Definition of 'grandfather'
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He was a wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather and will be greatly missed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I've likened it to looking at your grandfather when your grandmother has just passed away. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A gregarious and outspoken public figure, he was also a devoted grandfather. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The very suggestion of such a relationship would have caused his grandfather great embarrassment. THE HERBALIST: Nicholas Culpeper Rebel Physician (2004)Trying to replace them is like trying to replace the foot from a beautiful old grandfather clock. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Then my grandfather died and my father inherited his money. Times, Sunday Times (2010)My grandfathers and grandmothers served during the second world war. Times, Sunday Times (2009)What do you call a grandfather clock? The Sun (2013)His mother and grandfather were exceptionally close. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It was founded by her grandfather as the first plank in the family empire. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They were hidden from burglars in the base of the grandfather clock. Times, Sunday Times (2010)My grandfather has died and my grandmother is now too old to stay there. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Her mother and grandfather are beyond shock. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Behind him an antique grandfather clock slowly ticks away. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The bear is called grandfather by many peoples and the tiger is alluded to as the striped one. Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)She did not want to return to her original school so went to live with her grandfather near another one. Times, Sunday Times (2007)My grandfather was one of them. Times, Sunday Times (2010)My grandfather was also an engineer. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The 80-year-old great grandfather inspires devotion second to none. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When our parents split, we moved into this trailer with our grandmother and grandfather. The Sun (2008)So I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time. The Sun (2013)He said: 'My grandfather fought in the war and was wounded three times. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The houses are lovingly patched, a man wears his grandfather's coat. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The father of two recalled last year: 'My grandfather was completely obsessed by finding the right formula. The Sun (2015)Yet, fuelled by the express desire of his grandfather and mentor, he is determined to play on. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'grandfather'
British English: grandfather /ˈɡrænˌfɑːðə/ NOUN
Your grandfather is the father of your father or mother. You can call your grandfather 'Grandfather'.
His grandfather was a professor.
- American English: grandfather
- Arabic: جَدّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: avô
- Chinese: 祖父
- Croatian: djed
- Czech: dědeček
- Danish: bedstefar
- Dutch: grootvader
- European Spanish: abuelo convencional
- Finnish: isoisä
- French: grand-père
- German: Großvater
- Greek: παππούς
- Italian: nonno
- Japanese: 祖父
- Korean: 할아버지
- Norwegian: bestefar
- Polish: dziadek
- European Portuguese: avô
- Romanian: bunic
- Russian: дедушка
- Spanish: abuelo
- Swedish: morfar maternal
- Thai: ปู่ ตา
- Turkish: büyükbaba
- Ukrainian: дід
- Vietnamese: ông
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