Definitions of grand

  1. the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
  2. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; " some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; " haughty aristocrats"; " his lordly manners were offensive"; " walked with a prideful swagger"; " very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; " his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; " shaggy supercilious camels"; " a more swaggering mood than usual"- W. L. Shirer
  3. impressive in scale; " an expansive lifestyle"; " in the grand manner"
  4. a piano with the strings on a harp- shaped frame; usually supported by 3 legs
  5. impressive in size or scope; " heroic undertakings"
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Grandness.
  9. Standing in the second or some more remote degree of parentage or descent; - generalIy used in composition; as, grandfather, grandson, grandchild, etc.
  10. High in dignity or power; illustrious; chief; great; magnificent; splendid; sublime; noble; impressive; having wealth and high social position; conceived or expressed in dignified language; in the second degree of parentage or descent.
  11. Of great size, extent, power, or dignity: splendid: illustrious: noble: sublime: chief: of the second degree of parentage or descent, as GRANDFATHER, a father or mother's father, GRANDCHILD, a son or daughter's child; so GRANDMOTHER, GRANDSON, GRANDDAUGHTER, etc.
  12. GRANDLY.
  13. Very great; magnificent; chief.
  14. Of imposing character or aspect; magnificent; stately; noble; chief.
  15. Great; illustrious; high in power and dignity; splendid; magnificent; chief; noble; conceived or expressed with great dignity; old or more advanced, as in grandfather.
  16. Of large size or extent; great; extensive; hence, relatively great; greatest; chief; principal; as, a grand mountain; a grand army; a grand mistake.
  17. Splendid; sublime; lofty; great, as applied to size; the second degree of parentage or descent, as grandmother; principal or chief, as grand- master.

Antonyms for grand

dwarfish, bitsy, secondary, wanting, minor, vulgar, indifferent, bush, pitiful, fair, teeny, tolerable, middling, little, least, run-of-the-mill, moving, stolid, low-grade, mediocre, unheroic, sorrowful, abridged, lamentable, proletarian, minuscule, pathetic, despicable, satisfactory, wretched, pitiable, lower class, petty, substandard, negligible, all-right, lowly, prole, bestial, atrocious, dinky, commonplace, brutish, ill, good, pocket-size, beggarly, measly, WACK, knavish, so-so, SUBPAR., low, sensual, wee, fairish, mean, bantam, teeny-weeny, atomic, terrible, unsatisfactory, subordinate, humble, second-rate, piteous, diminutive, abject, beastly, shrimpy, miniature, trivial, bitty, off, average, ignorant, plain, weeny, petite, teensy, minute, serviceable, lilliputian, crummy, decent, itty-bitty, sordid, pint-size, dissatisfactory, run-of-the-mine, rotten, shabby, base, unprepossessing, small, ignoble, lousy, partial, bad, poor, execrable, low-life, trifling, cut, unimposing, adequate, unwashed, tiny, respectable, junior, awful, infinitesimal, bush-league, unacceptable, last, miserable, subsidiary, baseborn, plebeian, collateral, Abased, lame, medium, meretricious, unimpressive, paltry, puny, second class, sottish, imperfect, modest, sour, diminished, slender, pocket, lumpen, touching, incomplete, punk, O.K., toylike, undignified, microminiature, fine, pygmy, subnormal, degraded, slim, lascivious, mini, lowborn, slight, insignificant, undersized, ordinary, mournful, suboptimal, common, swinish, inferior, contemptible, midget, passable, wrong, inconsiderable, abbreviated, microscopic, deficient, teensy-weensy, little bitty, insensible, acceptable, dwarf, unimportant, reduced, half-pint, micro, carnal, inconsequential, illegitimate, smallish, vile, thin.

Quotes of grand

  1. My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves, chearful meadows, and high distant forests, which in grand order presented themselves to view. – William Bartram
  2. Of your own indefatigable labor from early dawn and of your explicit instructions, that the batteries should reserve their ammunition, until the grand charge should commence, for which the enemy were undoubtedly preparing. – John Bigelow
  3. There have been plenty of very bare hotels with couples humping next door. I don't stay in very grand hotels. – Honor Blackman
  4. I have never met one person who likes Grand Funk. – Ritchie Blackmore
  5. All the grand work was laid for people who came after me. The Supreme Court decided not to give it to me, so they gave it to two white guys. I think that's what they were waiting for. – Curt Flood
  6. I have fully cooperated with the investigation and before the grand jury, and I'm quite confident at the end of the day that we'll know what facts are in this particular case. – Alberto Gonzales
  7. To me, the appeal of opera lies in the fact that a myriad of singers and instruments, each possessed of different qualities of voice and sound, against the backdrop of a grand stage and beautiful costumes, come together in one complete and impressive drama. – Junichiro Koizumi
  8. Yes, I'm afraid the life over here is very different from N. Z. but oh boy it's a grand life. – Jack Lovelock
  9. Your expectations opens or closes the doors of your supply, If you expect grand things, and work honestly for them, they will come to you, your supply will correspond with your expectation. – Orison Swett Marden
  10. I'm often called an old -fashioned modernist. But the modernists had the absurd idea that architecture could heal the world. That's impossible. And today nobody expects architects to have these grand visions any more. – Thom Mayne
  11. In the German football team players from different clubs need to get on with each other both on and off the pitch. In the grand coalition Christian Democrats and Social Democrats sit in the same boat and need to pull in the same direction. – Angela Merkel
  12. My father was always anxious to give pleasure to his children. Accordingly, he took me one day, as a special treat, to the top of the grand old tower, to see the chimes played. – James Nasmyth
  13. What it values most of all is the sum total of events and the advance of civilization, which carries individuals along with it; but, indifferent to details, it cares less to have them real than noble or, rather, grand and complete. – Alfred de Vigny
  14. There are seven winners of the Monaco Grand Prix on the starting line today, and four of them are Michael Schumacher. – Murray Walker
  15. Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal. – George Will

Usage examples for grand

  1. And we are to go back to the grand stand," Martin said, as he approached. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. It is a grand thing to work in fire." – The Seaboard Parish, Complete by George MacDonald
  3. I shall guard the grand staircase, do you guard the sleeping- room of the queen. – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  4. Yesterday I say to him was a grand day for Winchester. – Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends by John Keats
  5. Was it very grand Miss Ruby? – I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  6. But I didn't mean to let this grand little idea of mine grow cold. – Wilt Thou Torchy by Sewell Ford
  7. What a grand match have I not made for myself!" – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  8. It will be simply grand – Helena Brett's Career by Desmond Coke
  9. My, ain't this grand – Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
  10. I expect everything grand and great from man. – Stories By English Authors: London by Various
  11. This is grand worthy of her, and never have I loved her more tenderly. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. Than to let the grand folks have it all their own way? – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  13. It is a grand sport, though the pity of it is that it should be a cruel one. – Jess by H. Rider Haggard
  14. Bondone was amazed to see his boy in company with such a grand stranger, but he was still more surprised when he heard of the stranger's offer. – Knights of Art Stories of the Italian Painters by Amy Steedman
  15. Fauntleroy, this is your grand aunt, Lady Lorridaile. – Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  16. What a grand sight your tree was- is, for I see it. – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
  17. I always think that's the worst of being married- you lose your liberty, you know, and there's always somebody to bother you; but to have a grand place, and house, and all that, and to be mistress, and have no master! – Wych Hazel by Susan and Anna Warner
  18. We doan't want no grand Lunnon gentlemen down 'ere. – The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays by Various
  19. It's going to be grand – The Corner House Girls at School by Grace Brooks Hill
  20. The Grand Quartier will go. – The Happy Foreigner by Enid Bagnold