What does grand mean?

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Wiktionary

  1. grandnoun

    One thousand dollars.

    Etymology: from graunt, from grant, from grandis.

  2. grandnoun

    One thousand pounds sterling.

    Etymology: from graunt, from grant, from grandis.

  3. grandnoun

    A grand piano

    Etymology: from graunt, from grant, from grandis.

  4. grandadjective

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

    Etymology: from graunt, from grant, from grandis.

  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).

    Etymology: from graunt, from grant, from grandis.

  6. grandadjective

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

    Etymology: from graunt, from grant, from grandis.

  7. grandadjective

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

    Etymology: from graunt, from grant, from grandis.

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"

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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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

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Numerology

  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. Marine Gen. John Allen:

    The employment of military force absent a clear policy construct can be a dangerous thing, what the President needs to do is ensure that no one comes away from this with the sense that this was a one-off, single use of military force. He needs to help us all understand what his grand strategy is and what his overarching policy intent is for the employment of force.

  2. Herman Melville:

    There is the grand truth about Nathaniel Hawthorne. He says NO! in thunder; but the Devil himself cannot make him say yes. For all men who say yes, lie; and all men who say no,why, they are in the happy condition of judicious, unincumbered travellers in Europe; they cross the frontiers into Eternity with nothing but a carpet-bag,that is to say, the Ego. Whereas those yes-gentry, they travel with heaps of baggage, and, damn them! they will never get through the Custom House.

  3. Ron Hosko:

    I am certain the FBI is looking at the nexus of state and the business of the foundation enrichment, is there a shell game being played out on a global grand scale that creates a challenging paper trail?

  4. Jon Rappoport:

    Let's see socialism for what it is. Not in the abstract, but in reality. Socialism is: The taking of money (taxes) from some people who work for it and giving it to others who don't work for it. On a grand scale. The vast expansion of freebies doled out by central government. In order to create and sustain dependence. The government protection of favored persons and corporations, permitting them and aiding them to expand their fortunes without limit, regardless of what crimes they commit in the process. (Monsanto would be a fine example.) The squeezing out of those who would compete with the favored persons and corporations. The dictatorship by and for the very wealthy, pretending to be the servant of the masses. The lie that the dictatorship is being run by the masses. The gradual lowering of the standard of living for the overwhelming number of people. The propaganda claiming socialism is the path to a better world for all. In other words, socialism is a protection racket and a long con and a heartless system of elite control, posing as the greatest good. It is just another form of top-down tyranny as old as the hills.

  5. Lonita Baker:

    It's unfortunate that Daniel Cameron has referred to seeking justice for victims of police brutality as the' Crump Playbook.' Daniel Cameron can't respond to the real criticism that Daniel Cameron circumvented the grand jury process but yet Daniel Cameron makes time to respond to Megan Thee Stallion's Saturday Night Live performance, i'd much rather be fighting for justice for Breonna Taylor by demanding a prosecutor who will uphold Kentucky laws for all citizens rather than one who seeks to only protect Breonna Taylor own political agenda. Daniel Cameron playbook is the real issue that needs to be discussed.

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