grandsire

play
noun grand·sire \ˈgran(d)-ˌsī(-ə)r\

Definition of grandsire

  1. 1 or grandsirplay \ˈgran(t)-sər\ dialect :  grandfather 1a

  2. 2 archaic :  forefather

  3. 3 archaic :  an aged man

  4. 4 :  a dam's or sire's sire —used of an animal

Origin and Etymology of grandsire

Middle English


First Known Use: 14th century

Learn More about grandsire


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up grandsire? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to help become familiar with something

Get Word of the Day daily email!