Definition of Grand

1. Noun. The cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100.

Exact synonyms: 1000, Chiliad, G, K, M, One Thousand, Thou, Thousand, Yard
Generic synonyms: Large Integer
Specialized synonyms: Millenary

2. Adjective. Of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope. "Heroic undertakings"
Exact synonyms: Expansive, Heroic
Similar to: Impressive
Derivative terms: Expansiveness, Expansivity, Grandness

3. Noun. A piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs.

4. Adjective. Of or befitting a lord. "Of august lineage"
Exact synonyms: August, Lordly
Similar to: Noble
Derivative terms: Lord, Lordliness

5. Adjective. Rich and superior in quality. "Gilded dining rooms"

6. Adjective. Extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers. "A tremendous achievement"

7. Adjective. Of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style. "A grand purpose"

8. Adjective. Large and impressive in physical size or extent. "The bridge is a grand structure"
Similar to: Big, Large
Derivative terms: Grandness, Grandness

9. Adjective. The most important and magnificent in adornment. "Grand staircase"
Similar to: Important, Of Import
Derivative terms: Grandness, Grandness

10. Adjective. Used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person. "She reigned in magisterial beauty"
Exact synonyms: Distinguished, Imposing, Magisterial
Similar to: Dignified
Derivative terms: Grandness

Definition of Grand

1. a. Of large size or extent; great; extensive; hence, relatively great; greatest; chief; principal; as, a grand mountain; a grand army; a grand mistake.

Definition of Grand

1. Adjective. Of large size or extent; great; extensive; hence, relatively great; greatest; chief; principal. ¹

2. Adjective. Great in size, and fine or imposing in appearance or impression; illustrious, dignified, or noble (said of persons); majestic, splendid, magnificent, or sublime (said of things). ¹

3. Adjective. Having higher rank or more dignity, size, or importance than other persons or things of the same name. ¹

4. Adjective. Standing in the second or some more remote degree of parentage or descent; -- generally used in composition; as, grandfather, grandson, grandchild, etc. ¹

5. Noun. (US colloquial) One thousand dollars (cf. G). ¹

6. Noun. (British) One thousand pounds sterling. ¹

7. Noun. (musici) A grand piano ¹

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Definition of Grand

1. large and impressive [adj GRANDER, GRANDEST] / a type of piano [n -S] - See also: piano

Lexicographical Neighbors of Grand

gran casa
granadilla tree
granadilla wood
granary bread
grand (current term)
grand C
grand Turk
grand circle
grand dragon
grand ducal
grand duchess
grand duchesses
grand duchy
grand duke
grand dukedom

Literary usage of Grand

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by Indiana State Board of Health (1911)
"grand Calumet—One mile east of Wabash Railroad Bridge. 8. grand Calumet—Wabash ... grand Calumet—One-half mile east of Grasselli Chemical Works. 14. ..."

2. American Jewish Year Book by American Jewish Committee, Jewish Publication Society of America (1915)
"OFFICERS : grand Master, Julius Gumpert; First Deputy grand Master, Joseph Marmorstein, NYC ; Second Deputy grand Master, Jacob Flyman. Boston. ..."

3. Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World by Jonathan Swift (1894)
"IX A grand Debate at the General Assembly of the Houyhnhnms, ... ONE of these grand Assemblies was held in my time, about three Months before my Departure, ..."

4. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant by Ulysses Simpson Grant (1885)
"ATTACK ON grand GULF—OPERATIONS BELOW VICKSBURG. ON the 24th my headquarters were with the advance at Perkins'plantation. ..."

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