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
grand magnificent imposing stately majestic august grandiose
These adjectives mean strikingly large in size, scope, or extent. Both grand and magnificent apply to what is physically or aesthetically impressive. Grand implies dignity, sweep, or eminence: a grand hotel lobby with marble floors. Magnificent suggests splendor, sumptuousness, and grandeur: a magnificent cathedral. Imposing describes what impresses by virtue of its size, bearing, or power: mountain peaks of imposing height. Stately refers principally to what is dignified and handsome: a stately oak. Majestic suggests lofty dignity or nobility: the majestic Alps. August describes what inspires solemn reverence or awe: the august presence of royalty. Grandiose often suggests pretentiousness, affectation, or pompousness: grandiose ideas.
- 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.