Definition of grandmother
1 : the mother of one's father or mother
2 : a female ancestor
grandmotherlyplay \ˈgran(d)-ˌmə-thər-lē\ adjective
Recent Examples of grandmother from the Web
Friday night's bizarre series of events began just before 9 p.m. when police say 17-year-old DeMarcus Daniels had reportedly stolen a credit card from his grandmother to go buy an iPhone.
My dad is from a ranch in Zaragoza, my mom is from Zacatecas, and my grandmother on my mom’s side is from Durango.
The small bungalow Tom moves into — once occupied by his dead grandmother and seemingly unchanged for years — was borrowed from one of the waitresses who works in town.
The name appears to come from an 11-year old boy who went for a walk there on Memorial Day with his grandmother.
My mom had to go to work and left me with my grandmother.
Tall’s memories about the Market go back to taking the bus there every summer with her grandmother, Della Tall, to buy dill, spices and pickling cucumbers.
Plus, having a grandmother who was a teacher meant that getting an education was always a priority in the family.
What should a 93-year-old grandmother tell her grandchildren about the state of the world?
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First Known Use of grandmother
GRANDMOTHER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of grandmother for English Language Learners
: the mother of your father or mother
GRANDMOTHER Defined for Kids
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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