grand·daugh·ter | \ˈgran(d)-ˌdȯ-tər \

Definition of granddaughter 

: the daughter of one's son or daughter

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Buy Photo The 41-year-old daughter and granddaughter of two women beaten to death over the weekend in a Ventnor, N.J., high-rise was arrested Wednesday in New York City and charged with their slayings, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said. Robert Moran,, "Woman arrested in beating deaths of mother, grandmother in Ventnor," 11 July 2018 Rather than give money to these folks, my daughter-in-law and granddaughter have made up clear zipper-top bags with small toiletry items to hand out. Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "Jam, jelly … what's the difference?," 11 July 2018 Eugenie, daughter of Prince Andrew and granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, became engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank, in January. Maura Hohman,, "Princess Eugenie Just Shared X-Rays from Her Childhood Scoliosis Surgery for the First Time," 2 July 2018 Bertrand spent the last of years with his daughter Michelle Fredericks and granddaughter Heather Rivera-Fredericks., "Bertrand P. Fredericks," 27 June 2018 A few hours later, George, 46, drove some 27 miles with his wife, daughter and granddaughter to the Walmart in nearby Tumwater to make an exchange. Fred Barbash,, "Pastor took out an active shooter and treated the wounded, all after delivering his Sunday sermon," 21 June 2018 After hearing the gunshots, George, who was standing near the store's customer service desk, saw his daughter and granddaughter flee the building. Author: Joseph O'sullivan, Anchorage Daily News, "This pastor took out a Walmart shooter and treated the wounded, all after delivering his Sunday sermon," 21 June 2018 But their daughters and their granddaughter have vowed to continue trying to find out what happened. Cynthia Sewell, idahostatesman, "The pilot was shot down, assumed dead. Then, his family heard about the Russians.," 15 June 2018 Beatrice is Prince Andrew's daughter and the Queen's granddaughter. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Who Was on the Buckingham Palace Balcony for Trooping the Colour?," 11 June 2018

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1608, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of granddaughter

: a daughter of your son or daughter


grand·daugh·ter | \ˈgran-ˌdȯ-tər \

Kids Definition of granddaughter

: a daughter of a person's son or daughter

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