grandness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grandness - a prominent status; "a person of importance"
standing - social or financial or professional status or reputation; "of equal standing"; "a member in good standing"
emphasis, accent - special importance or significance; "the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis"; "the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents"
primacy - the state of being first in importance
2.grandness - unusual largeness in size or extent or number
bigness, largeness - the property of having a relatively great size
enormity - vastness of size or extent; "in careful usage the noun enormity is not used to express the idea of great size"; "universities recognized the enormity of their task"
3.grandness - the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grandgrandness - the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand; "for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel"; "his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects"; "it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor"; "an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art"; "advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products"
elegance - a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste; "she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"
eclat - brilliant or conspicuous success or effect; "the eclat of a great achievement"
4.grandness - splendid or imposing in size or appearance; "the grandness of the architecture"; "impressed by the richness of the flora"
excellence - the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree
expansiveness, expansivity - a quality characterized by magnificence of scale or the tendency to expand; "the expansiveness of their extravagant life style was soon curtailed"
majesty, stateliness, loftiness - impressiveness in scale or proportion

grandness

noun
Something meriting the highest praise or regard:
Translations

grandness

[ˈgrændnɪs] N
1. (= impressiveness) [of building, architecture] → lo espléndido, grandiosidad f; [of clothes] → suntuosidad f; [of occasion, spectacle] → solemnidad f; [of person] → distinción f
2. (= pompousness) [of manner, behaviour] → pomposidad f

grandness

ngrandiose Art; (of architecture, building also)Pracht f; (of scheme)groß angelegte Art; (of person, clothes, manner)Vornehmheit f; (of occasion)Größe f; (of gesture)Großartigkeit f
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