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Definition of "grandparent" []

  • A parent of one's mother or father; a grandmother or grandfather. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "grandparent" in a sentence
  • "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."