grand: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (grand), [key]
— adj., n., pl. grand•er, grand•est, grands grand
- impressive in size, appearance, or general effect: grand mountain scenery.
- stately, majestic, or dignified: In front of an audience her manner is grand and regal.
- highly ambitious or idealistic: grand ideas for bettering the political situation.
- magnificent or splendid: a grand palace.
- noble or revered: a grand old man.
- highest, or very high, in rank or official dignity: a grand potentate.
- main or principal; chief: the grand ballroom.
- of great importance, distinction, or pretension: a man used to entertaining grand personages.
- complete or comprehensive: a grand total.
- pretending to grandeur, as a result of minor success, good fortune, etc.; conceited: Jane is awfully grand since she got promoted.
- first-rate; very good; splendid: to have a grand time; to feel grand.
- written on a large scale or for a large ensemble: a grand fugue.
- an amount equal to a thousand dollars: The cops found most of the loot, but they're still missing about five grand.
- a combining form used in genealogical terminology meaning “one generation more remote”: grandfather; grandnephew.
- grand (Thesaurus)
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