grandee

  • 1 Grandee — is a word either to render in English the Iberic high aristocratic title Grande , used by the Spanish, Portuguese and Brazilian peerage, or by analogy to refer to other people of a somewhat comparable, exalted position, roughly synonymous with… …

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  • 2 grandee — grandée s. f., art. grandéea, g. d. art. grandéei; pl. grandée Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  GRANDÉE s.f. (mar.) Parâmă cusută pe marginea unei pânze ca întăritură şi pentru a i micşora lungimea; marginea unei vele.… …

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  • 3 Grandee — Gran*dee , n. [Sp. grande. See {Grand}.] 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. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 grandee — 1590s, from Sp. grande nobleman of the first rank, originally an adjective, great, from L. grandis big, great (see GRAND (Cf. grand) (adj.)) …

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  • 5 grandee — ► NOUN 1) a Spanish or Portuguese nobleman of the highest rank. 2) a high ranking or eminent man. ORIGIN from Spanish and Portuguese grande grand …

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  • 6 grandee — [gran dē′] n. [Sp & Port grande: see GRAND] 1. a Spanish or Portuguese nobleman of the highest rank 2. a man of high rank; important personage …

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  • 7 grandee — [[t]grændi͟ː[/t]] grandees 1) N COUNT In the past, a grandee was a Spanish prince of the highest rank. 2) N COUNT You can refer to someone, especially a politician, who is upper class and has a lot of influence as a grandee. [mainly BRIT] He is a …

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  • 8 grandee — grandeeship, n. /gran dee /, n. a man of high social position or eminence, esp. a Spanish or Portuguese nobleman. [1590 1600; < Sp, Pg grande, with ending assimilated to EE] * * * ▪ Spanish nobility Spanish  Grande,         a title of honour… …

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  • 9 grandee — UK [ˌɡrænˈdiː] / US [ɡrænˈdɪ] noun [countable] Word forms grandee : singular grandee plural grandees 1) a very important and powerful person, especially in politics 2) a man of very high social class in Spain or Portugal in the past …

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  • 10 grandee — noun Etymology: Spanish grande, from grande, adjective, large, great, from Latin grandis Date: 1598 a man of elevated rank or station; especially a Spanish or Portuguese nobleman of the first rank …

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  • 11 grandee — noun /ɡɹænˈdiː/ a) a person of high rank b) a high ranking nobleman in Spain or Portugal …

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  • 12 grandee — Synonyms and related words: Brahman, archduke, aristocrat, armiger, baron, baronet, blue blood, count, daimio, duke, earl, esquire, gentleman, grand duke, hidalgo, lace curtain, laird, landgrave, lord, lordling, magnate, magnifico, margrave,… …

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  • 13 grandee — gran|dee [grænˈdi:] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Spanish; Origin: grande, from Latin grandis; GRAND1] 1.) a politician of the highest social class who has a lot of influence 2.) a Spanish or Portuguese ↑nobleman of the highest rank, in the past …

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  • 14 grandee — gran|dee [ græn di ] noun count 1. ) a very important and powerful person, especially in politics 2. ) a man of very high social class in Spain or Portugal in the past …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 grandee — gran·dee || græn dɪː n. Spanish nobleman, Spanish aristocrat …

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  • 16 grandee — [gran di:] noun a Spanish or Portuguese nobleman of the highest rank. ↘a man of high rank or eminence. Origin C16: from Sp. and Port. grande grand , used asnoun; the change of ending was due to assoc. with ee …

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  • 17 grandee — n. Nobleman, noble, lord …

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  • 18 grandee — noun (C) 1 a Spanish or Portuguese nobleman of the highest rank in former times 2 a politician of the highest social class who has a lot of influence …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 grandee — gran·dee …

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  • 20 grandee — gran•dee [[t]grænˈdi[/t]] n. a man of high social position or eminence, esp. a Spanish or Portuguese nobleman • Etymology: 1590–1600; < Sp, Pg grande, with ending assimilated to ee gran•dee′ship, n …

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