AskDefine | Define grand

Dictionary Definition

grand adj
1 impressive in scale; "an expansive lifestyle"; "in the grand manner" [syn: expansive]
2 of or befitting a lord; "heir to a lordly fortune"; "of august lineage" [syn: august, lordly]
3 impressive in size or scope; "heroic undertakings" [syn: heroic]

Noun

1 the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100 [syn: thousand, one thousand, 1000, M, K, chiliad, G, thou, yard]
2 a piano with the strings on a harp-shaped frame; usually supported by 3 legs [syn: grand piano]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

, from graunt, from grant/grand, from grandis.

Pronunciation

Adjective

en-adj er
  1. Of large size or extent; great; extensive; hence, relatively great; greatest; chief; principal; as, a grand mountain; a grand army; a grand mistake.
  2. Great in size, and fine or imposing in appearance or impression; illustrious, dignifled, or noble (said of persons); majestic, splendid, magnificent, or sublime (said of things); as, a grand monarch; a grand lord; a grand general; a grand view; a grand conception.
  3. Having higher rank or more dignity, size, or importance than other persons or things of the same name; as, a grand lodge; a grand vizier; a grand piano, etc.
  4. Standing in the second or some more remote degree of parentage or descent; -- generally used in composition; as, grandfather, grandson, grandchild, etc.

Translations

Of large size or exten
Great in size, and fine or imposing in appearance or impression
Having higher rank or more dignity, size, or importance than other persons or things of the same name
Standing in the second or some more remote degree of parentage or descent

Noun

  1. One thousand dollars.
  2. One thousand pounds sterling.

Translations

One thousand dollars
One thousand pounds sterling

External links

  • Webster 1913}}

French

Etymology

Latin grandis

Pronunciation

Extensive Definition

Grand may refer to:

Places and buildings

Arts and entertainment

Personal names

Other

  • Grand, a magazine for grandparents
  • One thousand units of currency (slang), abbreviated as G

See also

grand in German: Grand
grand in French: Grand
grand in Italian: Grand
grand in Japanese: グランド
grand in Polish: Grand

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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