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adjective grand pronunciation in British English /ɡrænd/
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adjectivegrand
comparativegrander
superlativegrandest
  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 peoples titles
    Robert was the grand marshal of the Saint Patrick’s Day parade.
    the grand prize
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