grandfather grandfather  /ˈɡrænd ˌfɑ ðər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the father of your father or mother

Usage(s):

  1. Her grandfather, movie producer Dino De Laurentiis, had established strong roots in Hollywood, and had lured his daughters and other members of the clan to Tinseltown.
  2. My grandfather was an aviator; my father a submariner.
  3. His grandfather Mutsuhito, known to history as the Emperor Meiji, had been brought out of seclusion by the young samurai modernizers of the Restoration that bears his name.

News

  1. Our Readers' Views: Not my grandfather’s furlough

    To the Editor: My grandfather used to speak fondly of going on furlough during World War II .  It was a time when the military would allow soldiers to visit family and friends after a particularly tough period of training or combat. In just under two weeks the government will furlough most of the military’s civilian workforce.  This isn’t a reward for good behavior; it is an arbitrary act forced ...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: The Sierra Vista Herald

  2. Decorah Grandfather Wins $2 Million Powerball Prize

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A Decorah grandfather stepped forward Wednesday to claim a $2 million Powerball prize and knew exactly what he would do with the winnings.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids

  3. VIDEO: Grandfather takes bullet for grandson in danger

    Willie Ware, a 67-year-old grandfather, grabbed his grandson Keyanu and put himself between a barrage of bullets and the boy. Source: WZZM
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Hattiesburg American

Quotes

  1. "Only a fool or a fraud talks tough or romantically about war," McCain says in the 30-second spot. "When I was five years old, my father left for war. My grandfather came home from war and died the next day." "Some of the friends I...
    on Jun 6, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  2. "I really want to say the reason I'm in country music is because my grandfather would make me listen to Buck Owens when I was like 4 years old, and I think Buck was the first male vocalist for this organization. I'm so honoured to carry the torch...
    on May 19, 2007 By: Brad Paisley Source: News1130

  3. "Robin would always tell me stories about people in my family being that he was from my hometown, but especially about my grandfather and my great-grandfather," said Werth, the grandson of former major leaguer Dick Schofield. "He would make...
    on May 6, 2010 By: Jayson Werth Source: Los Angeles Times

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