Grand - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡrænd|  American pronunciation of the word grand
Brit.  |ɡrand|  British pronunciation of the word grand

noun

- the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100 (syn: 1000, chiliad, g, k, m, thou, thousand, yard)
- a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs

adjective

- of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope(syn: expansive, heroic)
- of or befitting a lord (syn: august, lordly)
- ostentatiously rich and superior in quality (syn: deluxe, gilded, lush, luxurious, opulent, princely, sumptuous)
- extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers (syn: fantastic, howling, marvellous, marvelous, rattling, terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous)
- of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style(syn: elevated, exalted, high-flown, high-minded, idealistic, lofty, noble-minded, rarefied, rarified, sublime)
- large and impressive in physical size or extent
- the most important and magnificent in adornment
- used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person (syn: distinguished, imposing, magisterial)

Examples

He thinks everything the government does is part of some grand conspiracy.

the beauty of nature's grand design

The neighborhood includes many grand old homes.

His job is much less grand than his title makes it sound.

My great aunt lived to the grand old age of 103.

Despite its grand name, the hotel is small and somewhat seedy.

He made some grand statements about the company's future.

They celebrated their anniversary in grand style.

He planned to make a grand entrance, driving up to the house in a fancy red sports car.

We won the grand prize.

He bought a used car for about five grand.

You don't look grand.

He lost three grand in the gambling casino last night.

The party was a grand affair.

New Yorkers build on a grand scale.

Word forms

noun
singular: grand
plural: grand
adjective
comparative: grander
superlative: grandest
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