noun Date: circa 1547 granduncle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • great-uncle — n. an uncle of one s father or mother. Syn: granduncle. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • great-uncle — [grāt′uŋ΄kəl] n. a brother of any of one s grandparents; granduncle …   English World dictionary

  • Great-uncle — A Great uncle is the male sibling of one s grandparent or the uncle of one s mother or father. See also: *Great aunt *Great nephew *Great niece …   Wikipedia

  • great-uncle — noun an uncle of your father or mother • Syn: ↑granduncle • Hypernyms: ↑uncle * * * great uncle see great a. 21 a …   Useful english dictionary

  • great-uncle —    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-uncle — great′ un cle n. granduncle …   From formal English to slang

  • great-uncle — noun The brother or brother in law of one’s grandparent; the uncle of ones parent. Ant: great aunt …   Wiktionary

  • great uncle — noun (A brother of your grandparents or an uncle of your parents.) …   Wiktionary

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

  • great-uncle — /ˈgreɪt ʌŋkəl/ (say grayt ungkuhl) noun an uncle of one s father or mother …   Australian English dictionary

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