grand prix

noun, often capitalized G&P, often attributive
\ ˈgräⁿ-ˈprē How to pronounce grand prix (audio) , ˈgrän-ˈprē How to pronounce grand prix (audio) \
plural grand prix also grands prix\ ˈgräⁿ-​ˈprēz , ˈgräⁿ-​ˈprē(z) How to pronounce grands prix (audio) \

Definition of grand prix

1 : the highest level of international equestrian competition also : a contest at this level
2 : one of a series of international formula car races also : a high-level competition in another sport (such as sailing) that is often part of a series

Examples of grand prix in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For his first grand prix, Hamilton had qualified fourth. Aimee Lewis, CNN, "Lewis Hamilton, Formula One's voice and conscience," 2 July 2020 One successful title defense later, Bader tested the heavyweight waters by being part of the eight-man grand prix. Brian Martin/los Angeles Daily News, The Mercury News, "MMA: The man who could upset Ryan Bader for the heavyweight title," 7 Sep. 2019 The horse shows featured several top grand prix riders and competitors from across the state and the country, including participants from Orlando, St. Augustine, Tennessee and Texas. Alex Kushel,, "Riders back in competition at Equestrian Summer Series II," 22 Aug. 2019 Rory MacDonald followed up a shaky performance against Jon Fitch with a unanimous decision win over Neiman Gracie in the semifinals of Bellator’s welterweight grand prix tournament. Todd Martin,, "MMA Rankings: Henry Cejudo is the man of the moment," 29 June 2019 Yet, Brady may have passed on some of his good luck onto Ricciardo, as the Australian driver won the Monaco grand prix for the first time in his career on Sunday. Jason Duaine Hahn,, "Tom Brady Partied in Monaco, Threw Football from Yacht, While Skipping Patriots Practice," 29 May 2018 Mercedes-Benz followed Infiniti with an early-1900s grand prix style car of its own, named the EQ Silver Arrow. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Automakers are tapping nostalgia to promote electric cars — and it’s working," 25 Aug. 2018 Welterweight champion Rory MacDonald will fight for middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi’s belt in the Sept. 29 main event, and MacDonald will participate in the grand prix at a later date as fights continue into 2019. Lance Pugmire,, "Bellator MMA will launch welterweight grand prix on loaded Sept. 29 card," 25 June 2018 Madden, who made her grand prix debut in 1985, is currently in the final stages of training in Europe. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Beezie Madden is the Oldest Female Athlete on Team USA," 25 July 2016

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First Known Use of grand prix

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grand prix

French Grand Prix de Paris, an international horse race established 1863, literally, grand prize of Paris

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6 Jul 2020

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“Grand prix.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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