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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.
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(ˈɡrænˌpɛərənt; ˈɡrænd-)
the father or mother of either of one's parents
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(ˈgrænˌpɛər ənt, -ˌpær-, ˈgrænd-)

a parent of a parent; a grandmother or grandfather.
grand′par`ent•ing, n.
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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
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[ˈgrændpɛərənt] n (= grandfather) → grand-père m (= grandmother) → grand-mère f
my grandparents → mes grands-parents mplgrand piano npiano m à queue
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[ˈgrænˌpɛərnt] nnonno/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(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.
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n abuelo -la mf; npl abuelos
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