What does GRAND mean?

Definitions for GRAND

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thousand, one thousand, 1000, M, K, chiliad, G, grand, thou, yardnoun

    the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

  2. grand piano, grandadjective

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

  3. expansive, grand, heroicadjective

    of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope

    "an expansive lifestyle"; "in the grand manner"; "collecting on a grand scale"; "heroic undertakings"

  4. august, grand, lordlyadjective

    of or befitting a lord

    "heir to a lordly fortune"; "of august lineage"

  5. deluxe, gilded, grand, luxurious, opulent, princely, sumptuousadjective

    rich and superior in quality

    "a princely sum"; "gilded dining rooms"

  6. fantastic, grand, howling(a), marvelous, marvellous, rattling(a), terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrousadjective

    extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers

    "a fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of rare books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a tremendous achievement"

  7. exalted, elevated, sublime, grand, high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-mindedadjective

    of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style

    "an exalted ideal"; "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks; "a noble and lofty concept"; "a grand purpose"

  8. grandadjective

    large and impressive in physical size or extent

    "the bridge is a grand structure"

  9. grandadjective

    the most important and magnificent in adornment

    "grand ballroom"; "grand staircase"

  10. distinguished, grand, imposing, magisterialadjective

    used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person

    "his distinguished bearing"; "the monarch's imposing presence"; "she reigned in magisterial beauty"


  1. grandnoun

    One thousand dollars.

  2. grandnoun

    One thousand pounds sterling.

  3. grandnoun

    A grand piano

  4. grandadjective

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

  5. grandadjective

    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).

  6. grandadjective

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

  7. grandadjective

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

  8. Etymology: from graunt, from grant, from grandis.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. GRANDadjective

    Etymology: grand, French; grandis, Latin.

    God had planted, that is, made to grow the trees of life and knowledge, plants only proper and becoming the paradise and garden of so grand a Lord. Walter Raleigh, Hist. of the World.

    A voice has flown
    To re-enflame a grand design. Edward Young.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grand

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

  2. Grand

    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. Grand

    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. Grand

    standing in the second or some more remote degree of parentage or descent; -- generalIy used in composition; as, grandfather, grandson, grandchild, etc

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grand

    grand, adj. of great size, extent, power, or dignity: splendid: illustrious: noble: sublime: chief: covering the whole field, or including all details: (mus.) containing all the parts proper to a given form of composition: of the second degree of parentage or descent, as Grand′father, a father or mother's father; Grand′child, a son or daughter's child; so Grand′mother, Grand′son, Grand′daughter, &c.—ns. Gran′dam, an old dame or woman: a grandmother; Grand′-duke, a title of sovereignty over a grand-duchy, first created by the Pope in 1569 for the rulers of Florence and Tuscany, assumed by certain German reigning princes and by the princes of the imperial family of Russia; Grandee′, since the 13th century the most highly privileged class of nobility in the kingdom of Castile, in which the members of the royal family were included: a man of high rank or station; Grandee′ship; Grandeur (grand′ūr), vastness: splendour of appearance: loftiness of thought or deportment; Grandil′oquence.—adj. Grandil′oquent, speaking grandly or bombastically: pompous—(rare) Grandil′oquous.—adv. Grandil′oquently.—adj. Gran′diose, grand or imposing: bombastic.—adv. Gran′diosely.—ns. Grandios′ity; Grand′-ju′ror, member of a Grand′-ju′ry, a special jury which decides whether there is sufficient evidence to put an accused person on trial.—adv. Grand′ly.—ns. Grand′mamma, Grand′ma, a grandmother; Grand′-mas′ter, title of the head of the religious orders of knighthood (Hospitallers, Templars, and Teutonic Knights): the head, for the time being, of the Freemasons, &c.—adj. Grand′motherly, like a grandmother, over-anxious to direct the whole life of another.—ns. Grand′-neph′ew, the grandson of a brother or sister; Grand′ness; Grand′-niece, the granddaughter of a brother or sister; Grand′papa, Grand′pa, a grandfather; Grand′-par′ent, a grandfather or grandmother; Grand′-piä′no, a large kind of piano, of great compass and power; Grand′sire, a grandfather: any ancestor; Grand′stand, an elevated erection on a race-course, &c., affording a good view; Grand′-un′cle, the brother of a grandfather or grandmother—also Great′-un′cle.—Grand Seignior (see Seignior); Grand vizir (see Vizir). [Fr. grand—L. grandis, great.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. grand

    This word is frequently used, both in French and English, to indicate superiority of position, force, or display; as grand master, grand army, grand march, grand parade, etc.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GRAND

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Grand is ranked #14643 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Grand surname appeared 2,032 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Grand.

    78.8% or 1,602 total occurrences were White.
    12.5% or 255 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    6.2% or 126 total occurrences were Black.
    1.1% or 24 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 17 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 8 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GRAND' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2258

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GRAND' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2454

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GRAND' in Adjectives Frequency: #279

Anagrams for GRAND »

  1. DRAGN

  2. drang

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GRAND in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GRAND in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of GRAND in a Sentence

  1. Barack Obama:

    We are a nation built on the rule of law and so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make, we need to recognize that the situation in Ferguson speaks to broader challenges that we still face as a nation. The fact remains that in too many parts of this country a deep distrust exists between police and communities of color.

  2. Francis Collins:

    I did write that,and I will stand by that, basically, these fringe epidemiologists whoreally did not have thecredentials to be making sucha grand sweeping statement, were saying just let the virus run through the population andeventually then everybody would have had it and everything will be okay.

  3. Clark Cunningham:

    I think that it is certainly possible that what is released … will indicate that the special grand jury has found that there was criminal conduct involved in the activities of the Trump Campaign in Georgia after the election.

  4. Jim Courier:

    He has a real shot if he does win Roland Garros of the natural grand slam, there is a lot on the line here, it's going to be awesome to watch.

  5. Special Prosecutor Rosemary Khoury:

    This special grand jury returned a' No Bill.' This term means there is insufficient evidence to indict or accuse Officer Dejoure Mercer of a crime.

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    dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened
    • A. foumart
    • B. mumblety-peg
    • C. viverrine
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