To say that something is grander than something else is to say that it is more important, prestigious, or impressive.

  • The palace is grander than the small house that the princess lives in.

  • The opera is grander than the theater performance that I went to last night.

Definition of grander


Of a large size or extent; great.


Great in size, and fine or imposing in appearance or impression; illustrious, dignified, magnificent.


Having higher rank or more dignity, size, or importance than other persons or things of the same name.


(usually in compound forms) Standing in the second or some more remote degree of parentage or descent.


Fine; lovely.


Containing all the parts proper to a given form of composition.

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Example Sentences for grander

  • 1

    The Grand Master's insignia is the Grand Collar of the Legion.

  • 2

    It is the easternmost of the grand boulevards.

  • 3

    It is the opposite of the Grand Slam.

  • 4

    The stage of the grand was and wide.

  • 5

    The stage was grand and wide.

  • 6

    Along the side is the grand ballroom.

  • 7

    In the grand scheme, that difference is minuscule.

  • 8

    Possibly Grand was an accomplice of the regicide.

  • 9

    A grand rejoicing is held for the individuals.

  • 10

    The effect of the illumination was grand and imposing.