[ 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.

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

Related forms

grand·ly, adverbgrand·ness, nounun·grand, adjective

Definition for grand (2 of 2)


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

Origin of grand-

special use of grand Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for grand

British Dictionary definitions for grand (1 of 2)


/ (ɡrænd) /



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

Derived Forms

grandly, adverbgrandness, noun

Word Origin for grand

C16: from Old French, from Latin grandis

British Dictionary definitions for grand (2 of 2)



(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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