adjective, grand·er, grand·est.
noun, plural grands for 13, grand for 14.
- granados, enrique,
- granary weevil,
- grand alliance, war of the,
- grand army of the republic,
- grand bahama,
- grand banks,
- grand canal
Origin of grand
Examples from the Web for grandly
He just smiled, grandly shrugged his shoulders and went back to living his life as anonymously as possible.Gavin Arvizo’s New Beginning: Jackson Abuse Accuser Gets Married at 24|Diane Dimond|December 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
First, though, the report itself, grandly titled “The Growth and Opportunity Project.”Memo to GOP: You Can’t Put Lipstick on an Elephant|Robert Shrum|March 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The hotel is on the outskirts of town—and to facilitate the meeting, al-Wawi had grandly sent a car.Spinmeister Ammar al-Wawi Peddles Upbeat Message of Syrian Rebellion|Mike Giglio|July 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Alas, that grandly named firm is at 270 Park Avenue, north of Grand Central Terminal and miles from the demonstration.
The next César Chávez,” he says grandly, “is going to be a Latina mom.
After glancing hastily down the page she said: 'This is a letter from Mr. Grandly, and it is good news.Vain Fortune|George Moore
"We want the best hotel in town," said Astro grandly to the driver.Stand by for Mars!|Carey Rockwell
“Because her Majesty comes I come also,” the seigneur interposed, grandly.A Ladder of Swords|Gilbert Parker
They were exceptionally fine—full and velvety, grandly formed, and a real masterwork of nature.Royal Highness|Thomas Mann
Now, that 'ock is 'sa 'avin' the time of its life—maturin' grandly; got a wonderful chance.The Foundations (Fourth Series Plays)|John Galsworthy
Word Origin for grand
late 14c., grant "large, big" (early 12c. in surnames), from Anglo-French graunt and directly from Old French grant, grand (10c.) "large, tall; grown-up; great, powerful, important; strict, severe; extensive; numerous," from Latin grandis "big, great; full, abundant," also "full-grown;" figuratively "strong, powerful, weighty, severe" (perhaps cognate with Greek brenthyomai "to swagger, be haughty"). It supplanted magnus in Romanic languages; in English with a special sense of "imposing." The connotations of "noble, sublime, lofty, dignified," etc., were in Latin. As a general term of admiration, "magnificent, splendid," from 1816. Related: Grander; grandest.
The use of grand- in compounds, with the sense of "a generation older than, or younger than," is first attested c.1200, in Anglo-French graund dame "grandmother." Latin and Greek had similar usages.
Grand jury is late 15c. Grand piano from 1797. The grand tour of the principal sites of continental Europe, as part of a gentleman's education, is attested by that name from 1660s. The Grand Canyon was so called 1871 by Maj. John Wesley Powell, scientific adventurer, who explored it; earlier it had been known as Big Canyon.
"thousand dollars," 1915, American English underworld slang, from grand (adj.).