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baby grand

  • noun a small grand piano
    parlour grand; baby grand; parlor grand piano; baby grand piano; parlor grand.
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baby grand piano

  • noun a small grand piano
    parlour grand; baby grand; parlor grand piano; baby grand piano; parlor grand.
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concert grand

  • noun a grand piano suitable for concert performances
    concert piano.
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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.
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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.
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grand canal

  • noun the major waterway in Venice, Italy
  • noun an inland waterway 1000 miles long in eastern China; extends from Tianjin in the north to Hangzhou in the south
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grand canyon

  • noun the enormous gorge of the Colorado River in northern Arizona
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grand canyon national park

  • noun a national park in Arizona including the mile deep canyon of the Colorado River which shows geologic features and fossil plants and animals
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grand canyon state

  • noun a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
    Arizona; AZ.
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grand circle

  • noun a gymnastic exercise performed on the horizontal bar by swinging around it with the body fully extended
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Grand cordon

  • the cordon or broad ribbon, identified with the highest grade in certain honorary orders; hence, a person who holds that grade.
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Grand cross

  • . (a) The highest rank of knighthood in the Order of the Bath. (b) A knight grand cross.
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Grand days

  • (Eng. Law), certain days in the terms which are observed as holidays in the inns of court and chancery (Candlemas, Ascension, St. John Baptist's, and All Saints' Days); called also Dies non juridici.
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grand dragon

  • noun a high ranking person in the Ku Klux Klan
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Grand duchess

  • noun the wife of a grand duke or a woman holding that rank in her own right
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  • . (a) The wife or widow of a grand duke . (b) A lady having the sovereignty of a duchy in her own right. (c) In Russia, a daughter of the Czar.
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grand duchy

  • noun the domain controlled by a grand duke or grand duchess
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grand duchy of luxembourg

  • noun a grand duchy (a constitutional monarchy) landlocked in northwestern Europe between France and Belgium and Germany; an international financial center
    Luxemburg; Luxembourg.
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Grand duke

  • noun a prince who rules a territory
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  • . (a) A sovereign duke, inferior in rank to a king; as, the Grand Duke of Tuscany. (b) In Russia, a son of the Czar. (c) (Zoöl.) The European great horned owl or eagle owl (Bubo maximas).
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grand fir

  • noun lofty fir of the Pacific coast of northwestern America having long curving branches and deep green leaves
    giant fir; lowland white fir; Abies grandis; lowland fir.
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grand guignol

  • noun a play of a macabre or horrific nature
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grand inquisitor

  • noun director of the court of Inquisition (especially in Spain and Portugal)
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grand island

  • noun a town in south central Nebraska
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Grand juror

  • a member of a grand jury.
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Grand jury

  • noun a jury to inquire into accusations of crime and to evaluate the grounds for indictments
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  • (Law), a jury of not less than twelve men, and not more than twenty-three, whose duty it is, in private session, to examine into accusations against persons charged with crime, and if they see just cause, then to find bills of indictment against them, to be presented to the court; called also grand inquest.
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Grand juryman

  • a grand juror.
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grand lama

  • noun chief lama and once ruler of Tibet
    Dalai Lama.
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Grand larceny

  • noun larceny of property having a value greater than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
    grand larceny.
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  • . (Law) See under Larceny.
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Grand lodge

  • the chief lodge, or governing body, among Freemasons and other secret orders.
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grand mal

  • noun epilepsy in which the attacks involve loss of consciousness and tonic spasms of the musculature followed by generalized jerking
    grand mal; generalized epilepsy; epilepsia major.
  • noun a seizure during which the patient becomes unconscious and has convulsions over the entire body
    epilepsia major; generalized seizure.
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grand mal epilepsy

  • noun epilepsy in which the attacks involve loss of consciousness and tonic spasms of the musculature followed by generalized jerking
    grand mal; generalized epilepsy; epilepsia major.
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grand marnier

  • noun an orange-flavored French liqueur
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Grand master

  • . (a) The head of one of the military orders of knighthood, as the Templars, Hospitallers, etc. (b) The head of the order of Freemasons or of Good Templars, etc. (c) The highest rank for a chess player, awarded by a national or international organization of chess players as a result of winning games of chess against other ranked players in chess tournaments officially sanctioned by that chess organization, such as FIDE. By extension, (Figuratively) a person with the highest level of expertise in some field. Also "grandmaster".
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grand mercy

Grand" mer"cy
Definitions
  1. See Gramercy. Obs.
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grand mufti

  • noun the chief mufti of a district
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grand national

  • noun an annual steeplechase run in Liverpool, England
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grand opera

  • noun opera in which all the text is sung
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Grand paunch

  • a glutton or gourmand. Obs. Holland.
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Grand pensionary

  • . See under Pensionary.
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Grand piano

  • noun a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs
    grand.
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  • (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.
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grand prix

  • noun one of several international races
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grand rapids

  • noun a city in west central Michigan; noted for manufacturing furniture
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Grand relief

  • (Sculp.), alto relievo.
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grand river

  • noun a river in southern Michigan that flows northwest to empty into Lake Michigan
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Grand Seignior

  • . See under Seignior.
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grand slam

  • noun winning all of the tricks in a hand of bridge
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Grand stand

  • the principal stand, or erection for spectators, at a, race course, etc.
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grand teton

  • noun a mountain peak in northwestern Wyoming; the highest peak in the Teton Range (13,766 feet high)
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grand teton national park

  • noun a national park in Wyoming featuring mountains
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grand theft

  • noun larceny of property having a value greater than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
    grand larceny.
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grand total

  • noun the sum of the sums of several groups of numbers
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grand tour

  • noun an extended cultural tour of Europe taken by wealthy young Englishmen (especially in the 18th century) as part of their education
  • noun a sightseeing tour of a building or institution
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grand turk

  • noun the ruler of a Muslim country (especially of the former Ottoman Empire)
    sultan.
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Grand vicar

  • (Eccl.), a principal vicar; an ecclesiastical delegate in France.
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Grand vizier

  • . See under Vizier.
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grand-ducal

Grand"-du"cal adjective
Definitions
  1. Of or pertaining to a grand duke. H. James.
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Grand-guard, ∨ Grandegarde

  • a piece of plate armor used in tournaments as an extra protection for the left shoulder and breast.
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Knights commanders, Knights grand cross

  • different classes of the Order of the Bath. See under Bath, and Companion.
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parlor grand

  • noun a small grand piano
    parlour grand; baby grand; parlor grand piano; baby grand piano; parlor grand.
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parlor grand piano

  • noun a small grand piano
    parlour grand; baby grand; parlor grand piano; baby grand piano; parlor grand.
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parlour grand

  • noun a small grand piano
    parlour grand; baby grand; parlor grand piano; baby grand piano; parlor grand.
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parlour grand piano

  • noun a small grand piano
    parlour grand; baby grand; parlor grand piano; baby grand piano; parlor grand.
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war of the grand alliance

  • noun an aggressive war waged by Louis XIV against Spain and the Holy Roman Empire and England and Holland and other states (1689-1697)
    War of the League of Augsburg.
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

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