• IPA: /ɡɹænd/

grand (comparative grander, superlative grandest)

  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
    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. i 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.
  6. (music) Containing all the parts proper to a given form of composition.
Related terms Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • German: groß
  • Russian: пра-

grand (plural grands)

  1. (plural "grand") A thousand of some unit of currency, such as dollars or pounds. (Compare G.)
  2. (musical instruments, plural "grands") A grand piano
  • German: Tausi (colloquial)
  • Russian: шту́ка
  • Spanish: mil

grand (plural grands)

  1. A grandparent or grandchild.
    • 1987, Toni Morrison, Beloved, page 269:
      Once, in Maryland, he met four families of slaves who had all been together for a hundred years: great-grands, grands, mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, cousins, children.
    • 2012, Brenda Jackson, Texas Wild & Beyond Temptation, page 47 ↗:
      Her granddaughter and great-granddaughter went with us as chaperones. Did I ever tell you that she had six grands and two great-grands? […] And Emily agrees with me it's a shame that I don't even have a grand.

Proper noun
  1. A commune in France

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