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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Another, Joseph Meyerhoff II, is the grandson of the philanthropist for whom Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is named. Mary Carole Mccauley,, "Shaky BSO finances leave endowment chiefs skittish about forking over cash, pondering orchestra’s successor," 10 July 2019 According to the police department, Josh is the grandson of Dennis Wiles, the pastor of First Baptist Church of Arlington. Fox News, "Boy praised for tying shoe of Honor Guard member during Texas Fourth of July parade," 6 July 2019 At 24, Crawford’s young enough to be the grandson of those who call this place home., "Shattered statue reveals secret," 28 June 2019 Her father was a great-grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, the 19th-century tycoon and philanthropist. Valerie J. Nelson, Washington Post, "Fashion designer, actress and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95," 17 June 2019 Her father was a great-grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, the 19th-century tycoon and philanthropist. The Washington Post, Twin Cities, "Gloria Vanderbilt, 95; actress, socialite was subject of scandal-tinged 1930s custody trial," 17 June 2019 Julian Castro Experience: Housing and Urban Development secretary, 2014-2017; mayor of San Antonio, 2009-2014 Fast facts: Castro is the grandson of a Mexican immigrant and son of a Latina activist. Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY, "Who made it into the first 2020 Democratic primary debate?," 13 June 2019 Advertising Tyson is the great grandson of iconic former Alabama coach Bear Bryant. John Zenor, The Seattle Times, "Nick Saban reloading defense with youthful Alabama team," 13 Apr. 2019 According to The Daily Mail, Savannah Phillips, the daughter of the Queen's grandson Peter Phillips, weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces when she was born in 2010. Eileen Reslen, Marie Claire, "The Royal Baby Already Broke a Royal Record," 23 Apr. 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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