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Definition 1: a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for grand in the sense of this definition

(grand is a kind of ...) a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds

(... is a kind of grand ) a small grand piano

(... is a kind of grand ) a grand piano suitable for concert performances

(grand is a part of ...) one of the supports for a piece of furniture

Definition 2: the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100 - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for grand in the sense of this definition

(grand is a kind of ...) an integer equal to or greater than ten

(... is a kind of grand ) a sum or aggregate of one thousand (especially one thousand years)

Definition 3: used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where grand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his distinguished bearing
  • the monarch's imposing presence
  • she reigned in magisterial beauty

Synonyms for grand in the sense of this definition

(grand is similar to ...) having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance

"her dignified demeanor" "the director of the school was a dignified white-haired gentleman"

Definition 4: extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where grand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for grand in the sense of this definition

(grand is similar to ...) beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable

"extraordinary authority" "an extraordinary achievement" "her extraordinary beauty" "enjoyed extraordinary popularity" "an extraordinary capacity for work" "an extraordinary session of the legislature"

Definition 5: the most important and magnificent in adornment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where grand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • grand ballroom
  • grand staircase

(grand is similar to ...) of great significance or value

"important people" "the important questions of the day"

Definition 6: of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where grand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an expansive lifestyle
  • in the grand manner
  • collecting on a grand scale
  • heroic undertakings

Synonyms for grand in the sense of this definition

(grand is similar to ...) making a strong or vivid impression

"an impressive ceremony"

Definition 7: large and impressive in physical size or extent - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where grand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bridge is a grand structure

(grand is similar to ...) above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent

"a large city" "set out for the big city" "a large sum" "a big (or large) barn" "a large family" "big businesses" "a big expenditure" "a large number of newspapers" "a big group of scientists" "large areas of the world"

Definition 8: of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where grand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an exalted ideal
  • argue in terms of high-flown ideals
  • a noble and lofty concept
  • a grand purpose

Synonyms for grand in the sense of this definition

(grand is similar to ...) having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character

"a noble spirit" "noble deeds"

Definition 9: of or befitting a lord - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where grand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • heir to a lordly fortune
  • of august lineage

Synonyms for grand in the sense of this definition

(grand is similar to ...) of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times

"of noble birth"

Definition 10: ostentatiously rich and superior in quality - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where grand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a princely sum
  • gilded dining rooms
  • these architecture magazines are full of the lush interiors of the rich and famous

Synonyms for grand in the sense of this definition

(grand is similar to ...) suggestive of or characterized by great expense

"a rich display"

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