Definitions of grand

  1. 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.
  2. Standing in the second or some more remote degree of parentage or descent; - generalIy used in composition; as, grandfather, grandson, grandchild, etc.
  3. Of large size or extent; great; extensive; hence, relatively great; greatest; chief; principal; as, a grand mountain; a grand army; a grand mistake.
  4. the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
  5. 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
  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. 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.
  8. Very great; magnificent; chief.
  9. Of imposing character or aspect; magnificent; stately; noble; chief.
  10. Great; illustrious; high in power and dignity; splendid; magnificent; chief; noble; conceived or expressed with great dignity; old or more advanced, as in grandfather.
  11. Splendid; sublime; lofty; great, as applied to size; the second degree of parentage or descent, as grandmother; principal or chief, as grand- master.
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