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Meaning of “grand” in the English Dictionary

"grand" in British English

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grandadjective

uk   us   /ɡrænd/
  • grand adjective (IMPORTANT)

important and ​large in ​degree: She has all ​kinds of grand ​ideas. His ​job has a grand ​title, but he's little more than a ​clerk.

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  • grand adjective (SPLENDID)

C1 impressive and ​large or ​important: The Palace of Versailles is very grand. They always ​entertaintheirguests in grand style. used in the ​name of a ​place or ​building to show that it is ​large or ​beautiful and ​deserves to be ​admired: the Grand Hotel the Grand Canyon the Grand Canal
grandness
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈɡrænd.nəs/

grandnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɡrænd/ (plural grand)
  • grand noun [C] (MONEY)

(US G) informal £1,000: John's new ​carcost him 20 grand!
  • grand noun [C] (INSTRUMENT)

informal for grand piano
(Definition of grand from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"grand" in American English

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grandadjective

 us   /ɡrænd/
  • grand adjective (IMPORTANT)

important and ​large in ​degree or ​size: When I ​mess up, I ​mess up on a grand ​scale. The ten ​top essayists will ​compete for the $10,000 grand ​prize (= the ​largestprize in the ​competition). The new ​restaurant will ​holdits grand ​openingSaturday (= a ​bigcelebration of the ​opening of ​itsbusiness).
  • grand adjective (ATTRACTIVE)

attractive in ​style and ​appearance: A grand ​staircaseleads to the second ​floor.

grandnoun [C]

 us   /ɡrænd/ (plural grand) (abbreviation G) slang
  • grand noun [C] (MONEY)

$1000: He ​lost three grand in the ​stockmarket last ​week.
(Definition of grand from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"grand" in Business English

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grandnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɡrænd/ (plural grand) ( abbreviation G) informal MONEY
a thousand ​dollars or ​pounds: My college ​textbooks alone ​cost a couple of grand.
(Definition of grand from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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