American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See great-uncle.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The brother of a grandfather or grandmother : in the United States generally called great-uncle: correlative to grandnephew and grandniece.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A father's or mother's uncle.
- n. an uncle of your father or mother
“‘No. The granduncle is a diamond merchant, with contacts, of course, in his native city, but it seems he has a house in No.th No.folk and an office in Hatton Garden.”
“Unless a member of the Vanguard or the Scarlet Scholars (both groups paying attention to what most consider obscure and nigh-useless knowledge), even most paranormal agents active today have only heard of the Bleak Baron Frederick or his granduncle Wolfgang and their works on fighting monsters.”
“Like many passionate social conservatives, Mr. Santorum can sound a little dour, like your granduncle who says the country is going to hell on the installment plan.”
“For Livy this is how Romulus obtained “sole power” and how Rome was founded and named.91 Here too, fratricide succeeds parricide, since after their triumphant return Romulus and Remus had killed the tyrant, their granduncle, who had seized power from their grandfather more enemy brothers!”
“We were driving to Montana to visit my granduncle, a bishop.”
“John Hollstein kindly provided me with copies of personal letters written to family members by his distinguished granduncle, Frank Crowe.”
“Felicity de Pazzi hissed at her granduncle as she threw the book across the desk at him.”
“And just because Britain declared war on your granduncle.”
“Volger says the pope himself will vouch for me, as long as I keep this letter secret until my granduncle passes away.”
“When my granduncle dies, it may be that I can stop this war.”
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