grand


grand
grandly, adv.grandness, n.
/grand/, adj., grander, grandest, n., pl. grands for 13, grand for 14.
adj.
1. impressive in size, appearance, or general effect: grand mountain scenery.
2. stately, majestic, or dignified: In front of an audience her manner is grand and regal.
3. highly ambitious or idealistic: grand ideas for bettering the political situation.
4. magnificent or splendid: a grand palace.
5. noble or revered: a grand old man.
6. highest, or very high, in rank or official dignity: a grand potentate.
7. main or principal; chief: the grand ballroom.
8. of great importance, distinction, or pretension: a man used to entertaining grand personages.
9. complete or comprehensive: a grand total.
10. pretending to grandeur, as a result of minor success, good fortune, etc.; conceited: Jane is awfully grand since she got promoted.
11. first-rate; very good; splendid: to have a grand time; to feel grand.
12. Music. written on a large scale or for a large ensemble: a grand fugue.
n.
13. See grand piano.
14. Informal. an amount equal to a thousand dollars: The cops found most of the loot, but they're still missing about five grand.
[1350-1400; 1920-25 for def. 14; ME gra(u)nd, gra(u)nt < OF grant, grand < L grand- (s. of grandis) great, large full-grown]
Syn. 2. princely, regal, royal, exalted. 4. great, large, palatial; brilliant, superb. 9. inclusive.
Ant. 1. insignificant. 2. modest, unassuming. 3. small; mean. 7. minor.

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(as used in expressions)
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Grand Alliance War of the
Grand Shrine of Ise
Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance
Grand Prix de Rome
GOP Grand Old Party
Grand Duchy of Warsaw

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