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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Recent Examples on the Web Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Judy Foelak Geller of Washington; two children, Peter Geller and Kathryn Edwards, both of York, Pa.; and a grandson. Bart Barnes,, "Henry Geller, who helped ban cigarette advertising from radio and TV, dies at 96," 21 Apr. 2020 As a warrior, Kublai showed himself a grandson of Genghis Khan. National Geographic, "THE BEST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX," 2 Apr. 2020 In a congressional seat in the Houston area, a grandson of former President George H.W. Bush won’t advance to a May 26 runoff in the Republican race to succeed Rep. Pete Olson (R., Texas), who is retiring after this term. Andrew Duehren, WSJ, "Top Takeaways From Tuesday’s House, Senate Primaries," 4 Mar. 2020 For Republicans, that included a rare loss for the Bush brand in the Lone Star State after Pierce Bush, a grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, failed to even make a runoff in a bid for Congress. Steve Peoples, Fortune, "Biden wins Texas primary in resounding Super Tuesday finish," 4 Mar. 2020 Over 1,300 years ago, a grandson of the Japanese emperor sent that ancient poem to a high-ranking Chinese monk called Ganjin. Emiko Jozuka And Serenitie Wang, CNN, "China and Japan's relationship is thawing in the time of coronavirus," 25 Feb. 2020 James Roosevelt, a grandson of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, is a prominent superdelegate. Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner, "Bernie Sanders leads the polls, but Democratic Party superdelegates won’t commit," 22 Feb. 2020 Jayavarman IV, a grandson of a previous king, contested the rule of the leaders in Angkor, the traditional seat of power. Joshua Rapp Learn, Smithsonian Magazine, "Angkor Wat May Owe Its Existence to an Engineering Catastrophe," 22 Feb. 2020 Olivarri is survived by his wife, Brenda Olivarri; two children, Lauren and Jeffrey Olivarri; and a grandson Jeffrey Olivarri Jr. Born in San Antonio, Ray Olivarri graduated from Burbank High School and later became a county probation officer. John Maccormack,, "Judge Olivarri succumbs to cancer at 64," 16 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of grandson

1573, in the meaning defined above

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“Grandson.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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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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