"
a dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant
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 particular demands of the job"; "has a particular preference for Chinese art"; "a peculiar bond of sympathy