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grandfather

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noun grand·fa·ther \ˈgran(d)-ˌfä-thər\

Definition of grandfather

  1. 1 a :  the father of one's father or mother b :  ancestor 1a

  2. 2 :  granddaddy 2

grandfatherly

play \-lē\ adjective

Examples of grandfather in a sentence

  1. <this tradition has been passed down from our pioneer grandfathers>

15th Century

First Known Use of grandfather

15th century


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grandfather

verb grand·fa·ther

Definition of grandfather

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to permit to continue under a grandfather clause

1953

First Known Use of grandfather

1953


GRANDFATHER Defined for English Language Learners

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grandfather

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noun grand·fa·ther \ˈgran(d)-ˌfä-thər\

Definition of grandfather for English Language Learners

  • : the father of your father or mother


GRANDFATHER Defined for Kids

grandfather

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noun grand·fa·ther \ˈgrand-ˌfä-thər, ˈgran-\

Definition of grandfather for Students

  1. 1 :  the father of someone's father or mother

  2. 2 :  ancestor <His grandfathers had all farmed the land.>


Law Dictionary

grandfather

transitive verb grand·fa·ther

Legal Definition of grandfather

  1. :  to permit to continue under a grandfather clause <current residents will be grandfathered under the regulation> —often used with in



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