American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See great-aunt.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sister of one's grandfather or grandmother: in the United States generally called great-aunt: correlative to grandnephew and grandniece.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The aunt of one's father or mother.
- n. an aunt of your father or mother
“It reminded me of my childhood in China – my grandaunt lived with us, my grandmother died in childbirth.”
“By the time Princess Jahanara arrived at the dwelling of her grandaunt Mehrunnisa, Empress Nur Jahan, the cool winter night had flung its cloak over the city of Lahore and the village of Shahdara.”
“And his children, Jahanara thought, could call the Empress their grandaunt.”
“My great-grandaunt was named Pearl... not sure she would have liked this cake.”
“We sipped on tea, browsed through old family photos that grandaunt brought us, watched some TV, took a short nap, chit-chatted before it's dinner time and we had to leave.”
“Being very close to my two aunts and my grandaunt, she'd get invited to go on vacations with them, acting as a part-time babysitter during the many trips she've embarked on.”
“After lunch, grandaunt made tea for all of us and on a lazy Wednesday afternoon (I swear at that moment it felt like it's Sunday!).”
“On a sunny Wednesday afternoon, we packed lunched and visited my grandaunt (grandma's sister) - I would say that she's a wonderful, strong, humourous, caring and kind lady, a little mysterious at the same time.”
“During their boat ride to Florida my grandaunt was teaching them Spanish then a romance was started between My Grandaunt and Franklin Thomas with my grandfather as chaperon.”
“Peter Zheutlin is obsessed with his great-grandaunt Annie Kopchovsky, alias Annie Londonderry.”
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