Distinguished by a unique or unusual quality. Of particular personal interest or value; dear; beloved. (euphemistic) Of or related to learning or intellectual disabilities. Constituting or relating to a species. Chief in excellence. (military) Of or related to unconventional warfare, as in "special forces" and "special operations". A reduction in consumer cost (usually for a limited time) for items or services rendered. One of a rotation of meals systematically offered for a lower price at a restaurant. (broadcasting) Unusual or exceptional episode of a series. (Britain, colloquial) A special constable. Anything that is not according to normal practice, plan, or schedule, as an unscheduled run of transportation that is normally scheduled. Any unlicensed medicine produced or obtained for a specific individual patient. (journalism) A correspondent; a journalist sent to the scene of an event to report back. (journalism) A dispatch sent back by a special correspondent. (theater) A light that illuminates a specific person or thing on the stage. (nursing) To supervise a patient one-on-one.