grand prix[grän prē′, gran]
- any of a series of races involving formula cars and leading to an overall championship: often used attributively: the grand prix circuit
- any competitive event or, often, series of events: usually used as part of the title
Origin of grand prix; from grand prix
first prize; highest award in a competition
Origin of grand prixFrench great prize
nounpl. Grand Prix
Any of several competitive international road races for sports cars of specific engine size over an exacting, usually risky course.
Origin of Grand PrixFrench, short for Grand Prix de Paris, originally an international horserace established in 1863 at Longchamp in Paris.