grandmother

noun grand·moth·er \ ˈgran(d)-ˌmə-t͟hər \
|Updated on: 18 Aug 2018

Definition of grandmother

1 : the mother of one's father or mother
2 : a female ancestor

grandmotherly

play \ˈgran(d)-ˌmə-t͟hər-lē\ adjective

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First Known Use of grandmother

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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GRANDMOTHER Defined for English Language Learners

grandmother

Definition of grandmother for English Language Learners

  • : the mother of your father or mother


GRANDMOTHER Defined for Kids

grandmother

noun grand·moth·er \ ˈgrand-ˌmə-t͟hər , ˈgran- \

Definition of grandmother for Students

1 : the mother of someone's father or mother
2 : a female ancestor She learned skills passed down from her grandmothers.


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