noun Date: 1637 grandaunt

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • great-aunt — ► NOUN ▪ an aunt of one s father or mother …   English terms dictionary

  • great-aunt — great′ aunt′ n. grandaunt • Etymology: 1650–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • great-aunt — [grāt′ant΄] n. a sister of any of one s grandparents; grandaunt …   English World dictionary

  • great-aunt —    Terms which indicate a relationship once removed, a great aunt being the aunt of one’s father or mother. The ‘great ’ translates French grand, which is used for similar purposes in words like grandpère, grandmère, ‘grandfather’, ‘grandmother’ …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • great-aunt — noun an aunt of your father or mother • Syn: ↑grandaunt • Hypernyms: ↑aunt, ↑auntie, ↑aunty * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun : grandaunt * * * /grayt ant , ahnt / …   Useful english dictionary

  • Great-aunt — A Great aunt is the female sibling of one s grandparent or the aunt of one s mother or also*Great uncle *Great nephew *Great niece …   Wikipedia

  • great-aunt — noun The sister or sister in law of one’s grandparent, aunt of one’s parent. Ant: great uncle …   Wiktionary

  • great aunt — n. aunt of one s father or mother, grandaunt …   English contemporary dictionary

  • great-aunt — noun an aunt of one s father or mother …   English new terms dictionary

  • great-aunt — /ˈgreɪt ant/ (say grayt ahnt) noun an aunt of one s father or mother …   Australian English dictionary

  • great aunt — The aunt of one s father or mother. A relative in the fourth degree of kinship according to the civil law method of computing kinship which prevails in most American jurisdictions. 23 Am J2d Desc & D § 48 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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