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grande dame
Grande Prairie
Grande, Rio
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grandfather clause
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Grandfather definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GRAND'F`ATHER, n. A father's or mother's father; the next degree above the father or mother in lineal ascent.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the father of your father or mother [syn: grandfather, gramps, granddad, grandad, granddaddy, grandpa]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Date: 15th century 1. a. the father of one's father or mother b. ancestor 1a 2. granddaddy 2 grandfatherly adjective II. transitive verb Date: 1953 to permit to continue under a grandfather clause

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a male grandparent. Phrases and idioms: grandfather clock a clock in a tall wooden case, driven by weights. Derivatives: grandfatherly adj.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Grandfather Grand"fa"ther, n. A father's or mother's father; an ancestor in the next degree above the father or mother in lineal ascent. Grandfather longlegs. (Zo["o]l.) See Daddy longlegs.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(grandfathers) Your grandfather is the father of your father or mother. His grandfather was a professor. N-FAMILY

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Grandsire, grandpapa.

Moby Thesaurus

Father Time, Methuselah, Nestor, Old Paar, centenarian, dotard, elder, gaffer, geezer, golden-ager, grampa, gramps, grandpa, grandsire, graybeard, great-grandfather, nonagenarian, octogenarian, old chap, old codger, old dog, old duffer, old geezer, old gent, old gentleman, old man, old party, old-timer, older, oldster, pantaloon, patriarch, presbyter, senior citizen, septuagenarian, sexagenarian, the quiet-voiced elders, venerable sir, veteran



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