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adjective     grand pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a grand place, object, or occasion is very impressive

    The house was spacious and grand.

    The ball was a very grand affair.

    1. a.
      a grand idea, plan, or action is impressive because it tries to achieve a lot

      a grand plan to reform US health care

      grand design:

      the grand design of a single market for Europe

  2. 2
    a grand person behaves as if they are very important

    I could have given you some hints, but I suppose you thought yourself too grand.

  3. 3
    informal very good or enjoyable

    It would be grand if she could come.

    We’ve been having a grand time.

  4. 4
    most important. This word is often used in people’s titles

    Robert was the grand marshal of the Saint Patrick’s Day parade.

    the grand prize

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