grandparent

Part of speech: noun

The parent of one's parent.

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Usage examples "grandparent":

  1. And they know, too, how the sins of a parent, or of a grand parent, or even a great- grandparent, are visited on the children to the third and fourth generation; and they say 'It is a law of nature: ' and so it is. - "The Water of Life and Other Sermons", Charles Kingsley.
  2. An old man- a parent or grandparent probably of some unsuccessful candidate- bursts into tears and exclaims, Oh! - "The Martian", George Du Maurier.
  3. The parent and grandparent once more assented to the leech that the child was better. - "The Captive in Patagonia", Benjamin Franklin Bourne.