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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GRAND, a. [L. grandis.]
1. Great; but mostly in a figurative sense; illustrious; high in power or dignity; as a grand lord.
2. Great; splendid; magnificent; as a grand design; a grand parade; a grand view or prospect.
3. Great; principal; chief; as Satan our grand foe.
4. Noble; sublime; lofty; conceived or expressed with great dignity; as a grand conception.
In general, we apply the epithet grand to that which is great and elevated, or which elevates and expands our ideas. The ocean,the sky, a lofty tower are grand objects. But to constitute a thing grand, it seems necessary that it should be distinguished by some degree of beauty.
5. Old; more advanced; as in grandfather, grandmother, that is, old-father; and to correspond with this relation, we use grandson, granddaughter, grandchild.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: 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" [syn: expansive, grand, heroic]
2: of or befitting a lord; "heir to a lordly fortune"; "of august lineage" [syn: august, grand, lordly]
3: rich and superior in quality; "a princely sum"; "gilded dining rooms" [syn: deluxe, gilded, grand, luxurious, opulent, princely, sumptuous]
4: 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" [syn: fantastic, grand, howling, marvelous, marvellous, rattling, terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous]
5: 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" [syn: exalted, elevated, sublime, grand, high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-minded]
6: large and impressive in physical size or extent; "the bridge is a grand structure"
7: the most important and magnificent in adornment; "grand ballroom"; "grand staircase"
8: 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" [syn: distinguished, grand, imposing, magisterial] n
1: the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100 [syn: thousand, one thousand, 1000, M, K, chiliad, G, grand, thou, yard]
2: a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs [syn: grand piano, grand]

Merriam Webster's

geographical name 1. river 260 miles (418 kilometers) SW Michigan flowing N & W into Lake Michigan 2. river 300 miles (483 kilometers) NW Missouri flowing SE into Missouri River 3. river 200 miles (322 kilometers) N South Dakota flowing E into Missouri River 4. the Colorado River from its source to junction with Green River in SE Utah a former name 5. see Neosho

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: Anglo-French grant, grand, large, great, grand, from Latin grandis Date: 1548 1. a. having more importance than others ; foremost b. having higher rank than others bearing the same general designation <the grand champion> 2. a. inclusive, comprehensive <the grand total of all money paid out> b. definitive, incontrovertible <grand example> 3. chief, principal 4. large and striking in size, scope, extent, or conception <grand design> 5. a. lavish, sumptuous <a grand celebration> b. marked by a regal form and dignity c. fine or imposing in appearance or impression d. lofty, sublime <writing in the grand style> 6. a. pretending to social superiority ; supercilious b. intended to impress <a person of grand gestures> 7. very good ; wonderful <a grand time> grandly adverb grandness noun Synonyms: grand, magnificent, imposing, stately, majestic, grandiose mean large and impressive. grand adds to greatness of size the implications of handsomeness and dignity <a grand staircase>. magnificent implies an impressive largeness proportionate to scale without sacrifice of dignity or good taste <magnificent paintings>. imposing implies great size and dignity but especially stresses impressiveness <an imposing edifice>. stately may suggest poised dignity, erectness of bearing, handsomeness of proportions, ceremonious deliberation of movement <the stately procession>. majestic combines the implications of imposing and stately and usually adds a suggestion of solemn grandeur <a majestic waterfall>. grandiose implies a size or scope exceeding ordinary experience <grandiose hydroelectric projects> but is most commonly applied derogatorily to inflated pretension or absurd exaggeration <grandiose schemes>. II. noun Date: 1840 1. grand piano 2. plural grand slang a thousand dollars

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. 1 a splendid, magnificent, imposing, dignified. b solemn or lofty in conception, execution, or expression; noble. 2 main; of chief importance (grand staircase; grand entrance). 3 (Grand) of the highest rank, esp. in official titles (Grand Cross; grand vizier; Grand Inquisitor). 4 colloq. excellent, enjoyable (had a grand time; in grand condition). 5 belonging to high society; wealthy (the grand folk at the big house). 6 (in comb.) in names of family relationships, denoting the second degree of ascent or descent (granddaughter). 7 (Grand) (in French phrases or imitations) great (grand army; Grand Monarch; Grand Hotel). 8 Law serious, important (grand larceny) (cf. COMMON, PETTY). --n. 1 = grand piano. 2 (pl. same) (usu. in pl.) esp. US sl. a thousand dollars or pounds. Phrases and idioms: grand aunt a great-aunt (see GREAT adj. 11). grand duchy a State ruled by a grand duke or duchess. grand duke (or duchess) 1 a prince (or princess) or noble person ruling over a territory. 2 (Grand Duke) hist. the son or grandson of a Russian tsar. grand jury esp. US Law a jury selected to examine the validity of an accusation prior to trial. grand master 1 a chess-player of the highest class. 2 the head of a military order of knighthood, of Freemasons, etc. Grand National a steeplechase held annually at Aintree, Liverpool. grand nephew (or niece) a great-nephew or -niece (see GREAT adj. 11). grand opera opera on a serious theme, or in which the entire libretto (including dialogue) is sung. grand piano a large full-toned piano standing on three legs, with the body, strings, and soundboard arranged horizontally and in line with the keys. grand slam 1 Sport the winning of all of a group of championships. 2 Bridge the winning of 13 tricks. grand total the final amount after everything is added up; the sum of other totals. grand tour hist. a cultural tour of Europe, esp. in the 18th c. for educational purposes. Derivatives: grandly adv. grandness n. Etymology: ME f. AF graunt, OF grant f. L grandis full-grown

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mogul Mo*gul", n. [From the Mongolian.] 1. A person of the Mongolian race. 2. (Railroad) A heavy locomotive for freight traffic, having three pairs of connected driving wheels and a two-wheeled truck. Great, or Grand, Mogul, the sovereign of the empire founded in Hindostan by the Mongols under Baber in the sixteenth century. Hence, a very important personage; a lord; -- sometimes only mogul.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Climacteric Cli*mac"ter*ic, n. 1. A period in human life in which some great change is supposed to take place in the constitution. The critical periods are thought by some to be the years produced by multiplying 7 into the odd numbers 3, 5, 7, and 9; to which others add the 81st year. 2. Any critical period. It is your lot, as it was mine, to live during one of the grand climacterics of the world. --Southey. Grand or Great climacteric, the sixty-third year of human life. I should hardly yield my rigid fibers to be regenerated by them; nor begin, in my grand climacteric, to squall in their new accents, or to stammer, in my second cradle, the elemental sounds of their barbarous metaphysics. --Burke.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Grand Grand, a. [Compar. Grander; superl. Grandest.] [OE. grant, grount, OF. grant, F. grand, fr. L. grandis; perh. akin to gravis heavy, E. grave, a. Cf. Grandee.] 1. Of large size or extent; great; extensive; hence, relatively great; greatest; chief; principal; as, a grand mountain; a grand army; a grand mistake. ``Our grand foe, Satan.'' --Milton. Making so bold . . . to unseal Their grand commission. --Shak. 2. Great in size, and fine or imposing in appearance or impression; illustrious, dignifled, or noble (said of persons); majestic, splendid, magnificent, or sublime (said of things); as, a grand monarch; a grand lord; a grand general; a grand view; a grand conception. They are the highest models of expression, the unapproached masters of the grand style. --M. Arnold. 3. Having higher rank or more dignity, size, or importance than other persons or things of the same name; as, a grand lodge; a grand vizier; a grand piano, etc. 4. Standing in the second or some more remote degree of parentage or descent; -- generalIy used in composition; as, grandfather, grandson, grandchild, etc. What cause Mov'd our grand parents, in that happy state, Favor'd of Heaven so highly, to fall off From their Creator. --Milton. Grand action, a pianoforte action, used in grand pianos, in which special devices are employed to obtain perfect action of the hammer in striking and leaving the string. Grand Army of the Republic, an organized voluntary association of men who served in the Union army or navy during the civil war in the United States. The order has chapters, called Posts, throughout the country.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(grander, grandest, grands) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. Note: The form 'grand' is used as the plural for meaning 8. 1. If you describe a building or a piece of scenery as grand, you mean that its size or appearance is very impressive. ...this grand building in the center of town... The scenery of South Island is on a grand scale. = majestic ADJ 2. Grand plans or actions are intended to achieve important results. The grand design of Europe's monetary union is already agreed. ADJ 3. People who are grand think they are important or socially superior. He is grander and even richer than the Prince of Wales... ADJ [disapproval] 4. If you describe an activity or experience as grand, you mean that it is very pleasant and enjoyable. The dinner was a grand success... He was having a grand time meeting new sorts of people. = great ADJ 5. You can describe someone or something as grand when you admire or approve of them very much. (INFORMAL, SPOKEN) He was a grand bloke. = great, wonderful ADJ [approval] 6. A grand total is one that is the final amount or the final result of a calculation. It came to a grand total of 220,329. ADJ: ADJ n 7. Grand is often used in the names of buildings such as hotels, especially when they are very large. They stayed at The Grand Hotel, Budapest. ADJ: ADJ n 8. A grand is a thousand dollars or a thousand pounds. (INFORMAL) They're paying you ten grand now for those adaptations of old plays. N-COUNT: usu a/num N 9. see also grandly

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Stately, lordly, princely, august, majestic, exalted, elevated, dignified, eminent, illustrious, great, high in power, of great dignity. 2. Magnificent, splendid, superb, glorious, noble, sublime, lofty. 3. Principal, chief, superior, main, leading.

Moby Thesaurus

Babylonian, C, C-note, Corinthian, G, G-note, Klavier, M, Steinway, admirable, advantageous, aggrandized, all-inclusive, apotheosized, aristocratic, august, auspicious, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, baby grand, barbaric, baronial, beatified, beneficial, benevolent, big, big-league, big-name, big-time, bigwig, bigwigged, bon, bonny, braw, buck, bueno, bumper, canonized, capital, cartwheel, celebrated, cembalo, cent, century, chief, chiliad, chiliagon, chiliahedron, chiliarch, chiliarchia, clarichord, clavicembalo, clavichord, clavicittern, clavicymbal, clavicytherium, clavier, cogent, commendable, complete, comprehensive, concert grand, consequential, considerable, copper, cottage piano, couched harp, courtly, deep, deified, deluxe, dignified, dime, distinguished, dollar, dollar bill, double-barreled, dulcimer harpsichord, earthshaking, elaborate, elegant, elevated, eminent, ennobled, enormous, enshrined, enthroned, estimable, exalted, excellent, exhaustive, expedient, extravagant, fabulous, fair, famous, fancy, fantastic, favorable, fifty cents, fin, fine, first-class, first-rate, fish, five cents, five hundred dollars, five-dollar bill, five-hundred-dollar bill, five-spot, fiver, flamboyant, flashy, foremost, four bits, frogskin, full, garish, gaudy, glorified, glorious, good, goodly, gorgeous, grand piano, grandiose, grave, great, half G, half a C, half dollar, half grand, hammer dulcimer, harmonichord, harpsichord, head, healthy, heavy, heavyweight, held in awe, helpful, high, high and mighty, high-powered, highest, histrionic, huge, hundred-dollar bill, illustrious, immense, immortal, immortalized, important, imposing, impressive, inspiring, intense, iron man, irresistible, kilo, kilocycle, kilogram, kilohertz, kiloliter, kilometer, kind, kingly, lakh, large, large-scale, laudable, lavish, leading, legendary, lofty, lordly, luxurious, magisterial, magnificent, magnified, main, majestic, major, man-sized, manichord, manichordon, marvy, material, maximum, melodion, melopiano, mighty, mill, millennium, millepede, milligram, milliliter, momentous, monochord, monumental, moving, myriad, name, nice, nickel, noble, notable, numerous, one hundred thousand, opulent, ornate, ostentatious, outstanding, overdone, pair of virginals, palatial, parlor grand, penny, pianette, pianino, piano, piano-violin, pianoforte, pleasant, plenary, plush, posh, powerful, pretentious, princely, principal, prodigious, profitable, proud, quarter, queenly, red cent, regal, renowned, respected, revered, ritzy, royal, sainted, sanctified, sawbuck, sedate, self-important, serious, showy, shrined, significant, silver dollar, sizable, skillful, skin, smacker, smashing, sober, solemn, sostinente pianoforte, sound, spinet, splendacious, splendid, splendiferous, square piano, stately, statuesque, strong, stupendous, sublime, substantial, sum, sumptuous, super, superb, supereminent, superfancy, superfine, superior, swank, swanky, swell, tall, ten cents, ten thousand, ten-spot, tenner, terrific, thou, thousand, thousand dollars, thousand-dollar bill, throned, tidy, total, towering, tremendous, twenty-dollar bill, twenty-five cents, two bits, two-dollar bill, two-spot, upright, upright piano, useful, valid, venerable, very good, violin piano, virginal, virtuous, weighty, wonderful, world-shaking, worthy, yard


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