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grand Explained

grand at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[grænd]

grand at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1125, from Anglo-Fr. graunt, from O.Fr. grant, grand, from L. grandis "big, great," also "full-grown" (cognate with Gk. brenthueothai "to swagger"). It supplanted magnus in Romance languages; in Eng. with a special sense of "imposing." The connotations of "moral greatness, sublimity," etc., were in Latin. As a general term of admiration, 1816. The noun meaning "thousand dollars" is first recorded in Amer.Eng. underworld slang, 1915, from the adj. ///

grand at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W3S2 adj [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Old French; Origin: 'large, great', from Latin grandis]//
1 big and very impressive: → humble// --a grand country house// --The party was a grand affair.// --New Yorkers build on a grand scale.//
2 aiming or intended to achieve something impressive: --Henry Luce had a grand design for America's future.// --The company's grand ambition was to become the first and biggest global airline.//
3 important and rich: --He looked very grand in his ceremonial uniform.// --the grand end of West Avenue//
4 Grand: a) used in the titles of buildings or places that are big and impressive// --the Grand Hotel// --Grand Central Station// b) used in the titles of some people who belong to the highest social class// --the Grand Duke of Baden//
5 informal excellent: --We all had a grand time.// --Thank you, Shirley, that's grand.//
6 a grand total: the final total you get when you add up several numbers or amounts// a grand total of// --You could add the [hA124]15,000 Bonus to the First Prize and win a grand total of [hA124]125,000!//
7 grand (old) age: an age when someone is quite old// --She had reached the grand old age of 80.//
8 the Grand Old Man of sth: a man who has been involved in an activity or a profession for a long time and is highly respected// --the Grand Old Man of British theatre// -- grandly adv // --'I am training her to cook for royalty,' Auguste said grandly.//
grand 2 n [C] informal
1 : plural grand a thousand pounds or dollars// --The car cost him fifteen grand.//
2 a grand piano:

grand at French => English Of Explained:

big, great, large

grand at Swedish => English Of Explained:

y, m

gränd at Swedish => English Of Explained:

portraitre

grand at Swedish => english Of Explained:

mote

gränd at Swedish => english Of Explained:

alley, alley-way, alleyway, lane

grand at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

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

grand at French => English Of Explained:

grand [grã]
big, great, large

gränd at Swedish => English Of Explained:

a) bequiet(s

grand at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Greatness): great, greater, large, considerable, fair, big, huge, Herculean, ample, abundant, high, at its height, in the zenith, widespread, extensive, noble, precious, mighty, utter, uttermost, extraordinary, important, unsurpassed, supreme, complete, august, grand, dignified, sublime, majestic, vast, immense, enormous, extreme, fabulous, absolute, positive, noteworthy, renowned.

[ADJ] (Importance): important, of importance, momentous, material, to the point, weighty, influential, of note, notable, prominent, salient, signal, memorable, remarkable, unforgettable, eventful, grave, serious, earnest, noble, grand, solemn.

grand at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective, noun
adjective (grander, grandest)
1 impressive and large or important:
It's not a very grand house. * The wedding was a very grand occasion.
2 (Grand) [only before noun] used in the names of impressive or very large buildings, etc:
the Grand Canyon * We stayed at the Grand Hotel.
3 needing a lot of effort, money or time to succeed but intended to achieve impressive results:
a grand design / plan / strategy * New Yorkers built their city on a grand scale.
4 (of people) behaving in a proud way because they are rich or from a high social class:
They're all Lord or Lady somebody or other, but they're not at all grand. * She put on her grandest air and waltzed into the living room to join the others.
5 (dialect or informal) very good or enjoyable; excellent:
I had a grand day out at the seaside. * Thanks. That'll be grand! * Fred did a grand job of painting the house.
6 (Grand) used in the titles of people of very high social rank:
the Grand Duchess Elena
see also GRANDEUR
grandly adverb:
He described himself grandly as a 'landscape architect'. * 'It is not the money,' she replied grandly, 'it is the principle of the thing.'
grandness noun [U]:
the grandness of the surroundings
IDIOMS
a / the grand old age a great age:
She finally learned to drive at the grand old age of 70.
a / the grand old man (of sth) a man who is respected in a particular profession that he has been involved in for a long time:
Arthur C. Clarke, the grand old man of science fiction
noun
1 (plural grand) (informal) $1 000; 」1 000:
It'll cost you five grand!
2 = GRAND PIANO
see also CONCERT GRAND

GRAND at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

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.

Grand at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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}.

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.

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.

grand at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

grand
adj 1: impressive in scale; "an expansive lifestyle"; "in the grand
manner" [syn: {expansive}]
2: of or befitting a lord; "heir to a lordly fortune"; "of
august lineage" [syn: {august}, {lordly}]
3: impressive in size or scope; "heroic undertakings" [syn: {heroic}]

grand
n 1: the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100 [syn:
{thousand}, {one thousand}, {1000}, {M}, {K}, {chiliad},
{G}, {thou}, {yard}]
2: a piano with the strings on a harp-shaped frame; usually
supported by 3 legs [syn: {grand piano}]

grand at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » grànd|gränd

English

Inter: wikipedia » dab=grand
Inter: Webster 191 » 3

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » enm, from Inter: etyl » xno Inter: term » graunt|lang=xno, from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » grant|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » grandis|lang=la.

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /ɡɹænd/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /gr\{nd/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-grand.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ænd

    Adjective

    Inter: en-adj » er


  • Of large size or extent; great; extensive; hence, relatively great; greatest; chief; principal.
    1. : a grand mountain
    2. : a grand army
    3. : a grand mistake
    4. Great in size, and fine or imposing in appearance or impression; illustrious, dignified, or noble (said of persons); majestic, splendid, magnificent, or sublime (said of things).
    5. : a grand monarch
    6. : a grand view
    7. : a grand conception
    8. Having higher rank or more dignity, size, or importance than other persons or things of the same name.
    9. : a grand lodge
    10. : a grand vizier
    11. : a grand piano
    12. Standing in the second or some more remote degree of parentage or descent; -- generally used in composition; as, grandfather, grandson, grandchild, etc.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » Of large size or extent

  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|mahtava, Inter: t+ » fi|suuri
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|壮麗|alt=壮麗な|tr=そうれいな, sōrei na
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|великий|tr=v'elíkij

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|velik
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|grande


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Great in size, and fine or imposing in appearance or impression
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|վեհ|tr=veh
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|suuri, Inter: t+ » fi|mahtava
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|wielki|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|великий|tr=v'elíkij
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|veličanstven
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|grande

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Having higher rank or more dignity, size, or importance than other persons or things of the same name
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|grandieus
    • Finnish: suur-
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|великий|tr=v'elíkij


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|nad-
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|majestuoso

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Standing in the second or some more remote degree of parentage or descent
    • Finnish: iso-
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|beste-
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|pra-


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|пра-|tr=pra-
  • Serbo-Croatian: pra-, šukun-, čukun-

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » grand
  • Inter: US » colloquial One thousand dollars (cf. G).
    1. Inter: quote-video »


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    1. Inter: Britis » h One thousand pounds sterling.
    2. Inter: music » i A grand piano

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » one thousand dollars

  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tonni Inter: qualifier » colloquial, Inter: t+ » fi|tonttu Inter: qualifier » slang
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|штука|f|tr=štúka, Inter: t+ » ru|тонна|f|tr=tónna, Inter: t+ » ru|кусок|m|tr=kusók, Inter: t+ » ru|косая|f|tr=kosája

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|mil|alt=un mil


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » one thousand pounds sterling
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tonni Inter: qualifier » colloquial, Inter: t+ » fi|tonttu Inter: qualifier » slang
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|штука|f|tr=štúka, Inter: t+ » ru|тонна|f|tr=tónna, Inter: t+ » ru|кусок|m|tr=kusók, Inter: t+ » ru|косая|f|tr=kosája


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|mil|alt=un mil

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Related terms

    * grandeur
    • grandiose
    • grandiosity
    • grandioso

      External links

      * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3

      Anagrams

      * DRAGN


    Category: Category:en:Thousand -

    French

    Etymology

    Inter: etyl » frm|fr Inter: term » grand|lang=frm, from Inter: etyl » fro|fr Inter: term » grant|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la|fr Inter: term » grandis|lang=la.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » Fr-grand.ogg|audio
    • Inter: IPA » /ɡʁɑ̃/|lang=fr, Inter: X-SAMPA » /gRA~/

      Adjective

      Inter: fr-ad » j


  • big, great, grand
    1. tall

      See also

      * grand-mère

  • grand-père
  • grand chose

  • Jèrriais

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » fro|roa-jer Inter: term » grant|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la|roa-jer Inter: term » grandis|lang=la.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /grɑ̃/|/grɔ̃/|lang=roa-jer

    Adjective

    Inter: roa-jer-ad » j
  • big

  • Middle French

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » fro|frm Inter: term » grant|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la|frm Inter: term » grandis|lang=la.

    Adjective

    Inter: frm-ad » j
  • big; large

  • Romansch

    Alternative forms

    * Inter: qualifier » Rumantsch Grischun|Sursilvan|Surmiran|Vallader Inter: l » rm|grond
    • Inter: qualifier » Sutsilvan Inter: l » rm|grànd

      Etymology

      From Inter: etyl » la|rm Inter: term » grandis|lang=la.

      Adjective

      Inter: rm-ad » j


  • Inter: context » Puter|lang=rm big, large
    1. Inter: context » Puter|lang=rm tall


    Swedish

    Noun

    Inter: sv-noun » g=n
  • a mote, a speck, something very small and unimportant
    1. : Huru kommer det till, att du ser grandet i din broders öga, men icke bliver varse bjälken i ditt eget öga?
    2. :: And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? (Matthew 7:3)

      Declension

      Inter: sv-noun-n-zer » o

      Usage notes

      * The form grann is used in the adverb Inter: term » lang=sv|litegrann||a bit, which in older texts can be written litet grand.

  • Phrases like vi åt lunch på Grand, refer to a "Grand Hotel" available in several towns

  • Walloon

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » fro|wa Inter: term » grant|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la|wa Inter: term » grandis|lang=la.

    Adjective

    Inter: wa-ad » j
  • large, big

  • Translation: af » grand
    Category: ang:grand -
    Translation: cs » grand
    Translation: cy » grand
    Translation: de » grand
    Translation: et » grand
    Translation: el » grand
    Translation: es » grand
    Translation: eu » grand
    Translation: fa » grand
    Translation: fr » grand
    Translation: fy » grand
    Translation: gl » grand
    Translation: ko » grand
    Translation: hr » grand
    Translation: io » grand
    Translation: id » grand
    Translation: it » grand
    Translation: kn » grand
    Translation: sw » grand
    Translation: ku » grand
    Translation: lv » grand
    Translation: lt » grand
    Translation: li » grand
    Translation: hu » grand
    Translation: mg » grand
    Translation: ml » grand
    Translation: my » grand
    Translation: fj » grand
    Translation: nl » grand
    Translation: ja » grand
    Translation: no » grand
    Translation: oc » grand
    Translation: pl » grand
    Translation: pt » grand
    Translation: ro » grand
    Translation: ru » grand
    Category: scn:grand -
    Category: simple:grand -
    Translation: fi » grand
    Translation: sv » grand
    Translation: tl » grand
    Translation: ta » grand
    Translation: te » grand
    Translation: tr » grand
    Translation: vi » grand
    Translation: wa » grand
    Translation: zh » grand

    gränd at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » grand

    Swedish

    Etymology

    Related to Inter: term » granne|granne|neighbour, from Proto-Norse *garazniþo-.

    Noun

    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • an alley, a narrow street

    Declension

    Inter: sv-noun-reg-e » r

    Related terms

    * återvändsgränd

    References

    * E. Hellquist (1922) Svensk etymologisk ordbok, p. 206

  • Translation: fr » gränd
    Translation: it » gränd
    Translation: pl » gränd
    Translation: ru » gränd
    Translation: fi » gränd
    Translation: sv » gränd

    grànd at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » grand|gränd

    Guernésiais

    Alternative forms

    * Inter: l » roa-grn|graend

    Etymology

    Inter: etyl » fro|roa-grn Inter: term » grant|lang=fro (later Inter: term » grand|lang=fro) < Inter: etyl » la|roa-grn Inter: term » grandis|lang=la.

    Adjective

    Inter: roa-grn-adj » sort=grand|f=grande
  • big
    1. 1883, Nicholas Guilbert, ‘L'Ami Pierre’:
    2. : Sen grànd vier dos long et large / Est quasi cuit au soleil .... (His big old back, broad and long, is nearly roasted by the sun.)


    Romansch

    Alternative forms

    * Inter: qualifier » Rumantsch Grischun|Sursilvan|Surmiran|Vallader Inter: l » rm|grond
    • Inter: qualifier » Puter Inter: l » rm|grand

      Etymology

      From Inter: etyl » la|rm Inter: term » grandis|lang=la.

      Adjective

      Inter: rm-adj » sort=grand


  • Inter: context » Sutsilvan|sort=grand|lang=rm big, large
  • Inter: context » Sutsilvan|sort=grand|lang=rm tall