Definitions

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  • noun informal a grandmother
  • noun rare a grandfather

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

  • noun the mother of your father or mother

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The true kings, meanwhile, rule quietly, if at all, and hate ruling; too many of them make “il gran rifiúto”; 18 and if they do not, the mob, as soon as they are likely to become useful to it, is pretty sure to make its “gran rifiúto” of them.

    Sesame and Lilies. Lecture I.-Sesame: Of Kings’ Treasuries

  • The picture with your gran is how I remember mine.

    Nostalgia

  • It's all too easy for me to "pass" and let society define me as merely "kind of Jewish looking"; but I think I should begin to reclaim my heritage while my gran is still alive.

    I hope when the end comes it is painless

  • In vano stimabili Signori vengono in gran numero mi far 'adorazione!

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • And if that’s not bad enough, my gran is a motorcycle riding social worker with tattoos from one end of her body to the other.

    Bliss « A Fly in Amber

  • "Teach yo 'gran'-mammy how to milk the house cat," sneered Jud, while

    The Bishop of Cottontown A Story of the Southern Cotton Mills

  • 'avesse l'inferno in gran dispetto,' – he had a very contemptible opinion of hell.

    Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910

  • Memories. .my gran was a Hallatonian and her brothers remained in the village after she came South to work as a cook.

    Village of Mystery

  • Since the winter is creeping up on us, there was also talk of a related drink called gran rakia, which is heated and blended with sugar.

    On Rakia

  • Since the winter is creeping up on us, there was also talk of a related drink called gran rakia, which is heated and blended with sugar.

    Archive 2008-09-01

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