Grand Definition

grănd
grandest, grander
adjective
grandest, grander
Sweeping in ambition or conception.
A grand scheme to build a canal across the desert.
American Heritage
Imposing because of great size, beauty, and extent; magnificent.
Grand scenery.
Webster's New World
Very pleasing; wonderful; splendid.
The children had a grand time playing in the barn.
American Heritage
Higher in rank, status, or dignity than others having the same title.
A grand duke.
Webster's New World
Most important; chief; main; principal.
The grand ballroom, grand prize.
Webster's New World
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noun
Webster's New World
A thousand dollars.
Webster's New World
affix
Of the generation older (or younger) than.
Grandmother, grandson.
Webster's New World
pronoun

A commune in France.

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Other Word Forms of Grand

Adjective

Base Form:
grand
Comparative:
grander
Superlative:
grandest

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

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