from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A parent of one's mother or father; a grandmother or grandfather.
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- n. the parent of someone's parent
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The parent of a parent: correlative to grandchild.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a parent of your father or mother
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I had a friend tell me that being a grandparent is the one thing in life that really is as good as everyone says.
"Grandparent scams": The CFA noticed new complaints last year about what it calls the "grandparent scam," where consumers receive calls or e-mails from someone claiming to be a friend or family member who is in trouble and needs help.
The death of a grandparent is sad but also a natural part of life.
Because as Debby brings up, the grandparent is not impartial.
Q: What do you call a grandparent who’s taken care of the little ones on Saturday and Sunday?
Darwin has already pointed out that when a character of a grandparent, which is wanting in the progeny, reappears in the second generation, this quality must always be assumed to have been present though latent in the intermediate generation.
I would never call my grandparent an alien because he did everything he could possibly do to be an American.
Her contributions to the so-called grandparent economy are carefully considered yet generous
"But the grandparent is the backbone and gift-giver."
"They need to be put in a loving situation with people that care and love them - there are occasions when a grandparent is the best option."