Other forms: grandest; grander; grands

Something that's grand is large and impressive. A fancy, catered birthday party with a guest list of hundreds could be described as grand.

The adjective grand can be used in many different ways: it can describe big things, like a grand piano or the Grand Canyon, or luxurious things, like the grand leather seats in your dad's Cadillac. You can also use grand to simply mean "wonderful," as when you exclaim, "Chocolate cake for dessert! Isn't this grand!" Grand is also a slang term for "a thousand dollars." The Latin root is grandis, "big, great, full, or abundant."

Definitions of grand
  1. adjective
    large and impressive in physical size or extent
    “the bridge is a grand structure”
    big, large
    above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
  2. adjective
    of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope
    “in the grand manner”
    “collecting on a grand scale”
    synonyms: expansive, heroic
    making a strong or vivid impression
  3. adjective
    used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person
    synonyms: distinguished, imposing, magisterial
    having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance
  4. adjective
    rich and superior in quality
    synonyms: deluxe, gilded, luxurious, opulent, princely, sumptuous
    suggestive of or characterized by great expense
  5. adjective
    the most important and magnificent in adornment
    grand ballroom”
    grand staircase”
    important, of import
    of great significance or value
  6. adjective
    of or befitting a lord
    synonyms: august, lordly
    of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times
  7. adjective
    extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers
    synonyms: fantastic, howling, incredible, marvellous, marvelous, rattling, terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous
    beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable
  8. adjective
    of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
    “a grand purpose”
    synonyms: elevated, exalted, high-flown, high-minded, idealistic, lofty, noble-minded, rarefied, rarified, sublime
    having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character
  9. noun
    the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
    synonyms: 1000, G, K, M, chiliad, one thousand, thou, thousand, yard
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    a sum or aggregate of one thousand (especially one thousand years)
    type of:
    large integer
    an integer equal to or greater than ten
  10. noun
    a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs
    synonyms: grand piano
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    baby grand, baby grand piano, parlor grand, parlor grand piano, parlour grand, parlour grand piano
    a small grand piano
    concert grand, concert piano
    a grand piano suitable for concert performances
    type of:
    forte-piano, piano, pianoforte
    a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds




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