great-aunt


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great-aunt

or great aunt (grāt′ănt′, -änt′)
n.
A sister or sister-in-law of one's grandparent. Also called grandaunt.

great-aunt

or

grandaunt

n
an aunt of one's father or mother; sister of one's grandfather or grandmother

grand•aunt

(ˈgrændˌænt, -ˌɑnt)

n.
an aunt of one's father or mother; great-aunt.
[1820–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.great-aunt - an aunt of your father or mother
aunt, auntie, aunty - the sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle
Translations

great-aunt

[ˈgreɪtˈɑːnt] Ntía f abuela

great-aunt

[ˌgreɪtˈɑːnt] nprozia
References in classic literature ?
and my function is to paint--and as a painter I have a conception which is altogether genialisch, of your great-aunt or second grandmother as a subject for a picture; therefore, the universe is straining towards that picture through that particular hook or claw which it puts forth in the shape of me-- not true?
Wopsle's great-aunt kept an evening school in the village; that is to say, she was a ridiculous old woman of limited means and unlimited infirmity, who used to go to sleep from six to seven every evening, in the society of youth who paid twopence per week each, for the improving opportunity of seeing her do it.
Wopsle's great-aunt, besides keeping this Educational Institution, kept - in the same room - a little general shop.
Wopsle's great-aunt, I struggled through the alphabet as if it had been a bramble-bush; getting considerably worried and scratched by every letter.
Besides, have a horrible old great-aunt who is always saying to me, with a mournful sigh, `You were such a pretty baby.
An aunt of my father's, and consequently a great-aunt of mine, of whom I shall have more to relate by and by, was the principal magnate of our family.
Why my uncle Podger has a tomb in Kensal Green Cemetery, that is the pride of all that country-side; and my grandfather's vault at Bow is capable of accommodating eight visitors, while my great-aunt Susan has a brick grave in Finchley Churchyard, with a headstone with a coffee- pot sort of thing in bas-relief upon it, and a six-inch best white stone coping all the way round, that cost pounds.
I go to wait on my great-aunt, and a dear, cross old soul she is, too," answered Jo.
Rose really did have some cause to be sad; for she had no mother, and had lately lost her father also, which left her no home but this with her great-aunts.
Beloved wife of the late George, dearest sister of Gwyn and Elwyn, much loved aunt to Gareth, Phillip, Nia and Sara and kind great-aunt to David, Tara, Mathew and Lily Isla.
by PAUL BYRNE WINSTON Churchill cheated on his wife Clementine with the great-aunt of model Cara Delevingne, it has been revealed.
When Tessas favorite great-aunt Sadie passes away, all the relatives gather like vultures at her house, tagging those of Sadie's possessions they want.