grand [grand] /grænd/ Show IPA adjective, grander, grandest, noun, pluralgrands for 13, grand for 14.
impressive in size, appearance, or general effect:
grand mountain scenery.
stately, majestic, or dignified:
In front of an audience her manner is grand and regal.
highly ambitious or idealistic:
grand ideas for bettering the political situation.
magnificent or splendid:
a grand palace.
noble or revered:
a grand old man.
highest, or very high, in rank or official dignity:
a grand potentate.
main or principal; chief:
the grand ballroom.
of great importance, distinction, or pretension:
a man used to entertaining grand personages.
complete or comprehensive:
a grand total.
pretending to grandeur, as a result of minor success, good fortune, etc.; conceited:
Jane is awfully grand since she got promoted.
first-rate; very good; splendid:
to have a grand time; to feel grand.
written on a large scale or for a large ensemble:
a grand fugue.
an amount equal to a thousand dollars:
The cops found most of the loot, but they're still missing about five grand.
1350–1400; 1920–25 for def 14; Middle English gra(u)nd, gra(u)nt < Old French grant, grand < Latin grand- (stem of grandis) great, large full-grown
2. princely, regal, royal, exalted. 4. great, large, palatial; brilliant, superb. 9. inclusive.
1. insignificant. 2. modest, unassuming. 3. small; mean. 7. minor.