gran|deur

gran|deur «GRAN juhr, -jur», noun.
1. greatness; majesty; nobility: »

The grandeur of Niagara Falls is famous.

2. magnificence or splendor of appearance or style of living: »

The English go to their estates for grandeur. The French live at court and exile themselves to their estates for economy (Emerson).

SYNONYM(S): stateliness, dignity.
3. greatness of power or rank; eminence.
[< Old French grandeur < grand grand]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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