Grand meaning

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The definition of grand is very large in size, or important, wonderful, fascinating or noble.

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.

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Including or covering all units or aspects.

The grand total.

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A grand piano.
noun
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Of a haughty or pretentious nature.

Put on a grand manner.

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Higher in rank, status, or dignity than others having the same title.

A grand duke.

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Imposing because of great size, beauty, and extent; magnificent.

Grand scenery.

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A commune in France.
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Most important; chief; main; principal.

The grand ballroom, grand prize.

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Handsome and luxurious; characterized by splendor and display.

A grand banquet.

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Self-important; pretentious; haughty.
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Lofty and dignified, as in style.
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Complete; overall.

The grand total.

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(music) Full; complete.

A grand chorus.

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(slang) A thousand dollars.
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Of the generation older (or younger) than.

Grandmother, grandson.

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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.
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(slang) A thousand dollars.

Sold the car for six grand.

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Eminent; distinguished; illustrious.
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(informal) Very good; excellent, delightful, admirable, etc.: a general term of approval.
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Origin of grand

  • OFr (see grand), replacing OE ealde-, ME olde-: see old

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin grandis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition