WOTW: grand

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triplo word of the week - grand

“Grand” is an adjective with one main meaning. As a noun it has an interesting meaning too. Let’s find out and see some examples.

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The adjective “grand” means amazing, magnificent or imposing in appearance, size, or style.

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+ They live in a grand country house.

+ The Christmas party at triplo was very grand.

+ The historic quarter of the city is full of grand buildings, undamaged by the war.

+ We stayed in a luxury 19th century grand hotel.

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The adjective “grand” can mean something large, ambitious, and impressive in scale.

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+ He had a grand design for the future of his company.

+ The Great Hall provides a perfect setting for concerts, balls and other grand events.

+ The production was on a grand scale like I’ve never seen before.

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The adjective “grand” is used with names of places, buildings or events to suggest size or luxury.

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+ The Grand Hotel.

+ The British Grand Prix.

+ The Grand Canyon.

+ Wimbledon is a Grand Slam.

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Casually, the adjective “grand” means very good or enjoyable.

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+ We had a grand day out at Disneyland.

+ Thank you for a grand evening.

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As a noun “grand” means a thousand pounds or dollars. This is very informal.

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+ This car cost ten grand.

+ She earns about one hundred grand a year.

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The pronunciation is / grand /.

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This word is in the New General Service List, a list of the 3,000 most common words in English communication. You can get the full list on our website by clicking here.

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この単語は、英語で最もよく使われる3,000の単語のリストであるNew General Service Listからのものです。完全なリストはこちらから。

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