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grand·fa·ther

 (grănd′fä′thər, grăn′-)
n.
1. The father of one's mother or father.
2. A forefather; an ancestor.
tr.v. grand·fa·thered, grand·fa·ther·ing, grand·fa·thers
To exempt (someone or something) from a new regulation that prohibits or restricts something: The new ordinance restricts the size of billboards, but it grandfathers those erected before 1997.

[V., from grandfather clause.]
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grandfather

(ˈɡrænˌfɑːðə; ˈɡrænd-)
n
1. the father of one's father or mother
2. (often plural) a male ancestor
3. (often capital) a familiar term of address for an old man
4. dialect a caterpillar or woodlouse
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grand•fa•ther

(ˈgrænˌfɑ ðər, ˈgrænd-)

n.
1. the father of one's father or mother.
2. a male ancestor.
[1375–1425]
grand′fa`ther•ly, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grandfather - the father of your father or mothergrandfather - the father of your father or mother
grandparent - a parent of your father or mother
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grandfather

noun grandad, grandpa, grandaddy, gramps My grandfather was a coal miner.
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Translations
جدجَدجَدّ
прадядо
avi
dědadědečekprarodičebabičkaděd
bedstefarbedsteforælderbedstemor
avo
isoisäpappaukkivaari
djed
nagyapanagyszülő
kakek
afi, amma
祖父お爺さん外祖父
할아버지
avus
ant grindų stovintis laikrodissenelėseneliaisenelis
vecāmātevectēvsvecvecāki
dedko
dedstari oče
morfarfarfar
ปู่ ตา
ông

grandfather

[ˈgrændˌfɑːðəʳ]
A. Nabuelo m
B. CPD grandfather clock Nreloj m de pie, reloj m de caja
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grandfather

[ˈgrændfɑːðər] ngrand-père m
my grandfather → mon grand-pèregrandfather clock nhorloge f comtoise
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grandfather

nGroßvater m
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grandfather

[ˈgrændˌfɑːðəʳ] nnonno
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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grandfather

جَدّ dědeček bedstefar Großvater παππούς abuelo isoisä grand-père djed nonno 祖父 할아버지 grootvader bestefar dziadek avô дедушка morfar ปู่ ตา büyükbaba ông 祖父
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grandfather

n abuelo
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He points to the recent guidance, Grandfathering Policy for Packages and Homogenous Cases of Product Without a Product Identifier:
Only when we choose to be proactive does grandfathering become effective, consequential, and truly fun.
Finally, Bates (2009a) proposed the generative grandfathering conceptual framework, which was derived from reviews of the grandfather and grandparent literatures and supported by narratives from grandchildren and grandfathers.
The grandfathering protection applies to hospital-lab arrangements in effect as of July 22, 1999, the date when the Medicare program first proposed to disallow direct billing.