• Grand Canon
    Grand Canon
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj grand used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person "his distinguished bearing","the monarch's imposing presence","she reigned in magisterial beauty"
    • adj grand the most important and magnificent in adornment "grand ballroom","grand staircase"
    • adj grand of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope "an expansive lifestyle","in the grand manner","collecting on a grand scale","heroic undertakings"
    • adj grand large and impressive in physical size or extent "the bridge is a grand structure"
    • adj grand of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style "an exalted ideal","argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks","a noble and lofty concept","a grand purpose"
    • adj grand of or befitting a lord "heir to a lordly fortune","of august lineage"
    • adj grand extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers "a fantastic trip to the Orient","the film was fantastic!","a howling success","a marvelous collection of rare books","had a rattling conversation about politics","a tremendous achievement"
    • adj grand rich and superior in quality "a princely sum","gilded dining rooms"
    • n grand a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs
    • n grand the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
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Additional illustrations & photos:

the Funeral Stele of The Tomb Of Amten, The 'grand Huntsman the Funeral Stele of The Tomb Of Amten, The 'grand Huntsman
Un grand blessé Un grand blessé
Church of the Recollets and la Grande Place Church of the Recollets and la Grande Place
The Grand Dauphin——505 The Grand Dauphin——505
And then wasn't Little Black Sambo grand And then wasn't Little Black Sambo grand

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Abdul Kassam Ismael, Grand Vizier of Persia in the tenth century, carried his library with him wherever he went. Four hundred camels carried the 117,000 volumes
    • Grand Great in size, and fine or imposing in appearance or impression; illustrious, dignifled, or noble (said of persons); majestic, splendid, magnificent, or sublime (said of things); as, a grand monarch; a grand lord; a grand general; a grand view; a grand conception. "They are the highest models of expression, the unapproached
      masters of the grand style."
    • Grand Having higher rank or more dignity, size, or importance than other persons or things of the same name; as, a grand lodge; a grand vizier; a grand piano, etc.
    • Grand Of large size or extent; great; extensive; hence, relatively great; greatest; chief; principal; as, a grand mountain; a grand army; a grand mistake. "Our grand foe, Satan.""Making so bold . . . to unseal
      Their grand commission."
    • Grand Standing in the second or some more remote degree of parentage or descent; -- generalIy used in composition; as, grandfather, grandson, grandchild, etc. "What cause
      Mov'd our grand parents, in that happy state,
      Favor'd of Heaven so highly, to fall off
      From their Creator."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The average number of pillowcases washed a day at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas is 15,000
    • grand Great; large; especially, of imposing magnitude; majestic or sublime from size and proportion: as, a grand mountain-chasm; a grand building.
    • grand Of very high or noble quality; lofty in character or position; of exalted power, dignity, beauty, etc.; great; noble.
    • grand Principal; chief; most important: as, the grand master of an order; a grand jury; the grand concern of one's life.
    • grand Prime; primal; first; original.
    • grand In geneal., as a prefix, one degree more remote in ascent or descent: as, in grandfather, grandson (father's father, son's son), grandaunt (which see), grandnephew, grandniece (son or daughter of nephew or niece), etc.
    • grand Complete; comprehensive; including all particulars : as, a grand total.
    • grand In music, applied to compositions which contain all the regular parts or movements in a complete form: as, a grand sonata (a sonata containing all the proper parts in their full extent).
    • grand A title used for the rulers of several of the principalities of Russia in the middle ages (more properly, great princes), and since for the sons of the czars of Russia, descended from the grand dukes (great princes) of Moscow.
    • n grand A grand piano.
    • grand To make great.
    • n grand Any announcement to play without a trump suit, in such games as skat, cayenne, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Elmer Smith was the first player to hit a grand slam in a World Series
    • adj Grand grand of great size, extent, power, or dignity: splendid: illustrious: noble: sublime: chief: covering the whole field, or including all details:
    • adj Grand grand (mus.) containing all the parts proper to a given form of composition: of the second degree of parentage or descent, as Grand′father, a father or mother's father; Grand′child, a son or daughter's child; so Grand′mother, Grand′son, Grand′daughter, &c
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  • General Robert E. Woods
    General Robert E. Woods
    “Business is like war in one respect. If its grand strategy is correct, any number of tactical errors can be made and yet the enterprise proves successful.”
  • Charlotte Saunders Cushman
    Charlotte Saunders Cushman
    “No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.”
  • Gore Vidal
    “Never have children, only grand children.”
  • Terence
    “What a grand thing it is to be clever and have common sense.”
  • Jean Baudrillard
    “Democracy is the menopause of Western society, the Grand Climacteric of the body social. Fascism is its middle-aged lust.”
  • Joseph Addison
    “Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. grant, grount, OF. grant, F. grand, fr. L. grandis,; perh. akin to gravis heavy, E. grave, a. Cf. Grandee
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. grand—L. grandis, great.


In literature:

There is a grand conservatory, containing a palm-house and orangery.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Was that to be the fate of Grande Mignon?
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
He was also the first Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island.
"Washington's Masonic Correspondence" by Julius F. Sachse
Nearly every member was possessed of either grand titles before his name, or of grand letters after it.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
The Officers of the Grand Lodge will, under the direction of the Grand Marshal, give the Full Grand Honors.
"Masonic Monitor of the Degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason" by George Thornburgh
What we have seen to-day is sorrow chrystalized into grand shapes.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley
This was another grand step in the direction of Progress.
"The Ghosts" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Nothing so grand had ever occurred in Yerbury.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
His etiquette, the Grand Chew Chew informed him, was shocking.
"The Royal Book of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
She might be a grande dame, of nobility of womanhood as well as of family.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
"The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)" by John Ruskin
We carry an important message for the Grand Duke.
"The Boy Allies with the Cossacks" by Clair W. Hayes
You'll take back your Grand-duke?
"The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume IV" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
It is certain the United States intend to raise a grand army, to serve for three years or the war.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
The next day they were married, and there was a grand wedding.
"Indian Fairy Tales" by Anonymous
Others testify before them, and on the evidence which is offered, the Grand-Jury indict or not, and the Trial Jury acquit or condemn.
"The Trial of Theodore Parker" by Theodore Parker
As applied to farm work, this is a new and untried field which promises grand results.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
She had Shakespeare almost by heart, and she loved the grand old dramatist.
"A Mad Love" by Bertha M. Clay
I bet you had a grand time at the farm!
"Just Around the Corner" by Fannie Hurst
Our guides cut a path, and, clearing the branches overhead, we followed on horseback, dismounting at the foot of the Casa Grande.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. II." by John L. Stephens

In poetry:

"She's loggin' seventeen
An' she's liftin' to it grand,
So I'm goin' down below
For a stretch off the land.
"What The Old Man Said" by Cicely Fox Smith
"She's loggin' seventeen,
An' she's liftin' to it grand,
An' I mean to keep 'er goin'
Under all she'll stand.
"What The Old Man Said" by Cicely Fox Smith
It's grand to finnd oot for yoursen
T' ways of ither lands,
But ther is niver nobbut yan
We reetlins onderstands.
"T' Lile Hoose (For Watson Dyke)" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
Perfect, profound, mysterious, grand
Was all t'wixt earth and sky;
A miracle the mighty scheme,
And the chief wonder, I
"Immortal Eve - I" by Manmohan Ghose
Gray is the palace where she dwells,
Grimly the poplars stand
There by the window where she sits,
My Lady of Castle Grand.
"My Lady Of Castle Grand" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
But will her dear heart understand
The answer that he gives—
Childlike, eternal, simple, grand,
The law by which he lives?
"The Mother Mary" by George MacDonald

In news:

Grand Island Police are investigating a robbery that happened at the Conoco Motel in Grand Island.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Two terrific boutiques in Grand Rapids are teaming up for a fun fashion show to raise funds for a great cause.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO)-- The Palisade Bulldogs are right where they want to be, and the Grand Junction Tigers are back in the bottom half of the top 10 in the state.
Grand homes set scene to fete grand causes.
GRAND JUNCTION, colo.- The Grand Junction Rockies (33-28, 12-11) fell to the Helena Brewers (20-41, 6-17), 3-2, Wednesday night at Kindrick Legion Field, snapping their four-game winning streak against the Milwaukee club.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – For the first time ever, Grand Rapids will host the national Junior Achievement Leadership Conference.
His Le Grand Pas features a Grand Marnier foam .
AFTER MANY weeks of rehearsals, set construction and stage modifications Grand Valley Drama Department is ready to present the musical " Footloose ," 7 pm Friday and Saturday and March 30 and 31 in the Grand Valley High School auditeria.
A tourist sits on a precipice while gazing out into the Grand Canyon June 10, 2009 at sunset in the Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.
Irv of Grand Haven asked, "Is that seagull statue on a pedestal in the courtyard between Loutit District Library and the Grand Haven Community Center made by somebody famous.".
The crash happened near Santa Fe and Le Grand in the town of Le Grand just before 10 in the morning.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO)-- As of Wednesday, four of the Grand Valley's best student-athletes are officially on their way to the next level.
Grand Rapids Press File Photo Margaux Drake's 1949 Dodge pickup, "Gigi," loaded with donated plants in front of her East Grand Rapids home.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The club lacrosse teams from Davenport and Grand Valley State will play an exhibition tonight to benefit the Richard Seiler family, whose house was destroyed in a fire Nov 26 in Holland.
Gonzo's Giveway : A weekend getaway to Grand Rapids (Hoptoberfest tickets, overnight stay at Amway Grand Plaza).

In science:

One could imagine that they are all related, in one way or another, with the still inexplicable gauge hierarchy phenomenon underlying the Grand Unification of quarks and leptons.
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
Grand Unification, including the fundamental starting gauge symmetry of the GUT involved.
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
Thus we have seen how the missing VEV generating superpotential WA (6) opens the way to a natural string-scale grand unification in supersymmetric SU (7), prescribed at low energies by the gauge coupling values and the standard MSSM particle content plus one family of PG states (1).
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
Figure 1: The SU (7) predictions of αs(MZ ) as a function of the grand unification scale MU .
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
We expect that the number of local valleys in the landscape, accessible with h > 0, has a well-defined average (in the grand-canonical sense), and that the relevant scaling parameter is Lz /Lζ .
Energy landscapes in random systems, driven interfaces and wetting
In this section we calculate the microscopic spectral density and the two-point correlation function using semi-classical methods starting from the expressions for the grand canonical ensemble derived in previous section.
Chiral Random Matrix Model for Critical Statistics
Planck scale of the scale of grand unification.
The Utility of Quantum Field Theory
Salsburg, Monte Carlo procedure for statistical mechanical calculations in a grand canonical ensemble of lattice systems, J.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
In physical discrete quantum gravity, where normally grand canonical ensemble is used, the thermodynamic limit has physical sense only in some critical point, which defines the boundary of the region where the series defining the grand partition function, converges.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
In physics the pure (without matter fields) planar quantum gravity (or string in dimension 0) is defined by the grand partition function P (T ) = Z −1 exp(−µF (T )), Z = XT ∈A exp(−µF (T )) = XN where the first sum is over all triangulations T of the sphere with N triangles, belonging to some class A of triangulations.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
Grand canonical ensemble is normally considered for µ → µcr + 0 = − log c.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
Using the replica method, a grand-canonical approach was taken, including a chemical potential µ controlling the number of hard spheres.
Dynamics of heuristic optimization algorithms on random graphs
By some unknown mechanism, the vacuum state of this theory is supposed to be such that low-energy excitations are those of a supersymmetric Grand Unified Theory (GUT) including supergravity.
Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory: A Sketch
Second, since the Milky Way is not a ‘grand design’ spiral galaxy, the spiral arms are not the perfect geometrical ob jects they are assumed to be.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
By collecting the terms having the same cluster size distribution, one obtain a new expression of the partition function that can be simplified by moving over to the grand canonical ensemble.
Clusters in Simple Fluids