grandsire

noun
grand·​sire | \ ˈgran(d)-ˌsī(-ə)r How to pronounce grandsire (audio) \

Definition of grandsire

1 or grandsir \ ˈgran(t)-​sər How to pronounce grandsir (audio) \, dialect : grandfather sense 1a
2 archaic : forefather
3 archaic : an aged man
4 : a dam's or sire's sire used of an animal

Examples of grandsire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Sir Winston joined his dam sire, Afleet Alex, and one of his great-grandsires Affirmed as winners of the Belmont Stakes. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al.com, "Belmont Stakes 2019: Results, payouts, order of finish," 8 June 2019 Sir Winston's maternal grandsire is 2005 Belmont winner Afleet Alex. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Racing! Jon White’s final Belmont Stakes rankings," 7 June 2019 His great grandsire is Seattle Slew, a Triple Crown winner in 1977. Neil Greenberg, chicagotribune.com, "2018 Kentucky Derby post draw, odds and picks: Everything you need to know," 1 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'grandsire.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of grandsire

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grandsire

Middle English

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about grandsire

Statistics for grandsire

Last Updated

26 Jul 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for grandsire

The first known use of grandsire was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

More from Merriam-Webster on grandsire

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with grandsire

Comments on grandsire

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

readily or continually undergoing change

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!