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 (grănd′pâr′ənt, -păr′-, grăn′-)
A parent of one's mother or father; a grandmother or grandfather.

grand′pa·ren′tal (-pə-rĕn′tl) adj.
grand′par′ent·hood′ n.


(ˈɡrænˌpɛərənt; ˈɡrænd-)
the father or mother of either of one's parents


(ˈgrænˌpɛər ənt, -ˌpær-, ˈgrænd-)

a parent of a parent; a grandmother or grandfather.
grand′par`ent•ing, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grandparent - a parent of your father or mothergrandparent - a parent of your father or mother  
forbear, forebear - a person from whom you are descended
gramps, grandad, granddad, granddaddy, grandfather, grandpa - the father of your father or mother
gran, grandma, grandmother, grannie, granny, nanna, nan - the mother of your father or mother
starý rodič


[ˈgrændpɛərənt] n (= grandfather) → grand-père m (= grandmother) → grand-mère f
my grandparents → mes grands-parents mplgrand piano npiano m à queue


[ˈgrænˌpɛərnt] nnonno/a


(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.


n abuelo -la mf; npl abuelos
References in classic literature ?
I was ten years old then; I had lost both my father and mother within a year, and my Virginia relatives were sending me out to my grandparents, who lived in Nebraska.
He wants to see the old place his grandparents lived in.
She got up a lunch which comprised a leg of mutton, tripe, sausages, a chicken fricassee, sweet cider, a fruit tart and some preserved prunes; then to all this the good woman added polite remarks about Madame, who appeared to be in better health, Mademoiselle, who had grown to be "superb," and Paul, who had become singularly sturdy; she spoke also of their deceased grandparents, whom the Liebards had known, for they had been in the service of the family for several generations.
Meanwhile Dorothea's mind was innocently at work towards the further embitterment of her husband; dwelling, with a sympathy that grew to agitation, on what Will had told her about his parents and grandparents.
He only told me a little about his parents and grandparents, and almost all in answer to my questions.
She began by repulsing the proffered acquaintance of many families of great wealth and fashion, who either did not know their grandparents or were ashamed of them.
He looked round at all the faces looking mildly up at him, although some of them were the faces of men and women old enough to be his grandparents, and gave out his text with weighty significance.
The face was turned half-round, and the effect was that of one of those black silhouettes which our grandparents loved to frame.
Age UK said any grandparent who thinks they may be entitled can call the charity's advice line on 0800 169 6565 or visit www.
The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.
relationship (for a grandparent, a grandchild is a descendant and passes this test),