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grand·fa·ther

 (grănd′fä′thər, grăn′-)
n.
1. The father of one's mother or father.
2. A forefather; an ancestor.
tr.v. grand·fa·thered, grand·fa·ther·ing, grand·fa·thers
To exempt (someone or something) from a new regulation that prohibits or restricts something: The new ordinance restricts the size of billboards, but it grandfathers those erected before 1997.

[V., from grandfather clause.]

grandfather

(ˈɡrænˌfɑːðə; ˈɡrænd-)
n
1. the father of one's father or mother
2. (often plural) a male ancestor
3. (often capital) a familiar term of address for an old man
4. dialect a caterpillar or woodlouse

grand•fa•ther

(ˈgrænˌfɑ ðər, ˈgrænd-)

n.
1. the father of one's father or mother.
2. a male ancestor.
[1375–1425]
grand′fa`ther•ly, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grandfather - the father of your father or mothergrandfather - the father of your father or mother
grandparent - a parent of your father or mother

grandfather

noun grandad, grandpa, grandaddy, gramps My grandfather was a coal miner.
Translations
جدجَدجَدّ
прадядо
avi
dědadědečekprarodičebabičkaděd
bedstefarbedsteforælderbedstemor
avo
isoisäpappaukkivaari
djed
nagyapanagyszülő
kakek
afi, amma
祖父お爺さん外祖父
할아버지
avus
ant grindų stovintis laikrodissenelėseneliaisenelis
vecāmātevectēvsvecvecāki
dedko
dedstari oče
morfarfarfar
ปู่ ตา
ông

grandfather

[ˈgrændˌfɑːðəʳ]
A. Nabuelo m
B. CPD grandfather clock Nreloj m de pie, reloj m de caja

grandfather

[ˈgrændfɑːðər] ngrand-père m
my grandfather → mon grand-pèregrandfather clock nhorloge f comtoise

grandfather

nGroßvater m

grandfather

[ˈgrændˌfɑːðəʳ] nnonno

grandfather

(ˈgrӕnfaːðə) grandmother (ˈgrӕnmaðə) , grandparent (ˈgrӕnpeərənt) noun
the father or mother of one's father or mother.
grandfather clock
a clock with a tall usually wooden case which stands on the floor.

grandfather

جَدّ dědeček bedstefar Großvater παππούς abuelo isoisä grand-père djed nonno 祖父 할아버지 grootvader bestefar dziadek avô дедушка morfar ปู่ ตา büyükbaba ông 祖父

grandfather

n abuelo
References in classic literature ?
And though' Grandfather was old and gray-haired, yet his heart leaped with joy whenever little Alice came fluttering, like a butterfly, into the room.
That is not what story-tellers like," answered Grandfather, smiling.
And pray, Grandfather, tell us a story about this strange-looking old chair.
Now, the chair in which Grandfather sat was made of oak, which had grown dark with age, but had been rubbed and polished till it shone as bright as mahogany.
The children had seen Grandfather sitting in this chair ever since they could remember anything.
Do, Grandfather, talk to us about this chair," she repeated.
Well, child," said Grandfather, patting Clara's cheek, "I can tell you a great many stories of my chair.
Meantime, little Alice was already asleep; so Grandfather, being much pleased with such an attentive audience, began to talk about matters that happened long ago.
Grandfather came down, wearing a white shirt and his Sunday coat.
Grandfather merely put his finger-tips to his brow and bowed his venerable head, thus Protestantizing the atmosphere.
As we turned back to the sitting-room, grandfather looked at me searchingly.
He is survived by his children: Michael (Patricia) Palubicki, Dennis (Lori) Palubicki, Peter (Nancy) Palubicki and the late Margaret Zander and Randolph Palubicki; cherished grandfather of 11; great-grandfather of 16; great-great-grandfather of 6.