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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
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Only when we choose to be proactive does grandfathering become effective, consequential, and truly fun.
Finally, Bates (2009a) proposed the generative grandfathering conceptual framework, which was derived from reviews of the grandfather and grandparent literatures and supported by narratives from grandchildren and grandfathers.
gt; The Department of Labor has also posted a chart which highlights certain PPACA provisions, and the impact of grandfathering.
And, as promised, the new legislation contains a grandfathering provision, which ensures that Americans can keep their policy.