Definition of great-grandmother in English:



  • The mother of one's grandmother or grandfather.

    • ‘She was a wonderful friend, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and she will be greatly missed.’
    • ‘Being raised by both his mother in Maryland and his great-grandmother in the rural backwaters of North Carolina has given him, he says, a sense of perspective.’
    • ‘I know my great-grandmother on my mother's side was also a Canadian.’
    • ‘My mother speaks of my great-grandmother as if she knew her, even though she died many years before her birth.’
    • ‘They have robbed us of a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.’