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 for grand
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grand \Grand\ (gr[a^]nd), a. [Compar. Grander
     (gr[a^]nd"[~e]r); superl. Grandest.] [OE. grant, grount,
     OF. grant, F. grand, fr. L. grandis; perh. akin to gravis
     heavy, E. grave, a. Cf. Grandee.]
     1. 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." --Milton.
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              Making so bold . . . to unseal
              Their grand commission.               --Shak.
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     2. 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.
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              They are the highest models of expression, the
              unapproached
              masters of the grand style.           --M. Arnold.
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     3. 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.
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     4. Standing in the second or some more remote degree of
        parentage or descent; -- generalIy used in composition;
        as, grandfather, grandson, grandchild, etc.
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              What cause
              Mov'd our grand parents, in that happy state,
              Favor'd of Heaven so highly, to fall off
              From their Creator.                   --Milton.
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     Grand action, a pianoforte action, used in grand pianos, in
        which special devices are employed to obtain perfect
        action of the hammer in striking and leaving the string.
        
  
     Grand Army of the Republic, an organized voluntary
        association of men who served in the Union army or navy
        during the civil war in the United States. The order has
        chapters, called Posts, throughout the country.
  
     Grand paunch, a glutton or gourmand. [Obs.] --Holland.
  
     Grand pensionary. See under Pensionary.
  
     Grand piano (Mus.), a large piano, usually harp-shaped, in
        which the wires or strings are generally triplicated,
        increasing the power, and all the mechanism is introduced
        in the most effective manner, regardless of the size of
        the instrument.
  
     Grand relief (Sculp.), alto relievo.
  
     Grand Seignior. See under Seignior.
  
     Grand stand, the principal stand, or erection for
        spectators, at a, race course, etc.
  
     Grand vicar (Eccl.), a principal vicar; an ecclesiastical
        delegate in France.
  
     Grand vizier. See under Vizier.
  
     Syn: Magnificent; sublime; majestic; dignified; elevated;
          stately; august; pompous; lofty; eralted; noble.
  
     Usage: Grand, Magnificent, Sublime. Grand, in reference to
            objects of taste, is applied to that which expands the
            mind by a sense of vastness and majesty; magnificent
            is applied to anything which is imposing from its
            splendor; sublime describes that which is awful and
            elevating. A cataract is grand; a rich and varied
            landscape is magnificent; an overhanging precipice is
            sublime. "Grandeur admits of degrees and
            modifications; but magnificence is that which has
            already reached the highest degree of superiority
            naturally belonging to the object in question."
            --Crabb.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  grand
      adj 1: 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"
             [syn: expansive, grand, heroic]
      2: of or befitting a lord; "heir to a lordly fortune"; "of
         august lineage" [syn: august, grand, lordly]
      3: rich and superior in quality; "a princely sum"; "gilded
         dining rooms" [syn: deluxe, gilded, grand, luxurious,
         opulent, princely, sumptuous]
      4: 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" [syn: fantastic, grand,
         howling(a), marvelous, marvellous, rattling(a),
         terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous]
      5: 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" [syn: exalted, elevated, sublime, grand,
         high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified,
         idealistic, noble-minded]
      6: large and impressive in physical size or extent; "the bridge
         is a grand structure"
      7: the most important and magnificent in adornment; "grand
         ballroom"; "grand staircase"
      8: 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" [syn:
         distinguished, grand, imposing, magisterial]
      n 1: the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100 [syn:
           thousand, one thousand, 1000, M, K, chiliad,
           G, grand, thou, yard]
      2: a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame;
         usually supported by three legs [syn: grand piano, grand]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  319 Moby Thesaurus words for "grand":
     Babylonian, C, C-note, Corinthian, G, G-note, Klavier, M, Steinway,
     admirable, advantageous, aggrandized, all-inclusive, apotheosized,
     aristocratic, august, auspicious, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful,
     baby grand, barbaric, baronial, beatified, beneficial, benevolent,
     big, big-league, big-name, big-time, bigwig, bigwigged, bon, bonny,
     braw, buck, bueno, bumper, canonized, capital, cartwheel,
     celebrated, cembalo, cent, century, chief, chiliad, chiliagon,
     chiliahedron, chiliarch, chiliarchia, clarichord, clavicembalo,
     clavichord, clavicittern, clavicymbal, clavicytherium, clavier,
     cogent, commendable, complete, comprehensive, concert grand,
     consequential, considerable, copper, cottage piano, couched harp,
     courtly, deep, deified, deluxe, dignified, dime, distinguished,
     dollar, dollar bill, double-barreled, dulcimer harpsichord,
     earthshaking, elaborate, elegant, elevated, eminent, ennobled,
     enormous, enshrined, enthroned, estimable, exalted, excellent,
     exhaustive, expedient, extravagant, fabulous, fair, famous, fancy,
     fantastic, favorable, fifty cents, fin, fine, first-class,
     first-rate, fish, five cents, five hundred dollars,
     five-dollar bill, five-hundred-dollar bill, five-spot, fiver,
     flamboyant, flashy, foremost, four bits, frogskin, full, garish,
     gaudy, glorified, glorious, good, goodly, gorgeous, grand piano,
     grandiose, grave, great, half G, half a C, half dollar, half grand,
     hammer dulcimer, harmonichord, harpsichord, head, healthy, heavy,
     heavyweight, held in awe, helpful, high, high and mighty,
     high-powered, highest, histrionic, huge, hundred-dollar bill,
     illustrious, immense, immortal, immortalized, important, imposing,
     impressive, inspiring, intense, iron man, irresistible, kilo,
     kilocycle, kilogram, kilohertz, kiloliter, kilometer, kind, kingly,
     lakh, large, large-scale, laudable, lavish, leading, legendary,
     lofty, lordly, luxurious, magisterial, magnificent, magnified,
     main, majestic, major, man-sized, manichord, manichordon, marvy,
     material, maximum, melodion, melopiano, mighty, mill, millennium,
     millepede, milligram, milliliter, momentous, monochord, monumental,
     moving, myriad, name, nice, nickel, noble, notable, numerous,
     one hundred thousand, opulent, ornate, ostentatious, outstanding,
     overdone, pair of virginals, palatial, parlor grand, penny,
     pianette, pianino, piano, piano-violin, pianoforte, pleasant,
     plenary, plush, posh, powerful, pretentious, princely, principal,
     prodigious, profitable, proud, quarter, queenly, red cent, regal,
     renowned, respected, revered, ritzy, royal, sainted, sanctified,
     sawbuck, sedate, self-important, serious, showy, shrined,
     significant, silver dollar, sizable, skillful, skin, smacker,
     smashing, sober, solemn, sostinente pianoforte, sound, spinet,
     splendacious, splendid, splendiferous, square piano, stately,
     statuesque, strong, stupendous, sublime, substantial, sum,
     sumptuous, super, superb, supereminent, superfancy, superfine,
     superior, swank, swanky, swell, tall, ten cents, ten thousand,
     ten-spot, tenner, terrific, thou, thousand, thousand dollars,
     thousand-dollar bill, throned, tidy, total, towering, tremendous,
     twenty-dollar bill, twenty-five cents, two bits, two-dollar bill,
     two-spot, upright, upright piano, useful, valid, venerable,
     very good, violin piano, virginal, virtuous, weighty, wonderful,
     world-shaking, worthy, yard
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  GRAND. An epithet frequently used to denote that the thing. to which it is 
  joined is of more importance and dignity, than other things of the same 
  name; as, grand assize, a writ in a real action to determine the right of 
  property in land; grand cape, a writ used in England, on a plea of land, 
  when the tenant makes default in appearance at the day given for the king to 
  take the land into his hands; grand days, among the English lawyers, are 
  those days in term which are solemnly kept in the inns of court and 
  chancery, namely, Candlemas day, in Hilary term; Ascension day, in Easter 
  term; and All Saint's day, in Michaelmas term; which days are dies non 
  juridici. Grand distress is the name of a writ so called because of its 
  extent, namely, to all. the goods and chattels of the party distrained 
  within the county; this writ is believed to be peculiar to England. Grand 
  Jury. (q. v.) Grand serjeantry, the name of an ancient English military 
  tenure. 
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Grand -- U.S. County in Utah
     Population (2000):    8485
     Housing Units (2000): 4062
     Land area (2000):     3681.560109 sq. miles (9535.196504 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    12.515689 sq. miles (32.415485 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3694.075798 sq. miles (9567.611989 sq. km)
     Located within:       Utah (UT), FIPS 49
     Location:             38.823392 N, 109.472540 W
     Headwords:
      Grand
      Grand, UT
      Grand County
      Grand County, UT
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Grand -- U.S. County in Colorado
     Population (2000):    12442
     Housing Units (2000): 10894
     Land area (2000):     1846.674737 sq. miles (4782.865409 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    22.930219 sq. miles (59.388993 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1869.604956 sq. miles (4842.254402 sq. km)
     Located within:       Colorado (CO), FIPS 08
     Location:             40.087637 N, 106.070981 W
     Headwords:
      Grand
      Grand, CO
      Grand County
      Grand County, CO
  

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