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English adjective: grand

1. grand of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope

SamplesAn expansive lifestyle.
In the grand manner.
Collecting on a grand scale.
Heroic undertakings.

Synonymsexpansive, heroic



2. grand of or befitting a lord

SamplesHeir to a lordly fortune.
Of august lineage.

Synonymsaugust, lordly



3. grand rich and superior in quality

SamplesA princely sum.
Gilded dining rooms.

Synonymsdeluxe, gilded, luxurious, opulent, princely, sumptuous



4. grand extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers

SamplesA 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.

Synonymsfantastic, howling, marvellous, marvelous, rattling, terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous



5. grand of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style

SamplesAn exalted ideal.
Argue in terms of high-flown ideals.
A noble and lofty concept.
A grand purpose.

Synonymselevated, exalted, high-flown, high-minded, idealistic, lofty, noble-minded, rarefied, rarified, sublime



6. grand large and impressive in physical size or extent

SamplesThe bridge is a grand structure.

Similarbig, large

Antonymslittle, small

7. grand the most important and magnificent in adornment

SamplesGrand ballroom.
Grand staircase.

Similarimportant, of import


8. grand used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person

SamplesHis distinguished bearing.
The monarch's imposing presence.
She reigned in magisterial beauty.

Synonymsdistinguished, imposing, magisterial



English noun: grand

1. grand (quantity) the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

Synonyms1000, chiliad, G, K, M, one thousand, thou, thousand, yard

Broader (hypernym)large integer

Narrower (hyponym)millenary

2. grand (artifact) a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs

Synonymsgrand piano

Broader (hypernym)forte-piano, piano, pianoforte

Narrower (hyponym)baby grand, baby grand piano, concert grand, concert piano, parlor grand, parlor grand piano, parlour grand, parlour grand piano

Part holonymleg

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