Large and impressive in size, scope, or extent; magnificent: The bridge that crosses the bay is a grand structure. Rich and sumptuous: A grand meal was laid before them. Of a solemn, stately, or splendid nature. Dignified or noble in appearance or effect: a grand old face that bespeaks suffering but not defeat. Noble or admirable in conception or intent: a grand purpose. Lofty or sublime in character: a speech delivered in the grand style of the great orators. Wonderful or very pleasing: had a grand time. Having higher rank than others of the same category: a grand admiral. Having more importance than others; principal: the grand ballroom of a hotel. Of a haughty or pretentious nature. Including or covering all units or aspects: the grand total. A grand piano. Slang A thousand dollars: sold the car for six grand.