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grand

adjective 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 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

grand adjective (EXCELLENT)

old-fashioned informal or Irish English excellent or enjoyable: We had grand weather on our holiday. My grandson is a grand little chap. You've done a grand job.
grandness
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈɡrænd.nəs/

grand

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

grand noun [C] (MONEY)

(US G) informal £1,000 or $1,000: John's new car cost him 20 grand!

grand noun [C] (INSTRUMENT)

informal for grand piano
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