From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgrandgrand1 /ɡrænd/ ●●○ S3 W3 adjective 1 IMPRESSbig and very impressive OPP humble a grand country house The party was a grand affair. New Yorkers build on a grand scale.2 IMPRESSaiming or intended to achieve something impressive Henry Luce had a grand design for America’s future. The company’s grand ambition was to become the first and biggest global airline.3 IMPORTANTimportant and rich He looked very grand in his ceremonial uniform. the grand end of West Avenue4 → Grand5 British English informalGOOD/EXCELLENT excellent We all had a grand time. Thank you, Shirley, that’s grand.6 → a grand total7 → grand (old) age8 → the Grand Old Man of something —grandly adverb ‘I am training her to cook for royalty, ’ Auguste said grandly.
Examples from the Corpusgrand• A rather grand certificate marking the successful completion of all the tasks also adds to the attraction.• The grand finale is the Handel's "Hallelujah" chorus.• But even the grand floor-to-ceiling gold brocade drapes can not set this head-of-U.• The conferences always take place in grand hotels, away from the realities of life.• the grand ideas of Gandhi• Being called before a grand jury does not mean a witness has done anything wrong.• She was a grand lady loved by everyone.• But the grand opening in August 1990 would have been ruined had the diplomats known everything about their elegant chancery.• the grand prize• They always make grand promises to the biggest group of voters.• This is a portrayal of malevolence on a grand scale.• They amounted to the grand sum of twelve pounds and ten shillings - a fortune!GrandGranda) used in the titles of buildings or places that are big and impressive the Grand Hotel Grand Central Station b) used in the titles of some people who belong to the highest social class the Grand Duke of Baden → grandgrandgrand2 noun [countable] informal 1 SEC (plural grand) a thousand pounds or dollars The car cost him 15 grand.2 APMa grand piano
Examples from the Corpusgrand• She made 60 grand last year.• You been right this far, and you need the five grand, so you're gon na be trying real hard.• Twenty-six grand was as nothing to her.• The director let me tune and regulate the piano, a beautiful old Steinway grand, in their small concert hall.• On receipt of my father's letter, I got drunk and sent him a cheque for twenty grand.• That you can give twenty grand to the Methodists and make all those tight-arsed matrons green?From Longman Business Dictionarygrandgrand /grænd/ noun (plural grand) abbreviation G [countable] informal a thousand pounds or dollarsten grand’s worth of goodsOrigin grand1 (1500-1600) Old French “large, great”, from Latin grandis