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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, grandpanoun

    the father of your father or mother

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Grandfathernoun

    The father of my father or mother; the next above my father in the scale of ascent.

    Etymology: grand and father.

    One was saying that his great grandfather, and grandfather, and father died at sea: said another, that heard him, an’ I were as you, I would never come at sea. Why, saith he, where did your great grandfather, and grandfather, and father die? He answered, where but in their beds? He answered, an’ I were as you, I would never come in bed. Francis Bacon, Apophth.

    Our grandchildren will see a few rags hung up in Westminsterhall, which cost an hundred millions, whereof they are paying the arrears, and boast that their grandfathers were rich and great. Jonathan Swift.

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

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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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. Norbert Krause:

    It's not your grandfather's diesel.

  2. 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.

  3. Hamid Malang:

    With both sides in agreement, the baby will be handed over to his grandfather.

  4. Salma Hayek:

    Through this book I got to know my grandfather, through this book I got to have my grandfather teaching me about life, for me this is a love letter to my heritage.

  5. Indira Gandhi:

    My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there.

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