What does grand mean?

Definitions for grand
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word grand.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. thousand, one thousand, 1000, M, K, chiliad, G, grand, thou, yard(noun)

    the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

  2. grand piano, grand(adj)

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

  3. expansive, grand, heroic(adj)

    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, lordly(adj)

    of or befitting a lord

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

  5. deluxe, gilded, grand, luxurious, opulent, princely, sumptuous(adj)

    rich and superior in quality

    "a princely sum"; "gilded dining rooms"

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

    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-minded(adj)

    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. grand(adj)

    large and impressive in physical size or extent

    "the bridge is a grand structure"

  9. grand(adj)

    the most important and magnificent in adornment

    "grand ballroom"; "grand staircase"

  10. distinguished, grand, imposing, magisterial(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. grand(Noun)

    One thousand dollars.

    Etymology: from graunt, from grant, from grandis.

  2. grand(Noun)

    One thousand pounds sterling.

    Etymology: from graunt, from grant, from grandis.

  3. grand(Noun)

    A grand piano

    Etymology: from graunt, from grant, from grandis.

  4. grand(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: from graunt, from grant, from grandis.

  5. grand(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).

    Etymology: from graunt, from grant, from grandis.

  6. grand(Adjective)

    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. grand(Adjective)

    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.

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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How to say grand in sign language?

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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. Bill Mitchell:

    You don't need to be a grand muckety-muck and fly. It's just ridiculous.

  2. John Kasich:

    Wisconsin governor and likely presidential candidate Scott Walker is visiting neighboring Michigan to address Republicans. Walker will speak to the Ingham County GOP luncheon in Lansing on Monday before keynoting the Oakland County Republican Party Lincoln Day dinner. His visit is the same day retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson announces a Republican presidential bid in his native Detroit and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul attends an event in Grand Rapids with Michigan Rep. Justin Amash.

  3. Donald Trump:

    He's a show boat, he's a grand stander, the FBI has been in turmoil. You know that, I know that. Everybody knows that.

  4. Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan:

    As one of his final acts as U.S. attorney for Washington, D.C., Ronald Machen used his power as a political weapon to undermine the rule of law, machen was legally bound to convene a grand jury, but instead he ignored his obligation and unilaterally decided to ignore the will of the House. … This is wrong, and a great example of why so many Americans distrust their government.

  5. Rafa Nadal:

    He's a player who has enormous talent, could be winning grand slams or fighting for the top positions of the ranking, but there is a reason why he is where he is, he lacks respect for the public, the opponent and toward himself.

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