Meaning of grand

grand

Pronunciation: (grand), [key]
— adj., n., pl. grand•er, grand•est, grands grand
—adj.
  1. impressive in size, appearance, or general effect: grand mountain scenery.
  2. stately, majestic, or dignified: In front of an audience her manner is grand and regal.
  3. highly ambitious or idealistic: grand ideas for bettering the political situation.
  4. magnificent or splendid: a grand palace.
  5. noble or revered: a grand old man.
  6. highest, or very high, in rank or official dignity: a grand potentate.
  7. main or principal; chief: the grand ballroom.
  8. of great importance, distinction, or pretension: a man used to entertaining grand personages.
  9. complete or comprehensive: a grand total.
  10. pretending to grandeur, as a result of minor success, good fortune, etc.; conceited: Jane is awfully grand since she got promoted.
  11. first-rate; very good; splendid: to have a grand time; to feel grand.
  12. written on a large scale or for a large ensemble: a grand fugue.
—n.
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  2. an amount equal to a thousand dollars: The cops found most of the loot, but they're still missing about five grand.

grand-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form used in genealogical terminology meaning “one generation more remote”: grandfather; grandnephew.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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