grand ( grander comparative) ( grandest superlative) ( grands plural )
The form grand is used as the plural for meaning 8.
1 adj If you describe a building or a piece of scenery as grand, you mean that its size or appearance is very impressive.
...this grand building in the center of town..., The scenery of South Island is on a grand scale.
2 adj Grand plans or actions are intended to achieve important results.
The grand design of Europe's monetary union is already agreed.
3 adj People who are grand think they are important or socially superior., (disapproval)
He is grander and even richer than the Prince of Wales...
4 adj If you describe an activity or experience as grand, you mean that it is very pleasant and enjoyable.
The dinner was a grand success..., He was having a grand time meeting new sorts of people.
5 adj You can describe someone or something as grand when you admire or approve of them very much.
INFORMAL, SPOKEN, approval
He was a grand bloke.
6 adj A grand total is one that is the final amount or the final result of a calculation.
It came to a grand total of £220,329.
7 adj Grand is often used in the names of buildings such as hotels, especially when they are very large.
They stayed at The Grand Hotel, Budapest.
8 n-count A grand is a thousand dollars or a thousand pounds.
INFORMAL usu a/num N
They're paying you ten grand now for those adaptations of old plays.
grand jury ( grand juries plural ) A grand jury is a jury, usually in the United States, which considers a criminal case in order to decide if someone should be tried in a court of law. n-count
They have already given evidence before a grand jury in Washington.
grand piano ( grand pianos plural ) A grand piano is a large piano whose strings are set horizontally to the ground. Grand pianos are used especially for giving concerts and making recordings. n-count
Grand Prix ( Grands Prix plural) ( Grand Prix plural ) A Grand Prix is one of a series of races for very powerful racing cars; also used sometimes in the names of competitions in other sports. n-count usu with supp
He never won the British Grand Prix.
Grand Slam ( Grand Slams plural )
1 adj In sport, a Grand Slam tournament is a major one.
...her 39 Grand Slam titles.
Grand Slam is also a noun., n-count
It's my first Grand Slam and I was hoping to make a good impression.
2 n-count If someone wins a Grand Slam, they win all the major tournaments in a season in a particular sport, for example in rugby or tennis.
They won the Grand Slam in 1990.
Grand Tour ( Grand Tours plural ) , grand tour TheGrand Tour was a journey round the main cities of Europe that young men from rich families used to make as part of their education. n-count