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NOUN (2)

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]


ADJECTIVE (8)

1. of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope;
- Example: "an expansive lifestyle"
- Example: "in the grand manner"
- Example: "collecting on a grand scale"
- Example: "heroic undertakings"
[syn: expansive, grand, heroic]

2. of or befitting a lord;
- Example: "heir to a lordly fortune"
- Example: "of august lineage"
[syn: august, grand, lordly]

3. rich and superior in quality;
- Example: "a princely sum"
- Example: "gilded dining rooms"
[syn: deluxe, gilded, grand, luxurious, opulent, princely, sumptuous]

4. extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers;
- Example: "a fantastic trip to the Orient"
- Example: "the film was fantastic!"
- Example: "a howling success"
- Example: "a marvelous collection of rare books"
- Example: "had a rattling conversation about politics"
- Example: "a tremendous achievement"
[syn: fantastic, grand, howling(a), marvelous, marvellous, rattling(a), terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous]

5. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style;
- Example: "an exalted ideal"
- Example: "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks
- Example: "a noble and lofty concept"
- Example: "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;
- Example: "the bridge is a grand structure"

7. the most important and magnificent in adornment;
- Example: "grand ballroom"
- Example: "grand staircase"

8. used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person;
- Example: "his distinguished bearing"
- Example: "the monarch's imposing presence"
- Example: "she reigned in magisterial beauty"
[syn: distinguished, grand, imposing, magisterial]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grand \Grand\ (gr[a^]nd), a. [Compar. Grander (gr[a^]nd"[~e]r); 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. [1913 Webster] Making so bold . . . to unseal Their grand commission. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] They are the highest models of expression, the unapproached masters of the grand style. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 4. Standing in the second or some more remote degree of parentage or descent; -- generalIy used in composition; as, grandfather, grandson, grandchild, etc. [1913 Webster] What cause Mov'd our grand parents, in that happy state, Favor'd of Heaven so highly, to fall off From their Creator. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 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. Grand paunch, a glutton or gourmand. [Obs.] --Holland. Grand pensionary. See under Pensionary. Grand piano (Mus.), a large piano, usually harp-shaped, in which the wires or strings are generally triplicated, increasing the power, and all the mechanism is introduced in the most effective manner, regardless of the size of the instrument. Grand relief (Sculp.), alto relievo. Grand Seignior. See under Seignior. Grand stand, the principal stand, or erection for spectators, at a, race course, etc. Grand vicar (Eccl.), a principal vicar; an ecclesiastical delegate in France. Grand vizier. See under Vizier. Syn: Magnificent; sublime; majestic; dignified; elevated; stately; august; pompous; lofty; eralted; noble. Usage: Grand, Magnificent, Sublime. Grand, in reference to objects of taste, is applied to that which expands the mind by a sense of vastness and majesty; magnificent is applied to anything which is imposing from its splendor; sublime describes that which is awful and elevating. A cataract is grand; a rich and varied landscape is magnificent; an overhanging precipice is sublime. "Grandeur admits of degrees and modifications; but magnificence is that which has already reached the highest degree of superiority naturally belonging to the object in question." --Crabb. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

grand adj 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(a), marvelous, marvellous, rattling(a), 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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

319 Moby Thesaurus words for "grand": 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
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

GRAND. An epithet frequently used to denote that the thing. to which it is joined is of more importance and dignity, than other things of the same name; as, grand assize, a writ in a real action to determine the right of property in land; grand cape, a writ used in England, on a plea of land, when the tenant makes default in appearance at the day given for the king to take the land into his hands; grand days, among the English lawyers, are those days in term which are solemnly kept in the inns of court and chancery, namely, Candlemas day, in Hilary term; Ascension day, in Easter term; and All Saint's day, in Michaelmas term; which days are dies non juridici. Grand distress is the name of a writ so called because of its extent, namely, to all. the goods and chattels of the party distrained within the county; this writ is believed to be peculiar to England. Grand Jury. (q. v.) Grand serjeantry, the name of an ancient English military tenure.
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Grand -- U.S. County in Utah Population (2000): 8485 Housing Units (2000): 4062 Land area (2000): 3681.560109 sq. miles (9535.196504 sq. km) Water area (2000): 12.515689 sq. miles (32.415485 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3694.075798 sq. miles (9567.611989 sq. km) Located within: Utah (UT), FIPS 49 Location: 38.823392 N, 109.472540 W Headwords: Grand Grand, UT Grand County Grand County, UT
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Grand -- U.S. County in Colorado Population (2000): 12442 Housing Units (2000): 10894 Land area (2000): 1846.674737 sq. miles (4782.865409 sq. km) Water area (2000): 22.930219 sq. miles (59.388993 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1869.604956 sq. miles (4842.254402 sq. km) Located within: Colorado (CO), FIPS 08 Location: 40.087637 N, 106.070981 W Headwords: Grand Grand, CO Grand County Grand County, CO