What does the word especial mean?

Usage examples for especial

  1. Such a result is impossible, except as especial advantage is identified with general advantage. – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper
  2. In addition to this, they were thoroughly trained in both Greek and Latin literature, especial attention being given to the poets. – Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain
  3. The girls was excited enough when they found out you had to dress especial for it. – Ma Pettengill by Harry Leon Wilson