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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grandchildnoun

    a child of your son or daughter


  1. grandchildnoun

    a child of someone's child

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Grandchildnoun

    The son or daughter of my son or daughter; one in the second degree of descent.

    Etymology: grand and child.

    Augustus Cæsar, out of indignation against his daughters and Agrippa his grandchild, would say that they were not his seed, but imposthumes broken from him. Francis Bacon, Apophthegms.

    These hymns may work on future wits, and so
    May great grandchildren of thy praises grow. John Donne.

    He hoped his majesty did believe, that he would never make the least scruple to obey the grandchild of king James. Edward Hyde.

    Fair daughter, and thou son and grandchild both! John Milton.

    He ’scaping with his gods and reliques fled,
    And tow’rds the shore his little grandchild led. John Denham.


  1. grandchild

    Family (from Latin: familia) is a group of people related either by consanguinity (by recognized birth) or affinity (by marriage or other relationship). The purpose of the family is to maintain the well-being of its members and of society. Ideally, families offer predictability, structure, and safety as members mature and learn to participate in the community. Historically, most human societies use family as the primary locus of attachment, nurturance, and socialization.Anthropologists classify most family organizations as matrifocal (a mother and her children), patrifocal (a father and his children), conjugal (a wife, her husband, and children, also called the nuclear family), avuncular (a man, his sister, and her children), or extended (in addition to parents and children, may include grandparents, aunts, uncles, or cousins). The field of genealogy aims to trace family lineages through history. The family is also an important economic unit studied in family economics. The word "families" can be used metaphorically to create more inclusive categories such as community, nationhood, and global village.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grandchildnoun

    a son's or daughter's child; a child in the second degree of descent


  1. Grandchild

    In a family, a grandchild is a child's child: grandson is the child's son, a granddaughter is a child's daughter.

Editors Contribution

  1. grandchild

    A child of a son or daughter.

    Their grandchild was so beautiful.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grandchild in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grandchild in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of grandchild in a Sentence

  1. Hal:

    Whatever happened to that old-fashioned Grandpa If he still survives, he must be hiding in the small towns. You sure don't see him very often in the big city. The big-city Grandpa has gone big time. ... He is the life of every party, and out to prove he is just as young as he ever was. A grandchild who makes the mistake of calling him 'Gramps' is lucky if he isn't rewarded by a quick kick in the stomach.

  2. Kirk Douglas:

    To the world Kirk Douglas was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into Kirk Douglas golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes Kirk Douglas believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to. But to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad, to Catherine, a wonderful father-in-law, to his grandchildren and great grandchild their loving grandfather, and to Anne Buydens, a wonderful husband.

  3. Caroline Ouko:

    He calls it like it is, but there is goodness in his music. And that’s all I’m left with now. He’s gone, i cannot be at his wedding. I’ll never see a grandchild … because someone refused to help him. No one stood up to stop what was going on. We have to do better.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    You should not have to be the grandchild of a former president to know that you can make it in America.

  5. Nevada Democratic Party:

    It’s been vile, it’s been threatening messages, threatening my family, threatening my life, threatening my grandchild.

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