grand·child | \ˈgran(d)-ˌchī(-ə)ld \

Definition of grandchild 

: the child of one's son or daughter

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Six Syrian families now live on Lewis: one man, who lost his daughter and three grandchildren in the war, was joined by his son, who lives in Germany, for the mosque’s first prayers. The Economist, "Britain’s rural Muslims are a minority within a minority," 17 May 2018 Theresa Lyles, 68, has 15 grandchildren, but after crossing the stage to receive her bachelor’s degree alongside her 22-year-old granddaughter Zuri Lyles, the two now share a special bond. Britni Danielle,, "Black Excellence: This Grandmother-Granddaughter Duo Just Graduated College Together," 10 May 2018 Evelyn enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and devoted son., "Evelyn Ruth Chapman," 14 July 2018 Like Joyce McCants —whose son Sabir was killed in 2006 in a quarrel over a car — many of the women are raising their grandchildren. Samantha Melamed,, "After 26 years working with at-risk teens, can a Philly couple forgive the one who killed their son?," 13 July 2018 Leading the royal family will be Queen Elizabeth II, 92, marking the baptism of her sixth great-grandchild. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Prince Louis' godparents named, including Prince William and Prince Harry's close friend, Nicholas van Cutsem," 9 July 2018 As matriarch of her family, Toundamje’s apartment on the Northwest Side is her grandchildren’s refuge. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio’s refugee community celebrates Fourth of July in safe haven; worry about families left back home," 3 July 2018 My great grandchildren will know who Joseph Jackson is. Morgan M. Evans, Fox News, "Joe Jackson's granddaughter Paris Jackson pays tribute to the famous patriarch following his death," 28 June 2018 My great grandchildren will know who joseph jackson is. Chelsea White,, "Paris Jackson Reveals Grandfather Joe's Final Moments, Pays Tribute to 'Legend That Started It All'," 28 June 2018

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1569, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of grandchild

: a child of your son or daughter


grand·child | \ˈgrand-ˌchīld, ˈgran-\
plural grandchildren\-ˌchil-drən \

Kids Definition of grandchild

: a child of a person's son or daughter

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