adjective \ˈgrand\

: 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

a :  having more importance than others :  foremost
b :  having higher rank than others bearing the same general designation <the grand champion>
a :  inclusive, comprehensive <the grand total of all money paid out>
b :  definitive, incontrovertible <grand example>
:  large and striking in size, scope, extent, or conception <grand design>
a :  lavish, sumptuous <a grand celebration>
b :  marked by a regal form and dignity
c :  fine or imposing in appearance or impression
d :  lofty, sublime <writing in the grand style>
a :  pretending to social superiority :  supercilious
b :  intended to impress <a person of grand gestures>
:  very good :  wonderful <a grand time>
grand·ly \ˈgran-(d)lē\ adverb
grand·ness \ˈgran(d)-nəs\ noun

Examples of GRAND

  1. He thinks everything the government does is part of some grand conspiracy.
  2. the beauty of nature's grand design
  3. The neighborhood includes many grand old homes.
  4. His job is much less grand than his title makes it sound.
  5. My great aunt lived to the grand old age of 103.
  6. Despite its grand name, the hotel is small and somewhat seedy.
  7. He made some grand statements about the company's future.
  8. They celebrated their anniversary in grand style.
  9. He planned to make a grand entrance, driving up to the house in a fancy red sports car.
  10. 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

grand, magnificent, imposing, stately, majestic, grandiose mean large and impressive. grand adds to greatness of size the implications of handsomeness and dignity <a grand staircase>. magnificent implies an impressive largeness proportionate to scale without sacrifice of dignity or good taste <magnificent paintings>. imposing implies great size and dignity but especially stresses impressiveness <an imposing edifice>. stately may suggest poised dignity, erectness of bearing, handsomeness of proportions, ceremonious deliberation of movement <the stately procession>. majestic combines the implications of imposing and stately and usually adds a suggestion of solemn grandeur <a majestic waterfall>. grandiose implies a size or scope exceeding ordinary experience <grandiose hydroelectric projects> but is most commonly applied derogatorily to inflated pretension or absurd exaggeration <grandiose schemes>.



Definition of GRAND

plural grand slang :  a thousand dollars

Examples of GRAND

  1. He bought a used car for about five grand.

First Known Use of GRAND



geographical name

Definition of GRAND

river 260 miles (418 kilometers) SW Michigan flowing N & W into Lake Michigan
river 300 miles (483 kilometers) NW Missouri flowing SE into Missouri River
river 200 miles (322 kilometers) N South Dakota flowing E into Missouri River
the Colorado River from its source to junction with Green River in SE Utah —a former name
— see neosho


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