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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mogul  \Mo*gul"\,  n.  [From  the  Mongolian.] 
  1.  A  person  of  the  Mongolian  race. 
 
  2.  (Railroad)  A  heavy  locomotive  for  freight  traffic,  having 
  three  pairs  of  connected  driving  wheels  and  a  two-wheeled 
  truck. 
 
  {Great},  or  {Grand},  {Mogul},  the  sovereign  of  the  empire 
  founded  in  Hindostan  by  the  Mongols  under  Baber  in  the 
  sixteenth  century.  Hence  a  very  important  personage;  a 
  lord;  --  sometimes  only  {mogul}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Climacteric  \Cli*mac"ter*ic\,  n. 
  1.  A  period  in  human  life  in  which  some  great  change  is 
  supposed  to  take  place  in  the  constitution.  The  critical 
  periods  are  thought  by  some  to  be  the  years  produced  by 
  multiplying  7  into  the  odd  numbers  3,  5,  7,  and  9;  to 
  which  others  add  the  81st  year. 
 
  2.  Any  critical  period. 
 
  It  is  your  lot  as  it  was  mine,  to  live  during  one 
  of  the  grand  climacterics  of  the  world.  --Southey. 
 
  {Grand}  or  {Great  climacteric},  the  sixty-third  year  of  human 
  life. 
 
  I  should  hardly  yield  my  rigid  fibers  to  be 
  regenerated  by  them  nor  begin,  in  my  grand 
  climacteric,  to  squall  in  their  new  accents,  or  to 
  stammer,  in  my  second  cradle,  the  elemental  sounds 
  of  their  barbarous  metaphysics.  --Burke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grand  \Grand\,  a.  [Compar.  {Grander};  superl.  {Grandest}.]  [OE. 
  grant,  grount,  OF  grant,  F.  grand,  fr  L.  grandis;  perh. 
  akin  to  gravis  heavy,  E.  grave,  a.  Cf  {Grandee}.] 
  1.  Of  large  size  or  extent;  great;  extensive;  hence 
  relatively  great;  greatest;  chief;  principal;  as  a  grand 
  mountain;  a  grand  army;  a  grand  mistake.  ``Our  grand  foe, 
  Satan.''  --Milton. 
 
  Making  so  bold  .  .  .  to  unseal  Their  grand 
  commission.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Great  in  size,  and  fine  or  imposing  in  appearance  or 
  impression;  illustrious,  dignifled,  or  noble  (said  of 
  persons);  majestic,  splendid,  magnificent,  or  sublime 
  (said  of  things);  as  a  grand  monarch;  a  grand  lord;  a 
  grand  general;  a  grand  view;  a  grand  conception. 
 
  They  are  the  highest  models  of  expression,  the 
  unapproached  masters  of  the  grand  style.  --M. 
  Arnold. 
 
  3.  Having  higher  rank  or  more  dignity,  size,  or  importance 
  than  other  persons  or  things  of  the  same  name  as  a  grand 
  lodge;  a  grand  vizier;  a  grand  piano,  etc 
 
  4.  Standing  in  the  second  or  some  more  remote  degree  of 
  parentage  or  descent;  --  generalIy  used  in  composition; 
  as  grandfather,  grandson,  grandchild,  etc 
 
  What  cause  Mov'd  our  grand  parents,  in  that  happy 
  state,  Favor'd  of  Heaven  so  highly,  to  fall  off  From 
  their  Creator.  --Milton. 
 
  {Grand  action},  a  pianoforte  action  used  in  grand  pianos,  in 
  which  special  devices  are  employed  to  obtain  perfect 
  action  of  the  hammer  in  striking  and  leaving  the  string. 
 
 
  {Grand  Army  of  the  Republic},  an  organized  voluntary 
  association  of  men  who  served  in  the  Union  army  or  navy 
  during  the  civil  war  in  the  United  States.  The  order  has 
  chapters,  called  Posts,  throughout  the  country. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grand 
  adj  1:  impressive  in  scale;  "an  expansive  lifestyle";  "in  the  grand 
  manner"  [syn:  {expansive}] 
  2:  of  or  befitting  a  lord;  "heir  to  a  lordly  fortune";  "of 
  august  lineage"  [syn:  {august},  {lordly}] 
  3:  impressive  in  size  or  scope;  "heroic  undertakings"  [syn:  {heroic}] 
  n  1:  the  cardinal  number  that  is  the  product  of  10  and  100  [syn: 
  {thousand},  {one  thousand},  {1000},  {M},  {K},  {chiliad}, 
  {G},  {thou},  {yard}] 
  2:  a  piano  with  the  strings  on  a  harp-shaped  frame;  usually 
  supported  by  3  legs  [syn:  {grand  piano}] 




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