Grandaunt to Grapevine
(Grand"aunt") n. [Cf. F. grand'tante.] The aunt of one's father or mother.
(Grand"child") n. A son's or daughter's child; a child in the second degree of descent.
(Grand"daugh"ter) n. The daughter of one's son or daughter.
(Grand"-du"cal) a. Of or pertaining to a grand duke. H. James.
(Gran*dee") n. [Sp. grande. See Grand.] A man of elevated rank or station; a nobleman. In
Spain, a nobleman of the first rank, who may be covered in the king's presence.
(Gran*dee"ship), n. The rank or estate of a grandee; lordship. H. Swinburne.
(Gran"deur) n. [F., fr. grand. See Grand.] The state or quality of being grand; vastness; greatness; splendor; magnificence; stateliness; sublimity; dignity; elevation
of thought or expression; nobility of action.
Nor doth this grandeur and majestic showMilton.
Of luxury . . . allure mine eye.
Syn. Sublimity; majesty; stateliness; augustness; loftiness. See Sublimity.
(Gran*dev"i*ty) n. [L. grandaevitas.] Great age; long life. [Obs.] Glanvill.
(Gran*de"vous) a. [L. grandaevus; grandig grand+ aevum lifetime, age.] Of great age; aged; longlived.
Grandfather longlegs. (Zoöl.) See Daddy longlegs.
(Grand"fa"ther) n. A father's or mother's father; an ancestor in the next degree above the
father or mother in lineal ascent.
(Grand"fa"ther*ly), a. Like a grandfather in age or manner; kind; benignant; indulgent.
He was a grandfatherly sort of personage.Hawthorne.
(Gran*dif"ic) a. [L. grandificus; grandis grand + facere to make.] Making great. [R.] Bailey.
(Gran*dil"o*quence) n. The use of lofty words or phrases; bombast; usually in a bad
The sin of grandiloquence or tall talking.Thackeray,
(Gran*dil"o*quent) a. [L. grandis grand + logui to speak.] Speaking in a lofty style; pompous; bombastic.
(Gran*dil"o*quous) a. [L. grandiloquus; grandis grand + loqui to apeak.] Grandiloquent.
(Gran"di*nous) a. [L. grandinosus, fr. qrando, grandinis, hail.] Consisting of hail; abounding
in hail. [R.] Bailey.
(Gran"di*ose") a. [F. grandiose, It. grandioso. See Grand.]
1. Impressive or elevating in effect; imposing; splendid; striking; in a good sense.
The tone of the parts was to be perpetually kept down in order not to impair the grandiose effect of the
The grandiose red tulips which grow wild.C. Kingsley.