Grand Prix


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Grand Prix

 (gräN′ prē′)
n. pl. Grand Prix (prēz′, prē′)
Any of several competitive international road races for sports cars of specific engine size over an exacting, usually risky course.

[French, short for Grand Prix de Paris, originally an international horserace established in 1863 at Longchamp in Paris.]

Grand Prix

(French ɡrɑ̃ pri)
n
1. (Motor Racing)
a. any of a series of formula motor races held to determine the annual Drivers' World Championship
b. (as modifier): a Grand Prix car.
2. (Horse Racing) horse racing a race for three-year-old horses run at Maisons Lafitte near Paris
3. (Individual Sports, other than specified) a very important competitive event in various other sports, such as athletics, snooker, or powerboating
[French: great prize]

Grand Prix

(Fr. grɑ̃ ˈpri)

n., pl. Grand Prix, Grands Prix, Grand Prixes (all pronounced Fr. grɑ̃ ˈpriz)
(sometimes l.c.) an automobile race over a long, arduous course.
[1905–10; < French: grand prize]

Grand Prix

1. A French phrase meaning great prize, used to mean any of several road races for sports cars held in various countries around the world.
2. “Large Prize” events for Formula One cars, which compete for the World Drivers’ Championship.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Grand Prix - one of several international races
auto race, automobile race, car race - a race between (usually high-performance) automobiles
Translations

Grand Prix

[ˌgrɒnˈpriː] n (MOTOR RACING)grand prix m automobilegrand slam Grand Slam ngrand chelem m
to win a Grand Slam → gagner un grand chelem

Grand Prix

[grɒnˈpriː] n (Aut) → Gran Premio, Grand Prix m inv
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