From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgrandgrand1 /ɡrænd/ ●●○S3W3 adjective 🔊 🔊 1IMPRESSbig and very impressive opp humble 🔊 a grand country house 🔊 The party was a grand affair. 🔊 New Yorkers build on a grand scale.2IMPRESSaiming or intended to achieve something impressive 🔊 Henry Luce had a grand design for America’s future. 🔊 The company’s grand ambition was to become the first and biggest global airline.3IMPORTANTimportant and rich 🔊 He looked very grand in his ceremonial uniform. 🔊 the grand end of West Avenue4 →Grand5British English informalGOOD/EXCELLENTexcellent 🔊 We all had a grand time. 🔊 Thank you, Shirley, that’s grand.6 →a grand total7 →grand (old) age8 →the Grand Old Man of something —grandly adverb 🔊 ‘I am training her to cook for royalty, ’ Auguste said grandly.
grandgrand2 noun [countable] informal 🔊 🔊 1SEC (plural grand) a thousand pounds or dollars 🔊 The car cost him 15 grand.2APMa grandpiano
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grand• She made 60 grand last year.• You been right this far, and you need the five grand, so you're gon na be trying real hard.• Twenty-six grand was as nothing to her.• The director let me tune and regulate the piano, a beautiful old Steinwaygrand, in their small concerthall.• On receipt of my father's letter, I got drunk and sent him a cheque for twenty grand.• That you can give twenty grand to the Methodists and make all those tight-arsed matronsgreen?From Longman Business Dictionarygrandgrand /grænd/ noun (plural grand)abbreviation G [countable] informala thousand pounds or dollarsten grand’s worth of goods