grand·​son | \ ˈgran(d)-ˌsən \

Definition of grandson

: the son of one's son or daughter

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Joshua Browder is a great-grandson of Earl Browder (1891-1973), the Communist Party USA’s presidential nominee in 1936 and 1940. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, "Taking the Law Into Your Own Handheld," 11 Nov. 2018 The new royal baby, whose name has yet to be made public, is the seventh grandchild for Princess Caroline (the third born in 2018), and the great-grandson of Grace Kelly. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Princess Grace's Granddaughter Charlotte Casiraghi Gives Birth to a Baby Boy," 24 Oct. 2018 The home was built in 1973 by Joseph H. Young, great-grandson of Salt Lake City founder Brigham Young and an architect of many church houses, residences, and commercial buildings. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Groovy ’70s time capsule with views galore asks $1M," 1 Oct. 2018 Ed Weil is the great-grandson of Adler, and the couple held their wedding reception at the Auditorium in 1987. Candace Jordan,, "Devil's Ball fires up support for Auditorium Theatre," 10 July 2018 Brooke Astor was married to Vincent Astor, the great-great grandson of John Jacob Astor. Fox News, "Brooke Astor collection heads to research room at library," 22 June 2018 At the Perth Zoo, Puan leaves behind two daughters, four grandchildren and a great grandson. Casey Quackenbush, Time, "The World's Oldest Known Sumatran Orangutan Has Died at Age 62," 19 June 2018 The Walters staff has always known that enslaved people had lived in the Greek Revival-style mansion constructed as the home for John Hanson Thomas, the great-grandson of the president of the Continental Congress. Mary Carole Mccauley,, "In its newly renovated property, Walters Art Museum honors a woman once enslaved there," 5 June 2018 In May, Will Winnie, the great-grandson of Longboat, traveled from Buffalo, New York, to run the Mississauga Marathon in Canada. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "Who is Tom Longboat? Google honors one of world’s greatest athletes of all time," 4 June 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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