Definitions of grandfather

  1.   the father of your father or mother
  2.   A father's or mother's father an ancestor in the next degree above the father or mother in lineal ascent
  3.   The father of one's father or mother
  4.   A father's or mother's father

Quotes of grandfather

  1. That was kind of scary You got the sense as a little kid that you might be at risk now and then you're like 'Why are we at risk It's because my grandfather is in charge of all of this You can't really realize the magnitude of a job like that when you are eight – Lauren Bush
  2. My grandfather taught me generosity He sold snow cones in Harlem I went with him at 5 and he let me hand out the change and snow cones I learned a lot in the couple of years that we did that – Erik Estrada
  3. My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people those who do the work and those who take the credit He told me to try to be in the first group there was much less competition – Indira Gandhi
  4. I am ever mindful of the legacy of my grandfather the founder of this Kingdom who had said to me that he perceived his life as a link in a continuous chain of those who served our nation and that he expected me to be a new and strong link in the same chain – King Hussein
  5. More and more when I single out the person out who inspired me most I go back to my grandfather – James Earl Jones
  6. My grandfather on my father's side helped to draft one of the first constitutions of China He was a fairly well -known scholar – Maya Lin
  7. I don't know who my grandfather was I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be – Abraham Lincoln
  8. Who wants to be married to a grandfather – Loretta Lynn
  9. I never saw my grandfather because he had died before I was born but I have good memories of my grandmother and of how she could play the piano at the old house – John Forbes Nash, Jr.
  10. Until I was four years old I lived in the house of my paternal grandfather about two miles from the pretty little village of Wallace at the mouth of the river of that name – Simon Newcomb
  11. I phoned my grandparents and my grandfather said 'We saw your movie 'Which one I said He shouted 'Betty what was the name of that movie I didn't like – Brad Pitt
  12. My grandfather along with Carnegie was a pioneer in philanthropy which my father then practiced on a very large scale – David Rockefeller
  13. My grandfather was a chef for a Baron in Sicily before he came to America I grew up with him I used to do my homework at one end of the kitchen table while he cooked at the other end – Vincent Schiavelli
  14. Three of my children are medical doctors they know at least a hundred times as much about your body as my grandfather knew but they don't know much more about soul than he did – John Templeton
  15. I don't mind being a grandfather I've been a mother for so many years You just can't believe what it's like being a father Especially when you come out of the chaos of the road to getting married and having children – Steven Tyler

Usage examples for grandfather

  1. What sort of Christmas tree is that Grandfather – Verotchka's Tales by Mamin Siberiak
  2. I'm afraid I shan't be able to stay very long with grandfather – The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
  3. But is that all grandfather – Old Peter's Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome
  4. In the first place Colonel Butler would be away from home for nearly a week and it had always been Pen's custom to see his grandfather off on a journey even though he were to be gone but a day – The Flag by Homer Greene
  5. Grandfather Harling would delight to read it I know – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  6. She went to the serpent and said Grandfather will you do something for me – The Book of Nature Myths by Florence Holbrook
  7. Because of my affection for your grandfather I have asked permission to see you for a few moments ” – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  8. Do you love your grandfather boy – Fortitude by Hugh Walpole
  9. All my life the girl answered and my father and grandfather before me – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  10. My great grandfather Couldn't you begin with more modern times ” – The Reign of Law A Tale of the Kentucky Hemp Fields by James Lane Allen
  11. We'll ask grandfather and perhaps he'll tell us a story – Two Indian Children of Long Ago by Frances Taylor
  12. My great great great grandfather He broke off – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  13. But his grandfather and great grandfather lived there – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  14. His father his grandfather – Fortitude by Hugh Walpole
  15. Your grandfather was something of a book worm – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  16. “ I am sorry it is the last of the forest of my great grandfather – The Reign of Law A Tale of the Kentucky Hemp Fields by James Lane Allen
  17. Timothy was his grandfather over again name and all she sometimes thought – The Heart of Arethusa by Francis Barton Fox
  18. Would you say that grandfather – Old Peter's Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome
  19. Your grandfather would appreciate these things – The Wicked Marquis by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  20. Not having seen her grandfather since before Miltoun's illness Barbara found it strange to be so treated she too took her stand silently before the window – The Patrician by John Galsworthy

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