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noun as in grandfather

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Abigail Barronian, associate editorThree years ago, I gratefully inherited a Ford Fusion from my grandpa, who stopped driving.

I was in remote history class when my mom told me that my grandpa had deteriorated overnight.

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In my adult life, the cabin—that’s what we call it in our family, simply “the cabin”—became my sanctuary, just as it had for grandpa, my mom, my uncle, my cousins, and other family members suffering through modernity.

Radiating bad intentions, the old man tells him that he was a friend of his grandpa.

Thinking that Raya resembled Nguyen’s mother and the character Tong resembled his father, their immediate words were, “Wow, they look like Bà nội and Ông nội”—which means grandpa and grandma in Vietnamese.

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The characters you play on the show are extremely diverse—ranging from a cocaine-rattled rich boy to an ornery Jewish grandpa.

One strip, Foolish Grandpa and Sour Henry, shows Grandpa being hit on the head by a sandbag and blown up by dynamite.

There is something authentic and warm in the way she evokes “my Grandpa,” the great Francis Ford Coppola.

And Anthony Hopkins as Noah's hammy 969-year-old grandpa, Methuselah, who was apparently an incorrigible berry addict.

In that case, best of luck on Sunday night to the makeup team from Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa!

"You know there are many gold and silver mines in California," continued grandpa.

The old lady was taken home, and grandpa and Johnny's father started off, quite naturally in the wrong direction, for Johnny.

If my father is strict and stern sometimes, he's ever so much better and kinder than Grandpa Dinsmore.

Grandpa feels that he is growing old, and has done enough of that kind of work.

Well, she and your grandpa would sit and argue about that name, and after I don't know how long they settled on William Carleton.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to grandpa, such as: ancestor, patriarch, elder, forefather, gramps, and granddad.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.