A grand old tree.
- An example of grand used as an adjective is the phrase a "grand tree," which means a very tall tree.
- An example of grand used as an adjective is the phrase a "grand accomplishment," which means an accomplishment that is very important and great.
The definition of grand is very large in size, or important, wonderful, fascinating or noble.
- higher in rank, status, or dignity than others having the same title: a grand duke
- most important; chief; main; principal: the grand ballroom, grand prize
- imposing because of great size, beauty, and extent; magnificent: grand scenery
- handsome and luxurious; characterized by splendor and display: a grand banquet
- eminent; distinguished; illustrious
- self-important; pretentious; haughty
- lofty and dignified, as in style
- complete; overall: the grand total
- Informal very good; excellent, delightful, admirable, etc.: a general term of approval
- Music full; complete: a grand chorus
Origin of grandMiddle English graunt from Old French grand, grant from Classical Latin grandis, full-grown, great (replacing magnus in Late Latin and Romance languages), probably from Indo-European base an unverified form gwrendh-, to swell up from source Classical Greek brenthos, pride
- grand piano
- pl. Slang a thousand dollars
of the generation older (or younger) than: grandmother, grandson
Origin of grand-Old French (see grand), replacing Old English ealde-, Middle English olde-: see old
- a. Large and impressive in size or extent: a forest of grand trees; corruption on a grand scale.b. Sweeping in ambition or conception: a grand scheme to build a canal across the desert.
- a. Very pleasing; wonderful; splendid: The children had a grand time playing in the barn.b. Characterized by splendor or magnificence: A grand meal was laid before them. The emperor made a grand entrance on his horse.
- a. Having more importance than others; principal: won the grand prize.b. Having higher rank than others of the same category: the grand admiral of the fleet.
- a. Dignified or noble, as in appearance or effect: the grand style of the great orators; the grand old man of British letters.b. Having a serious moral purpose; noble: an endeavor with a grand mission.
- Of a haughty or pretentious nature: put on a grand manner.
- Including or covering all units or aspects: the grand total.
- A grand piano.
- pl. grand Slang A thousand dollars: sold the car for six grand.
Origin of grandMiddle English from Old French from Latin grandis
- A commune in France
grand - Legal Definition
An offense that involves an aggravating factor, such as the theft of a larger sum or the use or threat of force, and, therefore, warrants a higher sentence; for example, grand larceny.