noun Date: 1632 a parent of one's father or mother • grandparental adjectivegrandparenthood noun

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  • grandparent — 1802, from GRAND (Cf. grand) (adj.) + PARENT (Cf. parent) (n.). Related: Grandparents …   Etymology dictionary

  • grandparent — ► NOUN ▪ a grandmother or grandfather …   English terms dictionary

  • grandparent — [grand′per΄ənt, gran′per΄ənt] n. a grandfather or grandmother …   English World dictionary

  • Grandparent — Grandpa and Grandma redirect here. For other uses, see Grandpa (disambiguation) and Grandma (disambiguation). Grandad redirects here. For other uses, see Grandad (disambiguation). The Favorite, by Georgios Iakovidis (1890) Grandparents are the… …   Wikipedia

  • grandparent */ — UK [ˈɡræn(d)ˌpeərənt] / US [ˈɡræn(d)ˌperənt] noun [countable] Word forms grandparent : singular grandparent plural grandparents the mother or father of your mother or father. You are their grandchild …   English dictionary

  • grandparent —   Kupuna; hulu kupuna (poetic).    ♦ To be or become a grandparent, kani mo opuna, hi i mo opuna …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • grandparent — grandparental /gran peuh ren tl, grand /, adj. grandparenting, n. /gran pair euhnt, par , grand /, n. a parent of a parent. [1820 30; GRAND + PARENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • grandparent — noun the parent of someones parent Ant: grandchild …   Wiktionary

  • grandparent — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ maternal, paternal ▪ doting, proud ▪ a present from his doting grandparents … OF GRANDPARENTS ▪ set …   Collocations dictionary

  • grandparent — grand|par|ent [ˈgrænˌpeərənt US ˌper ] n [C usually plural] one of the parents of your mother or father ▪ My grandparents live in Sussex …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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