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See also: Grand, grànd, gränd, grand-, and grand'

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EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡɹænd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ænd

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English grand, grond, graund, graunt, from Anglo-Norman graunt, from Old French grant, from Latin grandis.

AdjectiveEdit

grand (comparative grander or more grand, superlative grandest or most grand)

  1. Of a large size or extent; great
    a grand mountain
    a grand army
    a grand mistake
  2. Great in size, and fine or imposing in appearance or impression; illustrious, dignified, magnificent.
    a grand monarch
    a grand view
    His simple vision has transformed into something far more grand.
    • 1863, Sheridan Le Fanu, The House by the Churchyard
      In the mean time, Cluffe had arrived. He was a little bit huffed and grand at being nailed as an evidence, upon a few words carelessly, or, if you will, confidentially dropped at his own mess-table, where Lowe chanced to be a guest; and certainly with no suspicion that his little story could in any way be made to elucidate the mystery of Sturk's murder.
  3. Having higher rank or more dignity, size, or importance than other persons or things of the same name.
    a grand lodge
    a grand vizier
    a grand piano
    The Grand Viziers of the Ottoman Empire.
  4. (usually in compound forms) Standing in the second or some more remote degree of parentage or descent.
    grandfather, grandson, grand-child
  5. (Ireland, Northern England, colloquial, otherwise dated) Fine; lovely.
    A cup of tea? That'd be grand.
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NounEdit

grand (plural grand)

  1. A thousand of some unit of currency, such as dollars or pounds. (Compare G.)
    For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:grand.
  2. (music) A grand piano
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Etymology 2Edit

From granddaughter, grandfather, grandmother, grandson, etc.

NounEdit

grand (plural grands)

  1. A grandparent or grandchild.
    • 1987, Toni Morrison, Beloved, page 269:
      Once, in Maryland, he met four families of slaves who had all been together for a hundred years: great-grands, grands, mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, cousins, children.
    • 2012, Brenda Jackson, Texas Wild & Beyond Temptation, page 47:
      Her granddaughter and great-granddaughter went with us as chaperones. Did I ever tell you that she had six grands and two great-grands? [] And Emily agrees with me it's a shame that I don't even have a grand.

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BourguignonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin grandis.

AdjectiveEdit

grand (feminine grand or grande, masculine plural grands, feminine plural grands or grandes)

  1. big

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French grand, from Old French grant, from Latin grandis, grandem.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡʁɑ̃/, /ɡʁɑ̃t/ (when followed by a word beginning with a vowel)
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

grand (feminine singular grande, masculine plural grands, feminine plural grandes)

  1. big, great, grand
  2. tall
  3. (usually capitalized) Great, an honorific title
    Alexandre le GrandAlexander the Great
  4. great; big fat; an intensifier
    un grand tricheura big fat cheater
  5. extensive, large

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FriulianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • grant (standard orthography)

AdjectiveEdit

grand

  1. Alternative form of grant

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse grand (injury, hurt).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

grand n (genitive singular grands, nominative plural grönd)

  1. damage, harm, destruction

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Middle FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French grant, from Latin grandis, grandem.

AdjectiveEdit

grand m (feminine singular grande, masculine plural grands, feminine plural grandes) (comparative greigneur, superlative greigneur)

  1. big; large

DescendantsEdit


NormanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French grant, from Latin grandis, grandem.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡrɑ̃/, /ɡrɔ̃/
  • (file)
    (Jersey)

AdjectiveEdit

grand m

  1. (Jersey) big

Derived termsEdit


RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Surmiran, Vallader) grond
  • (Sutsilvan) grànd

EtymologyEdit

From Latin grandis, grandem.

AdjectiveEdit

grand m (feminine singular granda, masculine plural grands, feminine plural grandas)

  1. (Puter) big, large
  2. (Puter) tall

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

grand n

  1. a mote, a speck, something very small and unimportant
    Huru kommer det till, att du ser grandet i din broders öga, men icke bliver varse bjälken i ditt eget öga?
    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)

Usage notesEdit

  • The form grann is used in the adverb 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

DeclensionEdit

Declension of grand 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative grand grandet grand granden
Genitive grands grandets grands grandens

WalloonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French grant, from Latin grandis, grandem.

AdjectiveEdit

grand m (feminine singular grande, masculine plural grands, feminine plural grandes)

  1. large, big