Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several competitive international road races for sports cars of specific engine size over an exacting, usually risky course.

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  • noun any of several international races, especially one of a series for Formula One racing cars

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  • noun one of several international races

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, short for Grand Prix de Paris, originally an international horserace established in 1863 at Longchamp in Paris.]

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French, from Grand Prix de Paris ("Grand Prize of Paris"), an international horserace at Longchamps

Examples

  • But John in North Carolina points out the Grand Prix win was fixed.

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  • But John in North Carolina points out the Grand Prix win was fixed.

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  • Of course, Grand Prix chairman Ron Walker is also chairman of Fairfax, apparently leading to this nasty episode in March last year when a report over Grand Prix crowd figures resulted in a groveling apology to the event's organisers, apparently enforced by former editor Andrew Jaspan.

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  • Jenson Button continued his perfect start to the 2009 Formula One season as he took his second successive Grand Prix victory today when the Malaysian Grand Prix was stopped after 31 laps following a torrential downpour.

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