1.1(impressive)(spectacle/mansion/vista) magnífico(spectacle/vista/mansion) espléndidoon a grand scale — en gran escala
- The architecture of Constantinople had probably inspired Edward when he was fighting there in the Crusades and the castle's grand style also underlines his imperial intentions.
- However, amidst all the serious discussions, the hosts from the East put out the welcome mat in grand Thai style.
- Rome, with characteristic bravura, solved its food supply problem on a grand scale - by constructing the largest and most impressive sea-port of the ancient world.
- In grand style, the hotel also put on a show featuring the dancers from the Icon Show Bar for guests.
- In 1512, soon after a grand celebration in honour of the king's young son, who died a week later, there was a disastrous fire.
- This is exactly the kind of mistake a grand strategy is designed to avoid: neglecting a critical issue just because it isn't in the headlines.
- Position papers rarely have a direct influence on grand strategy; contending bureaucracies kick in to muddy the waters.
- The old, big hotels have been preserved in their grand style.
- And if they can be made on such a grand scale, who says smaller mistakes can't be made too - mistakes that it would be less easy to spot?
- Despite its grand, stately appearance, this fine city struggles, shrouded in a shadow of gloom and misery, crushed under an iron fist of oppression.
- It's not like it's really important in the grand scheme of things.
- He reassures us that the scientific-minded and religious followers share faith in a grand design.
- The city is the best destination if visitors want to see a mix of Western and Eastern culture and this is best seen in the different architectural styles of Shanghai's grand old houses.
- Christopher and Sara tied the knot and celebrated in style with a grand wedding party at the Captain's Corner.
- No expense was spared and the kitchens cranked up to produce an amazing 1,150 meals in just under three days, all on a grand scale.
- If gardening is your passion, do it on the grand scale.
- The grand menu of dance styles and artists this city presents - in all genres and venues - is impressive and alluring.
- Or you could always take some quality time out on the Scottish isle of Eriska in a hotel built in the grand style more than 100 years ago.
- Looking back on our lives from the rocking chair, do you suppose we'll wonder what grand dreams we might have chased with those hours instead?
- There was nothing grand about her appearance, nothing overly styled.
- If you appreciate grand style and elegance, with every modern convenience and one of the best locations in Europe, this is the hotel for you.
- I refer of course to ‘Europe’ as an idea and an ideal, a dream, a vision, a grand design.
- The Mahabodhi tree itself is a magnificent spectacle with its grand trunk and spread-out branches.
- Matheson has a history of achievement on a grand scale.
- ‘Melbourne used volunteers in 1956, but Sydney was first to use them on such a grand scale at the 2000 Olympics,’ he said.
- Nobody in this country should go hungry while grand plans unfold and important conferences deliberate.
- The scale, detail, and spatial clarity of the building are not those of a grand house designed to impress, but of a house for living in intimacy with the environment.
- Everything about the project is on a grand scale.
- At fashion shows, whether organised on a grand scale by professionals, or at the amateur level by college students, the saree display always fascinates the audience.
- The tandem pair were able to relax in style in the grand surrounding of the Ambassador's residence and were given a warm welcome when they arrived for an official reception last night.
- On special occasions, you can make puddings and desserts, perfectly decorated and in a grand style.
- The detention centre project was conceived on a grand scale.
- And do you want an intimate room, modest in size, or a grand space with a lofty ceiling and broad expanse of floor?
- Due to the lack of proper maintenance, most of these villas have lost their grand appearance.
- An ambitious artist, he preferred to work on a grand scale with vibrant colour and virtuoso brushwork and was noted for his treatment of costume and the accuracy of his settings.
- But plans on their own, however grand and brilliant, will not deliver the province from its pressing socio-economic problems.
- He ends with the music of the opening, this time appropriately grand, even mammoth.
- But not all her work is so high-tech, or on such a grand scale.
- The room, one of 20, was decorated and furnished in the grand country house style, with a huge carved wooden bed and the largest wardrobe I have ever seen.
- Companies proceeded as they had before, but on an even grander scale.
- It's like he was slowly coming to the realization that the grand finale of the magnificent journey had come to this shockingly humbling ending.
1.2(ostentatious)(gesture) grandilocuente(entrance) triunfalin the grand manner — a lo grande
- they live in a grand style — viven a lo grande / por todo lo alto
- Clearly visible was the grand entrance foyer and marble staircase with piles of rubbish in the reading room.
- The Beckham convoy pulled up at the grand entrance, usually reserved for royalty and visiting heads of state, inside the palace quadrangle.
- Lindsey's work will now go through to the international grand final in the autumn.
- The victory also means that the Group One grand finals will be held in Grafton.
- The grand entrance foyer and marble staircase were clearly visible as the front entrance of the building stood open.
- The grand finale featured Cecilia on stage preparing a bride for her final vows.
- After 1570 another leading architect, John Smythson, modernized the house and added classically inspired fronts to the entrance and to the grand entrance to the hall.
- The vast lawns, portico and grand entrance hall were eerily quiet and empty.
- The grand entrance had been smeared with paint and graffiti while a unique Victorian glass lantern roof had been smashed letting water pour on to the decorative floors below.
- The last man, or woman, standing receives the grand prize, a large sum of money.
- Big man Nik Woods will be an important player in the grand final as will Gordan Chadd.
- He smiles warmly as he walks towards me in the grand entrance of Stormont, home of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
- He went for a visit recently, checking out the grand entrance, sweeping central staircase and miniature lifts, complete with photos.
- That is why the choice of the referee for big matches, such as the grand final, is important.
- Trouble was, she bred so many grand champions she had to stop counting at 100.
- At Valencia, he not only built a side to compete with the great Real Madrid and Barcelona, but beat them to the grand prize in style.
- The arresting features of the building as visitors arrive are the new entrance, a new grand stairwell and the development of a central atrium with skylight.
- The main hospital clock tower and grand entrance hall will be used for health care.
- The facade of the five Georgian buildings is listed, and planners expect that the new grand entrance to the theatre will be on Granby Row, beside the wax museum.
- With large black metal fittings the door looked like the grand entrance to a great castle… and yet I was standing in a darkened and cold corridor.
1.3(ambitious, lofty)(vision/conception) grandioso(ideal) elevado
1.4(overall)globalthe grand total — el total
1.5(in names, titles)gran
- He is also the Great Grand Master of the Omni Healing and the Grand Reiki Master for Traditional Reiki.
- But it doesn't sit well with Grand Chief Shirley Adamson of the Council of Yukon First Nations.
- Currently 63 of the Grand Officers of the Orange Order are also Church of Ireland clergy.
- She will remain Grand Marshal of the Association until St Patrick's Day 2005.
- Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and Queen Sonja of Norway were accompanied by Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and the Earl of Wessex.
- At the ceremony, held at the ambassador's residence, Hristova was named a Grand Officer of the Order.
- She is also a previous Grand Marshal of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Mineola.
- As Grand Master of the Knights of St John, he still regarded the island as his by right.
2.1(formal, ceremonial)(opening/banquet/occasion) solemne
2.2(socially important)(singular) (before noun) gran(plural) (before noun) grandesa grand lady — una gran dama
- they give themselves such grand airs — se dan aires de grandeza
- I thought I'd have liked to launch Pete's boat, but felt I wasn't grand enough, and I'd not been asked.
- She was grand in her richly ornate gown and headdress.
- If you know Mrs. Mariwala you know one would hesitate to call her a grand old lady, so zestful and active she is.
- It was a perfect way to help a grand lady celebrate her 80th.
- Since reorganisation, some employees of the the council have come to realise that they are too grand and well-paid to respond to letters from residents.
- They would never come in scruffy, they were very grand and en route to marrying very well - the gossip was wonderful.
- He was very grand in those years and he was friends with Lord Woolsey who was the head of Her Majesty's Forces in Ireland, whose presence we're still very grateful for.
- She was the grand old lady of the monarchy who slipped peacefully away after 101 years of faithful service to her country.
- I didn't dare go up the stairs because I feared facing the grand Lady Nicole.
- I'd like to start working with them, but they all probably think I'm too grand and too expensive.
- He believed he was too grand to have something as mundane as a road named after him.
- As you said, the grand old lady just turned 40, this is brand new technology, so hopefully it should be bigger and better.
- She decided to put herself into the mindset of a grand lady.
- She may very well be a grand, sweet lady, but she did some decidedly lowbrow, unladylike things.
- Mary at 78 years was well known and respected and reputed as a grand old lady.
- She didn't think she was beautiful, she didn't think she was grand.
- I'm a Mason yet I hold no provincial or grand rank.
- I used to imagine that I was a grand lady with full billowing gowns whenever I walked down the staircase.
- She refuses to learn her place, is defiant to the queen and gives herself airs of being the grand lady!
- He is very grand and stays at the Hyatt, which is convenient for us, as we have recently moved to Pudong.
3informal(very good)(day/weather) espléndido(day/weather) fabulosowe had a grand time — lo pasamos divinamente informal
- Mummy's looking just grand.
- Ain't it grand to see what a little tweaking of natural processes can yield?
- ‘Ah,’ she said, ‘you're looking grand, considering.’
- Above everything else, hunting is good times - no - make that great and grand times with family and friends.
- Actually that may happen without our help… ain't nature grand!
- Yesterday we had a grand day out in London.
- The small but perfectly formed publisher of the same name is doing a grand job in resuscitating the tradition of the cheap pamphlet.
- I'm glad we went; it was a wonderful family night, a grand time.
- Poll after poll depicts a generation that thinks their parents are just grand.
- Isn't it grand for a name to reverberate with meaning for the parents in the sense of their bestowing a blessing on a child?
- Ain't it grand that a Victorian team made the grade!
- "A black coffee would be grand, " he said without looking up.
- We are full of admiration for the grand work of your crews, and I know our squadrons are delighted.
- How absolutely grand that the world is in the hands of such people.
- Less traumatic and emotional than funerals and weddings, family reunions are a grand opportunity to check out your gene pool.
- Ain't it grand to have a loyal woman at your side!
- "The golf course is just grand, " he said.
1(piano)piano de cola masculinebaby grand — piano de media cola masculine
- Many manufacturers will offer both uprights and grands with smaller keyboards.
- But even four uprights would have overcrowded the small stage of the Arts Centre's Great Hall, let alone four grands.
- The Hamilton H399 joins the full line of Hamilton grands and verticals off, red by Gibson Guitar's Wurlitzer piano division.
- In his home studio in Bell Canyon, at the west end of the San Fernando Valley, Garson has three grands.
- Still in 1910, 139,000 teachers were teaching Americans how to play on parlor pianos, uprights, baby grands and grands.
- Keys continue into the body of the piano for another twelve inches or so, making the entire key about eighteen inches long in upright pianos and smaller grand pianos, and almost two feet long in nine-foot grands.
slang(1000 dollars, pounds)he paid six grand for the car — el coche le costó seis mil
- You could make a good living doing this: taking a few grand to draw up plans, then blowing out the budget by such a preposterous amount that your client simply wants you to go away.
- No one in their right mind is going to pay a grand for the console.
- Whoever's holding that suitcase guesses what's inside it - if their guess is correct, they win a grand.
- And that fact that he's made a few grand is kinda cool.
- Just invest a few grand in plastic surgery and maybe you too could become one of the most beautiful women on the planet.
- Spend a few grand more and a mid-1990s example is within your reach: provided it has been regularly maintained it should still have plenty of life left in it.
- She then heads off on holiday to Spain with Lanna, returning to find a cheque for a hundred grand lying on the doormat, so quits her job in the supermarket and heads back to the sun.
- Since I've seen another student spend over a grand on a mobile hard drive/digital camera combo, I've decided to start flashing the cash.
- She gets 300 grand a club appearance.
- All of this was much to the amazement of my grandfather, who observed that two and a half grand spent on a marine conservation expedition had left me with some useful skills.
- The victim was given a few grand to keep quiet and the manager kept his job.
- The fifty grand cash in hundred dollar bills they were carrying was also more money than they usually carried.
- Councillors even want to bung a barrister a few grand to state their case at the public inquiry.
- A windfall of a few grand would be very welcome, but now that we are all aware of the problem we are taking steps to sort everything out.
- Fifty grand is not a lot of income any more: In many areas of the country it is not enough to qualify for a home mortgage, for example.
- So if he sold it now, he'd be able to get maybe a grand on it and then hire a cab for when he was able and felt up to working.
- While I like my realtor and consider her a personal friend, if we ever sell our new home, we'll do it ourselves and save a few grand next time around.
- Three weeks ago, we decided to put our offer in, at just a few grand under the asking price.
- Two grand doesn't go far when consulting a lawyer for legal advice.
- Drums are expensive. If drumming turned out to be just another one of my fads, I would feel pretty foolish to have splashed out half a grand on something I would never use again.