grand

[ grand ]
/ grænd /

adjective, grand·er, grand·est.

noun, plural grands for 13, grand for 14.

Informal. an amount equal to a thousand dollars: The cops found most of the loot, but they're still missing about five grand.

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Origin of grand

1350–1400; 1920–25 for def. 14; Middle English gra(u)nd, gra(u)nt<Old French grant, grand<Latin grand- (stem of grandis) great, large full-grown

OTHER WORDS FROM grand

grandly, adverbgrandness, nounun·grand, adjective

Definition for grand (2 of 2)

grand-

a combining form used in genealogical terminology meaning “one generation more remote”: grandfather; grandnephew.

Origin of grand-

special use of grand
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British Dictionary definitions for grand (1 of 2)

grand
/ (ɡrænd) /

adjective

noun

short for grand piano
plural grand slang a thousand pounds or dollars

Derived forms of grand

grandly, adverbgrandness, noun

Word Origin for grand

C16: from Old French, from Latin grandis

British Dictionary definitions for grand (2 of 2)

grand-

prefix

(in designations of kinship) one generation removed in ascent or descentgrandson; grandfather

Word Origin for grand-

from French grand-, on the model of Latin magnus in such phrases as avunculus magnus great-uncle
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