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ˈgrænˌfɑ ðər, ˈgrænd-grand·fa·ther

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grandfather, gramps, granddad, grandad, granddaddy, grandpanoun

    the father of your father or mother

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grandfathernoun

    a father's or mother's father; an ancestor in the next degree above the father or mother in lineal ascent

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  1. Grandfather

    Grandfather is a village in Avery County, North Carolina, United States; named after Grandfather Mountain. The village is a fully gated community within Grandfather Golf and Country Club, located along NC 105. The population was 73 at the 2000 census.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'grandfather' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4826

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'grandfather' in Nouns Frequency: #2210

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grandfather in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grandfather in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of grandfather in a Sentence

  1. Gary Miller -RRB- Bobbie:

    My grandfather had said to me when I was learning to play the piano: You know, if you really work at this, you could earn your living playing music one day, and I never forgot that.

  2. Marco Rubio:

    I want to tell you a story about someone that didn't speak English that well. It was my grandfather, my grandfather instilled in me the belief that I was blessed to live in the one society in all of human history where even I, the son of a bartender and a maid, could aspire to have anything, and be anything that I was willing to work hard to achieve. But he taught me that in Spanish, because it was the language he was most comfortable in.

  3. Yaser Mirdamadi:

    Hassan Khomeini is promoting the modern and democratic side of his grandfather's legacy and stays silent about the dark, authoritarian side, he wants to show the real Khomeini respects the rights of all groups, and that the totalitarian side was a temporary necessity during early years of the revolution.

  4. Jimmy Fallon:

    This is what happens when there's no peaceful transition of power and what happens when there's bad leadership. This is not how you lose, if my grandfather were alive today and saw what was happening in the country that he fought for, he would be disgusted.

  5. Halil Koc:

    I was accompanying my grandfather in 1990 and we couldn't convince him to hold an Australian veteran's hand...But today, I can visit Turkish and Australian graveyards with the grandson of an Australian veteran as we walk arm in arm, this is a great message to the world.

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