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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
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Today, my focus is on the role of African-American grandmothers and the role that they play in the cycle of incarceration that is prevalent in poor black communities.
In Oakland and Berkeley in the 1980s, it was not until African-American grandmothers stood up and said "no more dead children" that the consciousness of the community got raised to a degree that got policymakers moving to really concentrate on families at risk.
From one generation to another, African-American grandmothers have been at the forefront of caring for members of their family.
Assata Zerai's research with African-American grandmothers raising their cocaine-exposed grandchildren substantiates many legal and practical barriers that make difficult their efforts to provide good care for these young family members.

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