Definition of "grand" [grand]

  • Large and impressive in size, scope, or extent; magnificent: The bridge that crosses the bay is a grand structure. (adjective)
  • Rich and sumptuous: A grand meal was laid before them. (adjective)
  • Of a solemn, stately, or splendid nature. (adjective)
  • Dignified or noble in appearance or effect: a grand old face that bespeaks suffering but not defeat. (adjective)
  • Noble or admirable in conception or intent: a grand purpose. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "grand" in a sentence
  • "Whether the engine is free or costs 20 grand is a bit irrelevant when you need a hundred grand+ in art."
  • "It was a baker's shop near where they lived, and it was rather a grand shop -- only they kept this little girl to go messages, not to the _grand_ people that came there, you know, but to the people that bought the bread when it wasn't so new -- and currant cakes that were rather stale -- like that, you know."
  • "Soon after this grand affair, a very _grand personage_ came not unwillingly to the end of all earthly affairs."