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Definitions of grandfather

  1. A father's or mother's father; an ancestor in the next degree above the father or mother in lineal ascent.
  2. The father of one's father or mother.
  3. A father's or mother's father.
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Usage examples for grandfather

  1. Timothy was his grandfather over again, name and all, she sometimes thought. – The Heart of Arethusa by Francis Barton Fox
  2. My great- great- great- grandfather- He broke off. – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  3. I'm afraid I shan't be able to stay very long with grandfather." – The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
  4. We'll ask grandfather, and perhaps he'll tell us a story." – Two Indian Children of Long Ago by Frances Taylor
  5. " All my life," the girl answered, " and my father and grandfather before me. – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  6. But his grandfather and great- grandfather lived there. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  7. " What sort of Christmas tree is that, Grandfather? – Verotchka's Tales by Mamin Siberiak
  8. Your grandfather was something of a book- worm. – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  9. 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
  10. Would you say that, grandfather? – Old Peter's Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome
  11. She went to the serpent and said, " Grandfather, will you do something for me?" – The Book of Nature Myths by Florence Holbrook
  12. 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
  13. Grandfather Harling would delight to read it, I know. – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. But is that all, grandfather? – Old Peter's Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome
  17. Your grandfather would appreciate these things. – The Wicked Marquis by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  18. 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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