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grand·moth·er

 (grănd′mŭth′ər, grăn′-)
n.
1. The mother of one's father or mother.
2. A female ancestor.

grandmother

(ˈɡrænˌmʌðə; ˈɡrænd-)
n
1. the mother of one's father or mother
2. (often plural) a female ancestor
3. (often capital) a familiar term of address for an old woman
4. teach one's grandmother to suck eggs See egg18

grand•moth•er

(ˈgrænˌmʌð ər, ˈgrænd-, ˈgræm-)

n.
1. the mother of one's father or mother.
2. a female ancestor.
[1375–1425]
grand′moth`er•ly, adj.
grand′moth`er•li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grandmother - the mother of your father or mothergrandmother - the mother of your father or mother
grandparent - a parent of your father or mother
nan - your grandmother

grandmother

noun gran, granny, grandma, nan My grandmothers are both widows.
Translations
баба
àvia
babička
bedstemor
avino
isoäiti
bababaka
nagyanyanagymama
amma
祖母お婆さん外祖母
할머니
avia
babababka
stara mama
babaбаба
farmormormor
ย่า ยาย
бабуся

grandmother

[ˈgrænˌmʌðəʳ] Nabuela f
stop trying to teach your grandmother to suck eggs (Brit) → ¿qué me vas a enseñar tú a mí?

grandmother

[ˈgrændmʌðər] ngrand-mère f
my grandmother → ma grand-mèreGrand Old Party n (US) the Grand Old Party → le parti républicain

grandmother

[ˈgrænˌmʌðəʳ] nnonna

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.

grandmother

جَدَّة babička bedstemor Großmutter γιαγιά abuela isoäiti grand-mère baka nonna 祖母 할머니 grootmoeder bestemor babcia avó бабушка farmor ย่า ยาย büyükanne 祖母

grandmother

n abuela
References in classic literature ?
I suspect she is right, and that I've been coddling the fellow as if I'd been his grandmother.
His grandmother had been raised on a farm near the town and as a young girl had gone to school there when Winesburg was a village of twelve or fifteen houses clustered about a general store on the Trunion Pike.
A tall woman, with wrinkled brown skin and black hair, stood looking down at me; I knew that she must be my grandmother.
The year before they had spent part of the summer with their grandmother Pontellier in Iberville.
The grandmother of Benjamin Franklin was Mary Morrel" afterwards, by marriage, Mary Folger, one of the old settlers of Nantucket, and the ancestress to a long line of Folgers and harpooneers --all kith and kin to noble Benjamin --this day darting the barbed iron from one side of the world to the other.
You have been well-bred and well-born; your father has a great name in these parts, and your grandfather won the cup two years at the Newmarket races; your grandmother had the sweetest temper of any horse I ever knew, and I think you have never seen me kick or bite.
Behind her is Kotrina, making her way cautiously, staggering beneath a similar burden; and half a minute later there appears old Grandmother Majauszkiene, with a big yellow bowl of smoking potatoes, nearly as big as herself.
Their language is full of endearing diminutives; nothing that they love escapes the application of a petting diminutive--neither the house, nor the dog, nor the horse, nor the grandmother, nor any other creature, animate or inanimate.
Watchman your grandmother," I says; "there ain't nothing to watch but the texas and the pilot- house; and do you reckon anybody's going to resk his life for a texas and a pilot-house such a night as this, when it's likely to break up and wash off down the river any minute?
My mother was of a darker complexion than either my grandmother or grand- father.
By birth she belonged to Highbury: and when at three years old, on losing her mother, she became the property, the charge, the consolation, the fondling of her grandmother and aunt, there had seemed every probability of her being permanently fixed there; of her being taught only what very limited means could command, and growing up with no advantages of connexion or improvement, to be engrafted on what nature had given her in a pleasing person, good understanding, and warmhearted, wellmeaning relations.
In the hut sat a very old woman, who was the Dragon's grandmother.