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Definition of "grandfathers" []

  • The father of one's father or mother (noun)
  • A male ancestor (noun)
  • A familiar term of address for an old man (noun)
  • A caterpillar or woodlouse (noun)
  • Plural form of grandfather. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of grandfather. (verb)

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Use "grandfathers" in a sentence
  • "Nearly everyone knows that American quail hunting as practiced by our grandfathers is disappearing faster than free air at gas stations."
  • "We are led from the huddled camp of contrabands in 1868 to the allied armies in 1918; from a crowd of men and women without a past and seemingly without a future -- even a possibility only to the eyes of patriotism and faith -- we are led in these pages to the ranks of efficient soldiers and brilliant officers fighting with southern men whose grandfathers called their grandfathers slaves!"
  • "And even as the mahogany of our grandfathers is now brought forth from garrets and unused rooms, and antiquity shops and farm-houses are searched for the good old-time furniture, so we are learning to take the old gardens for our models, and the old-fashioned flowers to fill our borders."
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