OTHER WORDS FOR grand
Origin of grand
OTHER WORDS FROM grandgrandly, adverbgrandness, nounun·grand, adjective
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Origin of grand-
WORDS THAT USE GRAND-
What does grand- mean?
Grand– comes from Latin grandis, meaning “great,” “large,” or “full-grown.” The Greek translation of grandis is mégas, meaning “big” or “great.” Mégas is the source of the combining form mega–. To learn more, check out our entry on mega-.
What are variants of grand-?
While not a variant of grand– in this sense exactly, the prefix great– is used to indicate further generations remote, as in great-grandparent, or parent two generations removed.
Examples of grand-
One example of a common word that features the form grand– is grandmother, “the mother of one’s father or mother.”
The grand– part of the word means “one generation remote.” As you no doubt guessed, –mother means “a female parent.” Grandmother literally means “a female parent one generation remote.”
What are some words that use the combining form grand-?
What are some other forms that grand– may be commonly confused with?
Not every word that begins with the exact letters grand-, such as grandee or grandeur, is necessarily using the combining form grand– to denote “one generation more remote.” Learn why grandeur means “impressive” at our entry for the word.
How to use grand in a sentence
A grand juror in the Ferguson case is suing to be able to explain exactly what went down in the courtroom.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Could the (thus far) timid trembling give way to a full-on, grand mal seizure?26 Earthquakes Later, Fracking’s Smoking Gun Is in Texas|James Joiner|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The 2001 grand jury indictment named 21 suspects as being involved in the U.S. embassy bombings, including Osama bin Laden.
A grand jury investigated but found Foster had broken no law.
The police departments say procedures were followed, and grand juries have listened.Protesters Demand Justice For Gurley As Gap Grows Between Cops and NYC|M.L. Nestel|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A tall phantom in livery appeared, as if by magic, and signed to me to ascend the grand staircase.
"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
She was in a dream of oily odours and monstrous iron constructions, dominated by the grand foreman: and Edwin was in the dream.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
I had no idea who they were, as the Grand Duke was in morning costume, and had no star or decoration to distinguish him.
A splendid grand piano stands in one window (he receives a new one every year).