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Definitions for grandfather
ˈgrænˌfɑ ðər, ˈgrænd-grand·fa·ther

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grandfather, gramps, granddad, grandad, granddaddy, grandpa(noun)

    the father of your father or mother

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grandfather(noun)

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

Freebase

  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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    The grandfather symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the grandfather symbol and its characteristic.

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  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

How to pronounce grandfather?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say grandfather in sign language?

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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. Saint Clair Adams Sullivan:

    Our children are here to stay, but our babies and toddlers and preschoolers are gone as fast as they can grow up-and we have only a short moment with each. When you see a grandfather take a baby in his arms, you see that the moment hasn't always been long enough.

  2. Aisha Al-Tilawi:

    Entire families were killed. we started choking, felt dizzy, then fainted. Mazin was trying to wake up his grandfather.

  3. Michel-Guillaume Jean de Crevecoeur, Letters from an American Farmer III: What is an American?:

    What then is the American, this new man? He is either an European, or the descendant of an European, hence that strange misture of blood, which you will find in no other country. I could point out to you a family whose grandfather was an englishman, whose wife was Dutch, whose son married a french woman, and whose present four sons have now four wives of different nations. He is an American.

  4. Nikos Kazantzakis:

    Maybe you're right, boss. It all depends on the way you look at it. Look, one day I had gone to a little village. An old grandfather of ninety was busy planting an almond tree. 'What, grandad' I exclaimed. 'Planting an almond tree' and he, bent as he was, turned round and said, 'My son, I carry on as if I should never die.' I replied, 'And I carry on as if I was going to die any minute.' Which of us was right, boss

  5. Connie Rice:

    That's an entirely different scenario than the one we faced in the Rodney King days, this is not your grandfather's LAPD.

Images & Illustrations of grandfather

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