grand·son | \ˈgran(d)-ˌsən \

Definition of grandson 

: the son of one's son or daughter

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In May, Windsor's St. George's Chapel was the scene of her grandson Prince Harry's wedding to former American actress Meghan Markle, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, a spectacular royal celebration watched around the world. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "What to expect when the Trumps meet Queen Elizabeth II at her favorite castle," 11 July 2018 But national security in Naples was a bit dicey at the time, and the king had decided to name his oldest surviving son heir in lieu of his grandson. Anne Thériault, Longreads, "Queens of Infamy: Joanna of Naples," 3 July 2018 Xan Windsor, Lord Culloden Lord Culloden is the Duke of Gloucester's grandson. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Who Was on the Buckingham Palace Balcony for Trooping the Colour?," 11 June 2018 The family decided that Arval Reeves, a huge fan of his great-grandson, would rather have seen Zack sign a pro contract than attend his funeral. Scott Springer,, "Former Moeller, Anderson slugger Zack Shannon finally picked in MLB Draft," 6 June 2018 The framed portrait of her grandson and new granddaughter is more evidence of just how much Markle has been embraced by the royal family—from Christmas at Sandringham to Prince Charles walking her down part of the aisle. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Queen Has a Rare Portrait of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Buckingham Palace," 30 May 2018 One of his grandsons, Greg Garcia, is an infielder for the St. Louis Cardinals. Richard Sandomir,, "Dave Garcia, baseball lifer who made majors as manager, dies at 97," 26 May 2018 On Friday morning, Barbara and George H.W. Bush’s fourth child, Neil, shared a photo of his new grandson on Facebook, revealing that his daughter, Lauren Bush Lauren went into labor two weeks before her due date. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Two Days After Barbara Bush’s Passing, Bush Family Welcomes Baby Boy," 20 Apr. 2018 On June 23, 2016, Betsy Wall was visiting from south Georgia and taking care of her grandsons, then ages 7 and 8. Ajc Homepage, ajc, "Mother-in-law who murdered teacher begins serving life sentence," 29 Mar. 2018

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1573, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of grandson

: a son of your son or daughter


grand·son | \ˈgrand-ˌsən, ˈgran-\

Kids Definition of grandson

: a son of someone's son or daughter

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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