Pronunciation: grănd
a.1.Of large size or extent; great; extensive; hence, relatively great; greatest; chief; principal; as, a grand mountain; a grand army; a grand mistake.
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.
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.
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.
Grand cross
a - The highest rank of knighthood in the Order of the Bath.
b - A knight grand cross.
Grand cordon
the cordon or broad ribbon, identified with the highest grade in certain honorary orders; hence, a person who holds that grade.
Grand days
(Eng. Law) certain days in the terms which are observed as holidays in the inns of court and chancery (Candlemas, Ascension, St. John Baptist's, and All Saints' Days); called also Dies non juridici.
Grand duchess
a - The wife or widow of a grand duke
b - A lady having the sovereignty of a duchy in her own right.
c - In Russia, a daughter of the Czar.
Grand duke
a - A sovereign duke, inferior in rank to a king; as, the Grand Duke of Tuscany.
b - In Russia, a son of the Czar.
c - (Zool.) The European great horned owl or eagle owl (Bubo maximas).
a piece of plate armor used in tournaments as an extra protection for the left shoulder and breast.
Grand juror
a member of a grand jury.
Grand jury
(Law) a jury of not less than twelve men, and not more than twenty-three, whose duty it is, in private session, to examine into accusations against persons charged with crime, and if they see just cause, then to find bills of indictment against them, to be presented to the court; - called also grand inquest.
Grand juryman
a grand juror.
Grand larceny
(Law) See under Larceny.
Grand lodge
the chief lodge, or governing body, among Freemasons and other secret orders.
Grand master
a - The head of one of the military orders of knighthood, as the Templars, Hospitallers, etc.
b - The head of the order of Freemasons or of Good Templars, etc.
Grand paunch
a glutton or gourmand.
Grand pensionary
See under Pensionary.
- Holland.
Grand piano
(Mus.) a large piano, usually harp-shaped, in which the wires or strings are generally triplicated, increasing the power, and all the mechanism is introduced in the most effective manner, regardless of the size of the instrument.
Grand relief
(Sculp.) (Sculp.), alto relievo.
Grand Seignior
See under Seignior.
Grand stand
the principal stand, or erection for spectators, at a, race course, etc.
Grand vicar
(Eccl.) a principal vicar; an ecclesiastical delegate in France.
Grand vizier
See under Vizier.
Noun1.Grandgrand - the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
2.grand - a piano with the strings on a harp-shaped frame; usually supported by 3 legs
Synonyms: grand piano
Adj.1.grand - impressive in scale; "an expansive lifestyle"; "in the grand manner"
Synonyms: expansive
2.grand - of or befitting a lord; "heir to a lordly fortune"; "of august lineage"
Synonyms: august, lordly
3.grand - impressive in size or scope; "heroic undertakings"
Synonyms: heroic

GRAND. An epithet frequently used to denote that the thing. to which it is joined is of more importance and dignity, than other things of the same name; as, grand assize, a writ in a real action to determine the right of property in land; grand cape, a writ used in England, on a plea of land, when the tenant makes default in appearance at the day given for the king to take the land into his hands; grand days, among the English lawyers, are those days in term which are solemnly kept in the inns of court and chancery, namely, Candlemas day, in Hilary term; Ascension day, in Easter term; and All Saint's day, in Michaelmas term; which days are dies non juridici. Grand distress is the name of a writ so called because of its extent, namely, to all. the goods and chattels of the party distrained within the county; this writ is believed to be peculiar to England. Grand Jury. (q. v.) Grand serjeantry, the name of an ancient English military tenure.

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Grand Army of the Republic
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