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grandmother

[ gran-muhth-er, grand-, gram- ]SEE DEFINITION OF grandmother

Synonyms for grandmother

  • ancestor
  • grandma
  • granny
  • matriarch
  • dowager
  • gram
  • maternal forebear
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They began at once to think of whom they should inquire,—of the teacher, or of the grandmother.

The grandmother was really standing there, holding the fiddle out to him.

Not far from his grandmother's residence there was a windmill which operated on a new plan.

Why, when he was your age, his father was at war and papa and Grandmother Wade had to do everything.

He spoke exactly like his grandmother, who was indeed the only one he had to talk with.

"You must never forget what the finch calls," continued the grandmother.

Tell him your grandmother was the sergeant's Mary Ann and your father was Sami.

He was looking steadfastly at his grandmother and weeping piteously.

It was the same way Sami had often gone with his grandmother down to La Tour.

The only comfort for him was that his grandmother had told him so positively, and he held fast to that.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from grand (adj.) + mother (n.1), probably on analogy of French grand-mère. Replaced earlier grandame (c.1200) and Old English ealdemodor.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GRANDMOTHER

female

nounwoman
  • Ms
  • daughter
  • femme
  • gal
  • gentlewoman
  • girl
  • grandmother
  • lady
  • madam
  • matron
  • miss
  • mother
  • mrs
  • she
  • sister

mom

nounmother
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