grand

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."

Primary Meanings of grand

1.
adj
large and impressive in physical size or extent
2.
n
the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
3.
n
a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs
Full Definitions of grand
1

adj large and impressive in physical size or extent

“the bridge is a grand structure”
Synonyms:
big, large
above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent

adj of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope

“in the grand manner”
“collecting on a grand scale”
Synonyms:
expansive, heroic
impressive
making a strong or vivid impression

adj used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person

Synonyms:
distinguished, imposing, magisterial
dignified
having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance

adj rich and superior in quality

Synonyms:
deluxe, gilded, luxurious, opulent, princely, sumptuous
rich
suggestive of or characterized by great expense

adj the most important and magnificent in adornment

grand ballroom”
grand staircase”
Synonyms:
important, of import
of great significance or value

adj of or befitting a lord

Synonyms:
august, lordly
noble
of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times

adj extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers

Synonyms:
fantastic, howling, marvellous, marvelous, rattling, terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous
extraordinary
beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable

adj 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
noble
having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character
2

n the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

Synonyms:
1000, G, K, M, chiliad, one thousand, thou, thousand, yard
Types:
millenary
a sum or aggregate of one thousand (especially one thousand years)
Type of:
large integer
an integer equal to or greater than ten
3

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

Synonyms:
grand piano
Types:
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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