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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.]
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.''
Making so bold . . . to unseal Their grand commission.
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.
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.
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.
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.]
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.''
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., grant "large, big" (early 12c. in surnames), from Anglo-French graunt and directly from Old French grant, grand (10c.) "large, tall; grown-up; great, powerful, important; strict, severe; extensive; numerous," from Latin grandis "big, great; full, abundant," also "full-grown;" figuratively "strong, powerful, weighty, severe" (perhaps cognate with Greek brenthyomai "to swagger, be haughty"). It supplanted magnus in Romanic languages; in English with a special sense of "imposing." The connotations of "noble, sublime, lofty, dignified," etc., were in Latin. As a general term of admiration, "magnificent, splendid," from 1816. Related: Grander; grandest.\n
\nThe use of grand- in compounds, with the sense of "a generation older than, or younger than," is first attested c.1200, in Anglo-French graund dame "grandmother." Latin and Greek had similar usages.\n
\nGrand jury is late 15c. Grand piano from 1797. The grand tour of the principal sites of continental Europe, as part of a gentleman's education, is attested by that name from 1660s. The Grand Canyon was so called 1871 by Maj. John Wesley Powell, scientific adventurer, who explored it; earlier it had been known as Big Canyon.
"thousand dollars," 1915, American English underworld slang, from grand (adj.).
a. 1 Of large size or extent; great; extensive; hence, relatively great; greatest; chief; principal. 2 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). 3 Having higher rank or more dignity, size, or importance than other persons or things of the same name. 4 Standing in the second or some more remote degree of parentage or descent -- generally used in composition; as, grandfather, grandson, grandchild, etc. 5 (context Ireland Northern England English) fine; lovely n. 1 A thousand of some unit of currency, such as dollars or pounds. (qualifier: Compare ''G''.) 2 (context musical instruments English) A grand piano
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
Grand County, UT
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
Grand County, CO
Grand may refer to:
Grand is a half-hour sitcom that aired on the NBC network in 1990. The series featured an ensemble cast including Pamela Reed, Bonnie Hunt, Michael McKean, John Randolph, Andrew Lauer, John Neville, Joel Murray and Sara Rue. It was created by Michael Leeson, executive produced by Leeson, Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner. Grand ran for 25 episodes, from January 18 to December 27, 1990.
Grand is the third album by Erin McKeown. Released in 2003, it was her first album for Nettwerk Records.
Grand is the second album release from the band Matt & Kim, recorded entirely in the Vermont home where Matt grew up. It was released on January 20, 2009 on Fader. The album was named after Grand Street where the duo live.
- Cedric Grand (born 1976), Swiss bobsledder
- Gil Grand (born 1968), Canadian country music singer
- Jean-Pierre Grand (born 1950), French politician
- Pascale Grand (born 1967), Canadian racewalker
- Sarah Grand (1854-1943), British feminist writer
- Simon Grand (born 1984), English footballer
- Steve Grand (roboticist) (born 1958), English computer scientist
- Steve Grand (born 1990), American singer-songwriter
Usage examples of "grand".
Grand Ballroom of the Old Royal Maison New Orleans, Channel Fourteen brings you coverage of the final, formal, farewell banquet of the American Tonsil, Adenoid and Vas Deferens Society.
Je ne sais quel lien de parente unit le grand saint Adjutor et la belle Diana.
Nil admirari is very well for a North American Indian and his degenerate successor, who has grown too grand to admire anything but himself, and takes a cynical pride in his stolid indifference to everything worth reverencing or honoring.
The sign advertised the grand opening, phone and location of the store and kept roaming through the neighborhood for four days.
Thus it was foreshadowed that the law of the land and the due process of law clauses, which were originally inserted in our constitutions to consecrate a specific mode of trial in criminal cases, to wit, the grand jury, petit jury process of the common law, would be transformed into a general restraint upon substantive legislation capable of affecting property rights detrimentally.
I began by showing him that Leticia Nazareno owed us for an amount of taffeta twice the nautical distance to Santa Maria del Altar, that is, one hundred ninety leagues, and he said aha as if to himself, and I ended up by showing him that the total debt with the special discount for your excellency was equal to six times the grand prize in the lottery for ten years, and he said aha again and only then did he look at me directly without his glasses and I could see that his eyes were timid and indulgent, and only then did he tell me with a strange voice of harmony that our reasons were clear and just, to each his own, he said, have them send the bill to the government.
Alaskan moose, we discovered, are a subspecies of Alces alces, so classified because of their grander size.
Grand Alchemist upon her breast, the highest office a temple guardian could reach - but only a handful did.
Grand Alchemist has come to claim her, which is a great honor for the temple.
Followers of the Grand Alchemist had no temple, though all were open to them.
He combines ecclesiastical with secular functions, being apostolic administrator and bishop of Hermopolis, and at the same time Grand Almoner of the household and superintendent of the third Salle of the casino.
Michael noted, as he turned to the Grand Dame Alpha with his hands loose and open.
And to keep safe the werewolf clans of Crimson City, the Grand Dame Alpha would do anything.
Grand Dame Alpha, Michael highly doubted the accuracy of that last barb.
Did the Grand Dame Alpha contact the vampires or police about the murder?