Grandfather - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡrænfɑːðər|  American pronunciation of the word grandfather
Brit.  |ˈɡran(d)fɑːðə|  British pronunciation of the word grandfather


- the father of your father or mother (syn: gramps, grandad, granddad, granddaddy, grandpa)


...this tradition has been passed down from our pioneer grandfathers...

She drives a red truck that was originally owned by her grandfather.

She occupies the house that her grandfather built 50 years ago.

I had the privilege of knowing your grandfather.

Don't let the house your grandfather built fall into ruin.

She began her own business with the inheritance she got from her grandfather.

My grandfather told us tales of faraway lands.

She wrote a heartbreaking story about the death of her grandfather.

...humored her grandfather by listening to his war stories for the hundredth time...

Our grandfather was the family's patriarch.

...Charles inherited the position of potentate of the Holy Roman Empire from his grandfather, as well that of king of Spain from his father....

...his grandfather's will provided him with an annuity of $5,000 a year to be used for school expenses...

...her grandfather has a proverb for every occasion...

My grandfather started ranching here 150 years ago.

...his grandfather would always tousle the boy's neatly combed hair...

Word forms

singular: grandfather
plural: grandfathers
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