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English Dictionary: grand by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
grand
adj
  1. of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope; "an expansive lifestyle"; "in the grand manner"; "collecting on a grand scale"; "heroic undertakings"
    Synonym(s): expansive, grand, heroic
  2. of or befitting a lord; "heir to a lordly fortune"; "of august lineage"
    Synonym(s): august, grand, lordly
  3. rich and superior in quality; "a princely sum"; "gilded dining rooms"
    Synonym(s): deluxe, gilded, grand, luxurious, opulent, princely, sumptuous
  4. extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers; "a fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of rare books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a tremendous achievement"
    Synonym(s): fantastic, grand, howling(a), marvelous, marvellous, rattling(a), terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous
  5. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; "an exalted ideal"; "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks; "a noble and lofty concept"; "a grand purpose"
    Synonym(s): exalted, elevated, sublime, grand, high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-minded
  6. large and impressive in physical size or extent; "the bridge is a grand structure"
  7. the most important and magnificent in adornment; "grand ballroom"; "grand staircase"
  8. used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person; "his distinguished bearing"; "the monarch's imposing presence"; "she reigned in magisterial beauty"
    Synonym(s): distinguished, grand, imposing, magisterial
n
  1. the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100 [syn: thousand, one thousand, 1000, M, K, chiliad, G, grand, thou, yard]
  2. a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs
    Synonym(s): grand piano, grand
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mogul \Mo*gul"\, n. [From the Mongolian.]
      1. A person of the Mongolian race.
  
      2. (Railroad) A heavy locomotive for freight traffic, having
            three pairs of connected driving wheels and a two-wheeled
            truck.
  
      {Great}, [or] {Grand}, {Mogul}, the sovereign of the empire
            founded in Hindostan by the Mongols under Baber in the
            sixteenth century. Hence, a very important personage; a
            lord; -- sometimes only {mogul}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Climacteric \Cli*mac"ter*ic\, n.
      1. A period in human life in which some great change is
            supposed to take place in the constitution. The critical
            periods are thought by some to be the years produced by
            multiplying 7 into the odd numbers 3, 5, 7, and 9; to
            which others add the 81st year.
  
      2. Any critical period.
  
                     It is your lot, as it was mine, to live during one
                     of the grand climacterics of the world. --Southey.
  
      {Grand} [or] {Great climacteric}, the sixty-third year of
            human life.
  
                     I should hardly yield my rigid fibers to be
                     regenerated by them; nor begin, in my grand
                     climacteric, to squall in their new accents, or to
                     stammer, in my second cradle, the elemental sounds
                     of their barbarous metaphysics.         --Burke.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Grand \Grand\, a. [Compar. {Grander}; superl. {Grandest}.] [OE.
      grant, grount, OF. grant, F. grand, fr. L. grandis; perh.
      akin to gravis heavy, E. grave, a. Cf. {Grandee}.]
      1. Of large size or extent; great; extensive; hence,
            relatively great; greatest; chief; principal; as, a grand
            mountain; a grand army; a grand mistake. [bd]Our grand
            foe, Satan.[b8] --Milton.
  
                     Making so bold . . . to unseal Their grand
                     commission.                                       --Shak.
  
      2. Great in size, and fine or imposing in appearance or
            impression; illustrious, dignifled, or noble (said of
            persons); majestic, splendid, magnificent, or sublime
            (said of things); as, a grand monarch; a grand lord; a
            grand general; a grand view; a grand conception.
  
                     They are the highest models of expression, the
                     unapproached masters of the grand style. --M.
                                                                              Arnold.
  
      3. Having higher rank or more dignity, size, or importance
            than other persons or things of the same name; as, a grand
            lodge; a grand vizier; a grand piano, etc.
  
      4. Standing in the second or some more remote degree of
            parentage or descent; -- generalIy used in composition;
            as, grandfather, grandson, grandchild, etc.
  
                     What cause Mov'd our grand parents, in that happy
                     state, Favor'd of Heaven so highly, to fall off From
                     their Creator.                                    --Milton.
  
      {Grand action}, a pianoforte action, used in grand pianos, in
            which special devices are employed to obtain perfect
            action of the hammer in striking and leaving the string.
           
  
      {Grand Army of the Republic}, an organized voluntary
            association of men who served in the Union army or navy
            during the civil war in the United States. The order has
            chapters, called Posts, throughout the country.
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