grandfather

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
grandfather

Plural
grandfathers

A family tree
  1. (countable) A grandfather is the father of a person or animal's parent.
    My grandfather was very old when I was still a boy.

Synonyms[change]


Members of a family (edit)

parent: father - mother | spouse: husband - wife | child: son - daughter | sibling: brother - sister | uncle | aunt | nephew | niece | cousin | grandparent: grandfather - grandmother | grandchild: grandson - granddaughter

Verb[change]

Plain form
grandfather

Third-person singular
grandfathers

Past tense
grandfathered

Past participle
grandfathered

Present participle
grandfathering