Definition of grand-nephew in English:



  • another term for great-nephew
    • ‘Philip Joyce, a grand-nephew of the author, walked more than 160 miles over five days to attend the famous breakfast gathering.’
    • ‘I have about twenty-eight nephews and nieces and about eighteen grand-nephews and nieces, and some of them live, at least outwardly, similar lives to mine.’
    • ‘The founder's grand-nephew and the biggest shareholder, William Adams, saw the value of his stake rise last week to $90.6 million.’
    • ‘Julius is killed by his senate, but names an unknown grand-nephew as his heir, rather than his right-hand-man, Mark Antony, as was expected.’
    • ‘The gathering included nephews, nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces, many other relatives, close friends and neighbours.’
    • ‘She was a great favourite with her many relatives especially her nephews, nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces.’
    • ‘This tradition is still carried on by his nephew, Ronan Galvin, and his grand-nephew Breffini O'Donnell.’
    • ‘Sincere sympathy is extended to her sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters - in-law, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, relatives and friends on their sad loss.’
    • ‘Joy fetched a photograph and told the story of Hugh's grand-nephew who holds a White House position.’
    • ‘Annie has been asked to take care of her grand-niece and grand-nephew for the summer because their parents are moving to London and need time to get themselves settled.’
    • ‘He's Theo's great-grandson, i.e., Vincent's great grand-nephew.’
    • ‘Her passing is much regretted in her neighbourhood and she will be deeply mourned by her sister Nellie, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces and a wide circle of other family and friends.’