grand

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

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

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
    a grand conception
    His simple vision has transformed into something far more grand.
  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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Noun[edit]

grand (plural grand)

  1. A thousand of some unit of currency, such as dollars or pounds. (Compare G.)
    For usage examples of this term, see Citations:grand.
  2. (music) A grand piano
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Etymology 2[edit]

From granddaughter, grandfather, grandmother, grandson, etc.

Noun[edit]

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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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French grand, from Old French grant, from Latin grandis, grandem, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ghrewə- (to fell, put down, fall in).

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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

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Friulian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • grant (standard orthography)

Adjective[edit]

grand

  1. Alternative form of grant

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse grand (injury, hurt).

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grand n (genitive singular grands, nominative plural grönd)

  1. damage, harm, destruction

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Middle French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French grant, from Latin grandis, grandem.

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

  1. big; large

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Norman[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French grant, from Latin grandis, grandem.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

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grand m

  1. (Jersey) big

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Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

From Latin grandis, grandem.

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

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

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

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 notes[edit]

  • 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

Declension[edit]

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

Walloon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French grant, from Latin grandis, grandem.

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. large, big