grand·​son | \ ˈgran(d)-ˌsən How to pronounce grandson (audio) \

Definition of grandson

: the son of one's son or daughter

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Traveling with the Doctor is his way of dealing with the grief and trying to bond with his equally grieving step-grandson. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Doctor Who wraps a solid season with its first female Time Lord," 12 Dec. 2018 The Princess of Hanover and Mrs. Carole Bouquet are pleased to announce the birth of their grandson, born October 23, 2018. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Another Royal Baby Is Here and It's Grace Kelly's Great-Grandchild," 24 Oct. 2018 In a new Instagram post, the Roloff Farms owner shared a a fun video of his 1-year-old grandson hanging out with him and his girlfriend, Caryn Chandler. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Matt Roloff Takes to Instagram to Address Fans' Concerns About Jackson's Bruise," 28 Sep. 2018 Under prior law, the grandson would have owed tax of nearly $5,700 because his parents’ capital-gains rate was 15%. WSJ, "WSJ Tax Guide 2019: The ‘Kiddie Tax’," 15 Feb. 2019 Their characters are the sons of Danny Reagan (Donnie) and the grandsons of Frank Reagan (Tom). Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "These 'Blue Bloods' Stars Are Actually Related in Real Life," 4 Jan. 2019 In addition to her daughter, her only other survivor is a grandson. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, "Elisabeth S. Schleussner, former Baltimore Sun art and architecture critic," 27 June 2018 The attorney general is the grandson of former U.S. Sen. and Nevada Gov. Paul Laxalt. Washington Post, "Democrats blast Trump, NRA in fierce Nevada governor primary," 9 June 2018 The longtime chief of Chase Manhattan Bank, David Rockefeller was the grandson of America's first billionaire, John D. Rockefeller, who made his fortune in standard oil. CBS News, ""Sale of the century": Crown jewels of Rockefeller art collection break auction records," 9 May 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 How to pronounce grandson (audio) , ˈgran-\

Kids Definition of grandson

: a son of someone's son or daughter

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