Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A son of one's nephew or niece.

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  • n. Grandson of one's sibling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The grandson of one's brother or sister.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A son of one's nephew or niece: correlative to granduncle and grandaunt.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a son of your niece or nephew

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Examples

  • Drawing from handwritten notes by Bram Stoker, the horror author’s great-grandnephew is set to pen a Dracula sequel entitled Dracula: The Un-Dead.

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  • Aunt Hetty Vanderveer who was queer and going on to eighty, who couldn't live with a relative for they always wanted to borrow her money, got tangled up in a house on which she had a mortgage, and called her grandnephew, Mr. John Borden to her rescue.

    A Modern Cinderella

  • "You seem to forget that I am her nephew that is, her grandnephew.

    Luke Walton

  • One of the chicest new addresses is close to the Trocadéro, at the former residence of Napoleon Bonaparte's grandnephew Prince Roland, transformed recently into the Shangri-La Hotel.

    The Most Agreeable Hour

  • Jean Cazals for The Wall Street Journal BUZZY PARIS: One of the chicest new addresses to partake in afternoon tea is at the former residence of Napoleon Bonaparte's grandnephew Prince Roland, recently transformed into the Shangri-La Hotel.

    Standing on Ceremony

  • In 1938 he traveled to Austria from Paris vainly hoping to convince the government to appoint Franz Josef's grandnephew as chancellor.

    Dispatches From a Lost Empire

  • The company is surviving by importing oysters from Texas and selling them unopened to clients, says Sal Sunseri, the company's vice president and grandnephew of its founder.

    A year later, Gulf Coast still recovering from spill

  • Just reading some abbreviated news article about how the great grandnephew of Bram Stoker had co-authored the book, I cringed.

    The Mondays: Great Grandnephew of Dracula

  • This includes the head of the Stock Exchange, the head of the Financial Services Authority, and even the prime minister, Lawrence Gonzi, who is a grandnephew of the former Archbishop of Malta.

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  • When it came to expansion, the museum's board, chaired by Gardner's great-grandnephew Jack Gardner, would not "pull the trigger until May," Ms. Hawley says.

    'Elitism for All'

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