Definition of grand noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɡrænd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡrænd//
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  1. 1(pl. grand) (informal) $1 000; £1 000 It'll cost you five grand!
  2. 2= grand piano see also concert grand
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French grant, grand, from Latin grandis ‘full-grown, big, great’. The original uses were to denote family relationships and as a title (the Grand, translating Old French le Grand); hence the senses ‘of the highest rank’, ‘of great importance’.
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