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"grand" in British English

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grandadjective

uk   /ɡrænd/  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 entertain their guests 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   /ˈɡrænd.nəs/  us   /ˈɡrænd.nəs/

grandnoun [C]

uk   /ɡrænd/  us   /ɡrænd/ (plural grand)
(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 largest prize in the competition). The new restaurant will hold its grand opening Saturday (= a big celebration of the opening of its business).
  • grand adjective (ATTRACTIVE)

attractive in style and appearance: A grand staircase leads to the second floor.

grandnoun [C]

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

$1000: He lost three grand in the stock market 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 text books alone cost a couple of grand.
(Definition of grand from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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