grand etymology

English word grand comes from English daughter, English mother, English son, English father, English grandfather clause, and later English grandson (A son of one's child.)

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Detailed word origin of grand

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
daughter English (eng) (physics) A nuclide left over from radioactive decay.. A daughter language.. A female descendant.. One’s female offspring.
mother English (eng) (figuratively) A female ancestor.. (figuratively) A source or origin.. (figuratively) Any elderly woman, especially within a particular community.. (figuratively) Any person or entity which performs mothering.. (obsolete) Hysterical passion; hysteria.. (when followed by a surname) A title of respect for one's mother-in-law.. A (human) female who (a) parents a child (b) gives birth to a baby [...]
son English (eng) (UK, colloquial) An informal address to a friend or person of equal authority.. A familiar address to a male person from an older or otherwise more authoritative person.. A male adopted person in relation to his adoption parents.. A male descendant.. A male person considered to have been significantly shaped by some external influence.. A male person who has such a close relationship with an [...]
father English (eng) A (generally human) male who begets a child.. A male ancestor more remote than a parent; a progenitor; especially, a first ancestor.. A person who plays the role of a father in some way.. A senator of Ancient Rome.. A term of respectful address for a priest.. A term of respectful address for an elderly man.. The founder of a discipline or science. (figuratively) To give rise to.. To act as a [...]
grandfather clause English (eng) A clause or section, especially in a law, granting exceptions for people or organisations who were affected by previous conditions.
grandson English (eng) A son of one's child.
grand English (eng) A grandparent or grandchild.

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