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.

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