Definitions

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

  • noun A nobleman of the highest rank in Spain or Portugal.
  • noun Used as the title for such a nobleman.
  • noun A person of eminence or high rank.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Spain, one of a class of noblemen of the highest rank and greatest wealth, created in the thirteenth century, and endowed with extraordinary privileges, most of which have since been abolished.
  • noun Hence Any man of elevated rank or station; a nobleman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a person of high rank
  • noun a high ranking nobleman in Spain or Portugal
  • noun the title for a high ranking nobleman in Spain or Portugal

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a nobleman of highest rank in Spain or Portugal

Etymologies

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

[Spanish grande, from Latin grandis, great.]

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From Latin grandis ("large, great").

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