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grand

 (grănd)
adj. grand·er, grand·est
1.
a. Large and impressive in size or extent: a forest of grand trees; corruption on a grand scale.
b. Sweeping in ambition or conception: a grand scheme to build a canal across the desert.
2.
a. Very pleasing; wonderful; splendid: The children had a grand time playing in the barn.
b. Characterized by splendor or magnificence: A grand meal was laid before them. The emperor made a grand entrance on his horse.
3.
a. Having more importance than others; principal: won the grand prize.
b. Having higher rank than others of the same category: the grand admiral of the fleet.
4.
a. Dignified or noble, as in appearance or effect: the grand style of the great orators; the grand old man of British letters.
b. Having a serious moral purpose; noble: an endeavor with a grand mission.
5. Of a haughty or pretentious nature: put on a grand manner.
6. Including or covering all units or aspects: the grand total.
n.
1. A grand piano.
2. pl. grand Slang A thousand dollars: sold the car for six grand.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin grandis.]

grand′ly adv.
grand′ness n.
Synonyms: grand, magnificent, imposing, stately, majestic, august
These adjectives mean strikingly large in size, scope, or extent. Both grand and magnificent apply to what is physically or aesthetically impressive. Grand implies dignity, sweep, or eminence: a grand hotel lobby with marble floors. Magnificent suggests splendor, sumptuousness, and grandeur: a magnificent cathedral. Imposing describes what impresses by virtue of its size, bearing, or power: an imposing array of skyscrapers. Stately refers principally to what is dignified and handsome: a stately home set back from the street. Majestic suggests lofty dignity or sublime beauty: the majestic snowcapped Alps. August describes what inspires solemn reverence or awe: the august presence of the black-robed judges.

grand

(ɡrænd)
adj
1. large or impressive in size, extent, or consequence: grand mountain scenery.
2. characterized by or attended with magnificence or display; sumptuous: a grand feast.
3. of great distinction or pretension; dignified or haughty
4. designed to impress: he punctuated his story with grand gestures.
5. very good; wonderful
6. comprehensive; complete: a grand total.
7. worthy of respect; fine: a grand old man.
8. (Art Terms) large or impressive in conception or execution: grand ideas.
9. most important; chief: the grand arena.
npl grand
10. (Instruments) short for grand piano
11. slang a thousand pounds or dollars
[C16: from Old French, from Latin grandis]
ˈgrandly adv
ˈgrandness n

grand

(grænd)

adj. grand•er, grand•est, adj.
1. impressive in size, appearance, or general effect: grand mountain scenery.
2. stately; dignified.
3. highly ambitious or idealistic: grand ideas for bettering the political situation.
4. esteemed; revered: a grand old man.
5. high in rank or official dignity.
6. of great importance, distinction, or pretension: grand personages.
7. complete; comprehensive: a grand total.
8. pretending to grandeur.
9. first-rate; splendid: had a grand time.
n.
11. Informal. a thousand dollars.
[1350–1400; < Old French grant, grand < Latin grandis great, large, full-grown]
grand′ly, adv.
grand′ness, n.

grand-

a combining form used in kinship terms with the meaning “one generation more remote” than the relation denoted by the base word: grandson.
[< French, paralleling uses of Latin māgnus and Greek megalo-]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grand - the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
large integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten
millenary - a sum or aggregate of one thousand (especially one thousand years)
2.grand - a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped framegrand - a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs
concert grand, concert piano - a grand piano suitable for concert performances
leg - one of the supports for a piece of furniture
forte-piano, piano, pianoforte - a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
Adj.1.grand - of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope; "an expansive lifestyle"; "in the grand manner"; "collecting on a grand scale"; "heroic undertakings"
impressive - making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"
2.grand - of or befitting a lordgrand - of or befitting a lord; "heir to a lordly fortune"; "of august lineage"
noble - of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times; "of noble birth"
3.grand - rich and superior in quality; "a princely sum"; "gilded dining rooms"
rich - suggestive of or characterized by great expense; "a rich display"
4.grand - extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers; "a fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of rare books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a tremendous achievement"
extraordinary - beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable; "extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary session of the legislature"
5.grand - of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; "an exalted ideal"; "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks; "a noble and lofty concept"; "a grand purpose"
noble - having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character; "a noble spirit"; "noble deeds"
6.grand - large and impressive in physical size or extent; "the bridge is a grand structure"
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"
7.grand - the most important and magnificent in adornment; "grand ballroom"; "grand staircase"
important, of import - of great significance or value; "important people"; "the important questions of the day"
8.grand - used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person; "his distinguished bearing"; "the monarch's imposing presence"; "she reigned in magisterial beauty"
dignified - having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance; "her dignified demeanor"; "the director of the school was a dignified white-haired gentleman"

grand

adjective
2. ambitious, great, glorious, lofty, grandiose, exalted, ostentatious He arrived in America full of grand schemes and lofty dreams.
3. superior, great, lordly, noble, elevated, eminent, majestic, dignified, stately, lofty, august, illustrious, pompous, pretentious, haughty She's too busy with her grand new friends to bother with us now.
4. excellent, great (informal), fine, wonderful, very good, brilliant, outstanding, smashing (informal), superb, first-class, divine, marvellous (informal), terrific (informal), splendid, awesome (slang), world-class, admirable, super (informal), first-rate, splendiferous (facetious) He was having a grand time meeting new people.
excellent bad, poor, terrible, awful, pants (informal), crappy (slang), poxy (slang), chickenshit (U.S. slang)

grand

adjective
1. Large and impressive in size, scope, or extent:
2. Exceedingly dignified in form, tone, or style:
3. Raised to or occupying a high position or rank:
Translations
ألف دولاررائِع، مُمْتِععَظِيمفَخْم، مَهيبفخور، فخْم
velkolepývznešenýbáječnýhrdýprima
finherligprægtigpragtfuldstolt
mahtavasuuri
nad-veličanstvenvelik
nagy ember
merkilegur; göfugmannleguròúsund dollarar/pundprÿîilegurstórkostlegur, tilkomumikillvirîulegur
壮大な壮麗
웅대한
bendroji sumafortepijonasgarbusišdidusiškilmingas finalas
cildensdižensievērojamskrāšņslielisks
tisícka
imeniten
storslagen
ยิ่งใหญ่
hùng vĩ

grand

[grænd] (grander (compar) (grandest (superl)))
A. ADJ
1. (= impressive) [building, architecture] → imponente, grandioso; [clothes] → elegante; [person] → distinguido
the job isn't as grand as it soundsel trabajo no es de tanta categoría como parece
I went to a rather grand dinnerfui a una cena bastante lujosa or solemne
to make a grand entrancehacer una entrada solemne
grand finalebroche m de oro
for the grand finalecomo broche de oro ...
last night diplomats were preparing for the summit's grand finaleanoche los diplomáticos se preparaban para la apoteosis de la conferencia cumbre
a grand gesture (magnanimous) → un gesto magnánimo; (ostentatious) → un gesto grandilocuente
in the grand mannerpor todo lo alto
it was a very grand occasionfue una ocasión muy espléndida
the grand old man of English politicsel patriarca de la política inglesa
grand openingapertura f solemne
on a grand scalea gran escala
to do sth in grand stylehacer algo a lo grande or por todo lo alto
2. (= ambitious) [scheme, plan, design, strategy] → ambicioso
3. (o.f.) (= great) [adventure, experience] → maravilloso, fabuloso; [weather, day, person] → estupendo
what grand weather we've been having!¡qué tiempo más estupendo nos ha estado haciendo!, ¡qué tiempo tan estupendo hemos tenido!
we've had some grand times together, haven't we?nos lo hemos pasado estupendamente juntos, ¿verdad?
that's grand!¡fabuloso!
4. (in hotel names) → gran
B. N
1. (= thousand) ten grand (Brit) → diez mil libras (US) → diez mil dólares
we still need another couple of grandaún necesitamos otras dos mil
2. (also grand piano) → piano m de cola
see also baby C3
C. CPD the Grand Canyon N (US) → el Gran Cañón del Colorado
grand duchess Ngran duquesa f
grand duchy Ngran ducado m
grand duke Ngran duque m
grand jury N (esp US) (Jur) → jurado m de acusación (que decide si hay suficiente causa para llevar a algn a juicio)
grand larceny N (US) (Jur) → hurto m de mayor cuantía
grand mal N (Med) → grand mal m
grand master N (Chess) → gran maestro m (de ajedrez)
the Grand National N (Brit) (Horse racing) → el Grand National
the Grand Old Party N (US) mote que tiene el partido republicano de Estados Unidos desde 1880
grand opera Ngran ópera f
grand piano Npiano m de cola
Grand Prix NGrand Prix m, Gran Premio m
grand slam N (Sport) → gran slam m
to win the grand slamganar el gran slam
grand total Ntotal m
a grand total of £50un total de 50 libras
grand tour N (hum) (= trip) → recorrido m de rigor (hum)
we'll give you a grand tour of the housete haremos el recorrido de rigor por la casa
the Grand Tour N (Hist) → la gran gira europea
grand vizier N (Hist) → gran visir m
GRAND JURY
En el sistema legal estadounidense, un grand jury es un jurado de consulta que decide si debe acusarse a una persona de un delito y llevarla a juicio. Este jurado está compuesto por un número de miembros que oscila entre doce y veintitrés, y normalmente llevan a cabo sus reuniones en secreto. El grand jury tiene autoridad para citar a testigos a prestar declaración.
Además del grand jury, existe en la legislación americana otro jurado llamado trial jury (jurado de juicio) o petit jury, compuesto de doce miembros, cuya función es la de determinar la inocencia o culpabilidad del acusado ante el tribunal.

grand

[ˈgrænd]
adj
(= impressive) → grandiose, imposant(e)
Samantha lives in a very grand house → Samantha habite une maison grandiose.
(= terrific) → magnifique, formidable
(= overall) [design, plan] → d'ensemble
grand total → somme totale
n
a grand (British) (= one thousand pounds) → mille livres fpl (US) (= one thousand dollars) → mille dollars mpl

grand

adj (+er)
(= imposing)grandios; architecture, buildingprachtvoll, grandios; scheme, strategygroß angelegt; gesturegroßartig; ideashochfliegend; person, clothes, mannervornehm; jobbedeutend; grand designgroß angelegter (Gesamt)plan; on a grand scaleim großen Rahmen; to make a grand entranceeinen großen Auftritt inszenieren; to do something in the grand manneretw im großen Stil tun; to give oneself grand airsden großen Herrn/die große Dame spielen; grand occasiongroßer or feierlicher Anlass; the grand openingdie große Eröffnung; the grand old man of English politicsder große Alte or der Grand Old Man der englischen Politik
(dated: = great, wonderful, inf) activity, experience, success, ideafabelhaft, großartig; personfantastisch (inf), → phantastisch (inf), → toll (inf); to have a grand (old) timesich glänzend or großartig amüsieren
n
(Fin inf: = thousand pounds or dollars) → Riese m (inf); ten grandzehn Riesen (inf)
(Mus inf: = grand piano) → Flügel m ? also baby grand (piano)

grand

:
grandaunt
nGroßtante f
Grand Canary
nGran Canaria nt
Grand Canyon
nGrand Canyon m
grandchild
nEnkel (→ kind nt) m
grand(d)ad
n (inf)Opa m (inf), → Opi m (inf)
granddaughter
nEnkelin f
grand duchess
nGroßherzogin f
grand duchy
nGroßherzogtum nt
grand duke
nGroßherzog m

grand

:
grandma
n (inf)Oma f (inf), → Omi f (inf)
grand mal
n (Med) → Grand Mal nt
grand master, grandmaster
n (Chess) → Großmeister(in) m(f)
grandmother
nGroßmutter f
grandmotherly
Grand National
nGrand National nt (bedeutendes Pferderennen in Großbritannien)

grand

:
Grand Old Party
n the grand (US Pol) → die Republikanische Partei
grand opera
ngroße Oper
grandpa
n (inf)Opa m (inf), → Opi m (inf)
grandparent
nGroßelternteil m (form), → Großvater m/-mutter f
grandparents
plGroßeltern pl
grand piano
nFlügel m
Grand Prix
nGrand Prix m
grand slam
n (Bridge) → Großschlemm m; to win the grand (Sport) → alle Wettbewerbe gewinnen
grandson
nEnkel(sohn) m
grandstand
nHaupttribüne f; a grand finisheine Entscheidung auf den letzten Metern; to have a grand view of something(direkten) Blick auf etw (acc)haben
grand total
nGesamtsumme f; a grand of £50insgesamt £ 50
grand tour
n
the Grand Tour (Hist) → die Kavalierstour
(fig, of a place) → große Besichtigungstour; to give somebody a grand of somethingjdm etw in allen Einzelheiten zeigen
grand vizier
n (Hist) → Großwesir m

grand

[grænd]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (splendid, occasion, person) → splendido/a, magnifico/a; (person, important) → altolocato/a; (style, house) → sontuoso/a, grandioso/a (fam) (very pleasant) → eccezionale, stupendo/a
we had a grand time → ce la siamo proprio spassata
the grand old man of ... → il grande vecchio di...
2. n (fam) → mille dollari mpl (or sterline fpl)

grand

(grӕnd) adjective
1. splendid; magnificent. a grand procession.
2. proud. She gives herself grand airs.
3. very pleasant. a grand day at the seaside.
4. highly respected. a grand old man.
nounplural grand
a slang term for $1,000 or 1,000. I paid five grand for that car.
grand finale
the final act or scene in a show etc, usually with all the actors, singers etc on the stage.
grand jury
in the United States, a jury which decides whether there is enough evidence for a person to be brought to trial.
grand piano
a type of piano with a large flat top shaped like a harp.
ˈgrandstand noun
rows of raised seats at a sports ground etc. We watched the sports meeting from the grandstand; (also adjective) grandstand seats; We had a grandstand (= a very good) view of the parade.
grand total
the final total; the total of several smaller totals.

grand

عَظِيم velkolepý stor großartig επιβλητικός grandioso mahtava magnifique veličanstven grandioso 壮大な 웅대한 groots storartet wielki grandioso величественный storslagen ยิ่งใหญ่ gösterişli hùng vĩ 盛大的
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No sooner had he crossed the border of this domain when two guards seized him and carried him before the Grand Gallipoot of the Growleywogs, who scowled upon him ferociously and asked him why he dared intrude upon his territory.
Guph was considerably shaken when he fell upon the hard ground, but he appeared to take no notice of the impertinence and composed himself to speak again to the Grand Gallipoot.
I know it well,'' said Nathan; ``but wottest thou that Lucas de Beaumanoir, the chief of their Order, and whom they term Grand Master, is now himself at Templestowe?
Then they made their way through the front rows of stalls and looked at Box Five on the grand tier, They could not see it well, because it was half in darkness and because great covers were flung over the red velvet of the ledges of all the boxes.
Convinced that I could not be mistaken in my conjecture I instantly sprang from the Carriage I had just entered, and following the Venerable Stranger into the Room he had been shewn to, I threw myself on my knees before him and besought him to acknowledge me as his Grand Child.
When he had lain there some time, he was told to get up, and a white leather apron, such as the others wore, was put on him: he was given a trowel and three pairs of gloves, and then the Grand Master addressed him.
It must be stated, in honor of the good sense of the loungers of Paris, that the greater part of this crowd directed their steps towards the bonfire, which was quite in season, or towards the mystery play, which was to be presented in the grand hall of the Palais de Justice (the courts of law), which was well roofed and walled; and that the curious left the poor, scantily flowered maypole to shiver all alone beneath the sky of January, in the cemetery of the Chapel of Braque.
The telescopulist--or the telescopulariat--I do not know which is right--said a party were making a grand ascent, and would come in sight on the remote upper heights, presently; so we waited to observe this performance.
Nevertheless, as upon the good conduct of the harpooneers the success of a whaling voyage largely depends, and since in the American Fishery he is not only an important officer in the boat, but under certain circumstances (night watches on a whaling ground) the command of the ship's deck is also his; therefore the grand political maxim of the sea demands, that he should nominally live apart from the men before the mast, and be in some way distinguished as their professional superior; though always, by them, familiarly regarded as their social equal.
My good man," said the Grand Pensionary, putting out his head from the window, and risking all for gaining all; "my good man, it is for me, John de Witt, and for my brother Cornelius, who I am taking away into exile.
To the inhabitants of the District of Grand Pre, Minas, River Canard,
We wandered, also, through the Grand Trianon and the Petit Trianon, those monuments of royal prodigality, and with histories so mournful--filled, as it is, with souvenirs of Napoleon the First, and three dead kings and as many queens.