Simple Definition of grand
: involving or including many people or things : very large in scope : intended to have an important or impressive result
: impressive because of size, importance, etc.
: intended to impress people
Full Definition of grand
1 a : having more importance than others : foremost b : having higher rank than others bearing the same general designation <the grand champion>
4 : large and striking in size, scope, extent, or conception <grand design>
6 a : pretending to social superiority : supercilious b : intended to impress <a person of grand gestures>
7 : very good : wonderful <a grand time>
Examples of grand
He thinks everything the government does is part of some grand conspiracy.
the beauty of nature's grand design
The neighborhood includes many grand old homes.
His job is much less grand than his title makes it sound.
My great aunt lived to the grand old age of 103.
Despite its grand name, the hotel is small and somewhat seedy.
He made some grand statements about the company's future.
They celebrated their anniversary in grand style.
He planned to make a grand entrance, driving up to the house in a fancy red sports car.
We won the grand prize.
Origin of grand
Anglo-French grant, grand, large, great, grand, from Latin grandis
First Known Use: 1548
Synonym Discussion of grand
Definition of grand
1 : grand piano
2 plural grand slang : a thousand dollars
Examples of grand
He bought a used car for about five grand.
First Known Use of grand
Definition of Grand
1 river 260 miles (418 kilometers) SW Michigan flowing N & W into Lake Michigan
2 river 300 miles (483 kilometers) NW Missouri flowing SE into Missouri River
3 river 200 miles (322 kilometers) N South Dakota flowing E into Missouri River
4 the Colorado River from its source to junction with Green River in SE Utah —a former name
5 — see neosho
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