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 (grăn′dăm′, -dəm)
1. The female grandparent of an animal, especially a domesticated mammal such as a horse.
2. also gran·dame (-dām′, -däm, -dəm) Archaic
a. The mother of one's father or mother; a grandmother.
b. An old woman.

[Middle English grandame, from Old French dame-grant : dame, lady; see dame + grand, grant, great; see grand.]


(ˈɡrændəm; -dæm) or


an archaic word for grandmother
[C13: from Anglo-French grandame, from Old French grand- + dame lady, mother]


(ˈgræn dəm, -dæm)

also gran•dame

(-deɪm, -dəm)

2. an old woman.
[1175–1225; Middle English gra(u)ndame < Old French grant dame. See grand, dame]
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Yet, by a strange deception, owing to the duskiness of the chamber, and the antique dresses which they still wore, the tall mirror is said to have reflected the figures of the three old, gray, withered grandsires, ridiculously contending for the skinny ugliness of a shrivelled grandam.
There were the little faces of the children, peeping from their bed apart, and here the father's frame of strength, the mother's subdued and careful mien, the high- browed youth, the budding girl, and the good old grandam, still knitting in the warmest place.
Bolger has yet to win the race named in his filly's honour, which takes place at Cork tonight, but in Altesse he saddles a horse whose lineage is threaded from one of the great distaff runners of modern times, her grandam and dual Champion Stakes heroine Alborada.
A Pontiac GrandAm driven by Nancy Cavalo of Halsey on Highway 99 on Monday first struck a Ford Edge, driven by Richard Olson of Junction City, before colliding with a Mazda MZ3.
I think Crab, my dog, be the sourest-natured dog that lives: my mother weeping, my father wailing, my sister crying, our maid howling, our cat wringing her hands, and all our house in a great perplexity, yet did not this cruel-hearted cur shed one tear: he is a stone, a very pebble stone, and has no more pity in him than a dog: a Jew would have wept to have seen our parting; why, my grandam, having no eyes, look you, wept herself blind at my parting (38).
Rabbah De Carrere's dam, Mizzna, and grandam, Alanudd, won this race in the past.
The dearly loved wife of Stephen, loving mum of Carol, David and Susan, much loved grandam, great-grandma and great-great-grandma.
As well as looking to take its learning model across Europe, the Ministry of Education in Uganda is to introduce Learn with Grandam to all secondary schools in the country; * Bangor-based Dr Zigs which is looking to exploit the international festival market for the service of creating large bubbles, as well as selling bubble toys.
The public and social circles of the city while expressing concern over illegal construction said that construction is underway in many areas including Liaquat Road, Grandam Mandi, Murree Road, Dhok Hasu, Nawab Colony and other areas.
I could tell of a wilderness and of a village church, and where the bones of my honoured grandam lie; but there are feelings which refuse to be translated, sulky aborigines, which will not be naturalised in another soil.
Carillo is a high profile supplier to the international motor sports industry, its main customers being GrandAM and NASCAR teams.