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Grand. adj. [grand, French; grandis, Latin.]

  1. Great; illustrious; high in power.

    God had planted, that is, made to grow the trees of life and knowledge, plants only proper and becoming the paradise and garden of so grand a Lord. Raleigh's Hist. of the World.

  2. Great; splendid; magnificent.

            A voice has flown
    To re-enflame a grand design.

  3. Noble; sublime; lofty; conceived or expressed with great dignity.

  4. It is used to signify ascent or descent of consanguinity.

Sources: Raleigh, Walter (68) · Young, Edward (1)

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