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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grandeenoun

    a nobleman of highest rank in Spain or Portugal


  1. grandeenoun

    a person of high rank

  2. grandeenoun

    a high ranking nobleman in Spain or Portugal

  3. grandeenoun

    the title for a high ranking nobleman in Spain or Portugal

  4. Etymology: From grandis.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Grandeenoun

    A man of great rank, power, or dignity.

    Etymology: grand, French; grandis, Latin.

    They had some sharper and some milder differences, which might easily happen in such an interview of grandees, both vehement on the parts which they swayed. Henry Wotton.

    When a prince or grandee manifests a liking to such a thing, men generally set about to make themselves considerable for such things. Robert South, Sermons.

    Some parts of the Spanish monarchy are rather for ornament than strength: they furnish out viceroyalties for the grandees, and posts of honour for the noble families. Addison.


  1. grandee

    A grandee is a person of high social position or high rank, often in aristocracy or nobility, typically in Spain or Portugal. The term can also be used more generally to refer to someone who is influential, powerful, or prominent, within a particular sphere or society.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grandeenoun

    a man of elevated rank or station; a nobleman. In Spain, a nobleman of the first rank, who may be covered in the king's presence

  2. Etymology: [Sp. grande. See Grand.]


  1. Grandee

    Grandee is the word used to render in English the Iberian high aristocratic title or rank of Grande, used by the Spanish nobility, Portuguese nobility and Brazilian nobility. The rank was a rough equivalent of the Peerage of England or Peerage of France, and carried — increasingly as time went on — certain personal privileges, but the Grandees had no powers as a group. It can refer to other people of a somewhat comparable, exalted position, roughly synonymous with magnate; a formal upper level of the nobility. By extension the term can refer informally to any important person of high status, particularly a wealthy, land owning, long-time resident in an area. The term is often used in the United Kingdom to refer to influential members of long-standing in the Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats.

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  1. angered

  2. derange

  3. en garde

  4. enraged

  5. grenade

  6. gardeen

  7. gerenda

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Grandee in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Grandee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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