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Webster 1913 Edition


Grand

Grand

(grănd)
,
Adj.
[
Com
par.
Grander
(grănd′ẽr)
;
sup
erl.
Grandest
.]
[OE.
grant
,
grount
, OF.
grant
, F.
grand
, fr. L.
grandis
; perh. akin to gravis heavy, E.
grave
, a. Cf.
Grandee
.]
1.
Of large size or extent; great; extensive; hence, relatively great; greatest; chief; principal;
as, a
grand
mountain; a
grand
army; a
grand
mistake.
“Our grand foe, Satan.”
Milton.
Making so bold . . . to unseal
Their
grand
commission.
Shakespeare
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.
They are the highest models of expression, the unapproached
masters of the
grand
style.
M. Arnold.
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; – generalIy used in composition;
as, grandfather, grandson, grandchild, etc.
What cause
Mov’d our
grand
parents, in that happy state,
Favor'd of Heaven so highly, to fall off
From their Creator.
Milton.
Syn. – Magnificent; sublime; majestic; dignified; elevated; stately; august; pompous; lofty; eralted; noble.
– Grand, Magnificent, Sublime. Grand, in reference to objects of taste, is applied to that which expands the mind by a sense of vastness and majesty; magnificent is applied to anything which is imposing from its splendor; sublime describes that which is awful and elevating. A cataract is grand; a rich and varied landscape is magnificent; an overhanging precipice is sublime. “Grandeur admits of degrees and modifications; but magnificence is that which has already reached the highest degree of superiority naturally belonging to the object in question.”
Crabb.

Webster 1828 Edition


Grand

GRAND

,
Adj.
[L. grandis.]
1.
Great; but mostly in a figurative sense; illustrious; high in power or dignity; as a grand lord.
2.
Great; splendid; magnificent; as a grand design; a grand parade; a grand view or prospect.
3.
Great; principal; chief; as Satan our grand foe.
4.
Noble; sublime; lofty; conceived or expressed with great dignity; as a grand conception.
In general, we apply the epithet grand to that which is great and elevated, or which elevates and expands our ideas. The ocean,the sky, a lofty tower are grand objects. But to constitute a thing grand, it seems necessary that it should be distinguished by some degree of beauty.
5.
Old; more advanced; as in grandfather, grandmother, that is, old-father; and to correspond with this relation, we use grandson, granddaughter, grandchild.

Definition 2022


Grand

Grand

See also: grand, grànd, gränd, grand-, and grand'

English

Proper noun

Grand

  1. A commune in France

Luxembourgish

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡʀɑnt/
    Rhymes: -ɑnt

Noun

Grand m (uncountable)

  1. grumpiness, morosity

grand

grand

See also: Grand, grànd, gränd, grand-, and grand'

English

Adjective

grand (comparative grander or more grand, superlative grandest or most grand)

  1. Of a large size or extent; great
    a grand mountain
    a grand army
    a grand mistake
  2. Great in size, and fine or imposing in appearance or impression; illustrious, dignified, magnificent.
    a grand monarch
    a grand view
    a grand conception
    His simple vision has transformed into something far more grand.
  3. Having higher rank or more dignity, size, or importance than other persons or things of the same name.
    a grand lodge
    a grand vizier
    a grand piano
    The Grand Viziers of the Ottoman Empire.
  4. (usually in compound forms) Standing in the second or some more remote degree of parentage or descent .
    grandfather, grandson, grand-child
  5. (Ireland, Northern England, colloquial, otherwise dated) Fine; lovely.
    A cup of tea? That'd be grand.

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

Noun

grand (plural grand)

  1. A thousand of some unit of currency, such as dollars or pounds. (Compare G.)
    For usage examples of this term, see Citations:grand.
  2. (music) A grand piano

Translations

Anagrams


French

Etymology

From Middle French grand, from Old French grant, from Latin grandis, grandem, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ghrewə- (to fell, put down, fall in).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡʁɑ̃/

Adjective

grand m (feminine singular grande, masculine plural grands, feminine plural grandes)

  1. big, great, grand
  2. tall
  3. (usually capitalized) Great, an honorific title
    Alexandre le Grand ― Alexander the Great
  4. great; big fat; an intensifier
    un grand tricheur ― a big fat cheater

See also


Friulian

Alternative forms

  • grant (standard orthography)

Adjective

grand

  1. Alternative form of grant

Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse grand (injury, hurt).

Noun

grand n (genitive singular grands, nominative plural grönd)

  1. damage, harm, destruction

Declension

Related terms

Synonyms


Middle French

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old French grant, from Latin grandis, grandem.

Adjective

grand m (feminine singular grande, masculine plural grands, feminine plural grandes) (comparative greigneur, superlative greigneur)

  1. big; large

Descendants


Norman

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old French grant, from Latin grandis, grandem.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡrɑ̃/, /ɡrɔ̃/
  • (Jersey)

Adjective

grand m

  1. (Jersey) big

Derived terms


Romansch

Alternative forms

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Surmiran, Vallader) grond
  • (Sutsilvan) grànd

Etymology

From Latin grandis, grandem.

Adjective

grand m (feminine singular granda, masculine plural grands, feminine plural grandas)

  1. (Puter) big, large
  2. (Puter) tall

Swedish

Noun

grand n

  1. a mote, a speck, something very small and unimportant
    Huru kommer det till, att du ser grandet i din broders öga, men icke bliver varse bjälken i ditt eget öga?
    And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? (Matthew 7:3)

Declension

Inflection of grand 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative grand grandet grand granden
Genitive grands grandets grands grandens

Usage notes

  • The form grann is used in the adverb litegrann (a bit), which in older texts can be written litet grand.
  • Phrases like vi åt lunch på Grand, refer to a "Grand Hotel" available in several towns

Walloon

Etymology

From Old French grant, from Latin grandis, grandem.

Adjective

grand m (feminine singular grande, masculine plural grands, feminine plural grandes)

  1. large, big