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grandeur

GRAND'EUR, n. In a general sense, greatness; that quality or combination of qualities in an object, which elevates or expands the mind, and excites pleasurable emotions in him who views or contemplates it. Thus the extent and uniformity of surface in the ocean constitute grandeur; as do the extent, the elevation, and the concave appearance or vault of the sky. So we speak of the grandeur of a large and well proportioned edifice, of an extensive range of lofty mountains, of a large cataract, of a pyramid. &c.

1. Splendor of appearance; state; magnificence; as the grandeur of a court, of a procession. &c.

2. Elevation of thought, sentiment or expression. We speak of the grandeur of conceptions, and of style or diction.

3. Elevation of mien or air and deportment.



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GRAND'EUR, n. In a general sense, greatness; that quality or combination of qualities in an object, which elevates or expands the mind, and excites pleasurable emotions in him who views or contemplates it. Thus the extent and uniformity of surface in the ocean constitute grandeur; as do the extent, the elevation, and the concave appearance or vault of the sky. So we speak of the grandeur of a large and well proportioned edifice, of an extensive range of lofty mountains, of a large cataract, of a pyramid. &c.

1. Splendor of appearance; state; magnificence; as the grandeur of a court, of a procession. &c.

2. Elevation of thought, sentiment or expression. We speak of the grandeur of conceptions, and of style or diction.

3. Elevation of mien or air and deportment.

GRAND'EUR, n. [Fr. from grand.]

  1. In a general sense, greatness; that quality or combination of qualities in an object, which elevates or expands the mind, and excites pleasurable emotions in him who views or contemplates it. Thus the extent and uniformity of surface in the ocean constitute grandeur; as do the extent, the elevation, and the concave appearance or vault of the sky. So we speak of the grandeur of a large and well proportioned edifice, of an extensive range of lofty mountains, of a large cataract, of a pyramid, &c.
  2. Splendor of appearance; state; magnificence; as, the grandeur of a court, of a procession, &c.
  3. Elevation of thought, sentiment or expression. We speak of the grandeur of conceptions, and of style or diction.
  4. Elevation of mien or air and deportment.

Gran"deur
  1. The state or quality of being grand; vastness; greatness; splendor; magnificence; stateliness; sublimity; dignity; elevation of thought or expression; nobility of action.

    Nor doth this grandeur and majestic show
    Of luxury . . . allure mine eye.
    Milton.

    Syn. -- Sublimity; majesty; stateliness; augustness; loftiness. See Sublimity.

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Grandeur

GRAND'EUR, noun In a general sense, greatness; that quality or combination of qualities in an object, which elevates or expands the mind, and excites pleasurable emotions in him who views or contemplates it. Thus the extent and uniformity of surface in the ocean constitute grandeur; as do the extent, the elevation, and the concave appearance or vault of the sky. So we speak of the grandeur of a large and well proportioned edifice, of an extensive range of lofty mountains, of a large cataract, of a pyramid. etc.

1. Splendor of appearance; state; magnificence; as the grandeur of a court, of a procession. etc.

2. Elevation of thought, sentiment or expression. We speak of the grandeur of conceptions, and of style or diction.

3. Elevation of mien or air and deportment.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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comparative

COMPARATIVE, a.

1. Estimated by comparison; not positive or absolute. The comparative weight of a body, is that which is estimated by comparing it with the weight of another body. A body may be called heavy, when compared with a feather, which would be called light, when compared with iron. So of comparative good, or evil.

2. Having the power of comparing different things; as a comparative faculty.

3. In grammar, expressing more or less. The comparative degree of an adjective expresses a greater or less degree of a quantity, or quality, than the positive; as brighter, or more bright; smaller; finer; stronger; weaker.

Comparative anatomy, that branch of anatomy which treats of the anatomy of other animals than man, with a view to compare their structure with that of human beings, and thus to illustrate the animal functions, and particularly with reference to a more perfect knowledge of the functions of several parts of the human body.

COMPARATIVE, n. One who is equal or pretends to be an equal.

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