Definition of grandparent in English:



  • A parent of one's father or mother; a grandmother or grandfather.

    ‘it must be a great blessing to have Chloe's grandparents living nearby’
    • ‘My whole family worked in the business including both sets of grandparents and my parents.’
    • ‘All children were taught to be respectful to their parents and grandparents.’
    • ‘He added that he has taught both parents and grandparents of some of the current pupils.’
    • ‘Voters nowadays are far less loyal to political parties than their parents or grandparents were.’
    • ‘Any child without parents or grandparents to care for it was placed in a state orphanage.’
    • ‘It's been a happy place for many children and their parents and grandparents.’
    • ‘One set of my grandparents is coming up on their 65th wedding anniversary later this year.’
    • ‘Nor do most grandparents actually live with their children and grandchildren.’
    • ‘What is undeniable is that we are expected to live a bit longer than our parents and grandparents.’
    • ‘She still used to return to her grandparents ' home in Micklegate every summer for the holidays.’
    • ‘Like many, she may be a better grandparent than she was parent.’
    • ‘My grandparents were part of the 500,000 Jews who left Poland at the beginning of the war.’
    • ‘About one in six Catalans, as it is my case, have parents or grandparents who are immigrants.’
    • ‘In the magazine survey, almost three quarters of grans said being a grandparent was better than being a parent.’
    • ‘Young married couples usually live with one set of parents or a grandparent because of a shortage of housing.’
    • ‘Above all, she feels grandparents should support parents by giving them regular breaks.’
    • ‘I had already made a commitment to take my mother out to my grandparent's on Sunday.’
    • ‘It is a national holiday, a long weekend giving us time to travel to visit mother, father and grandparents.’
    • ‘She returned to the UK during school holidays, to spend time with her grandparents.’
    • ‘Although he is Clydebank born and bred, his parents and grandparents hailed from up north.’
    forebear, ancestor, predecessor, progenitor, father, grandfather, parent
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