grandfather, grandmother

grandfather, grandmother
maternal, paternal

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  • grandmother clock — noun : a clock that is about two thirds the size of a grandfather clock and sometimes has a repeat mechanism * * * ˌgrandmother ˈclock 7 [grandmother clock] noun a clock similar to a ↑grandfather clock but smaller …   Useful english dictionary

  • grandmother —    Used to the speaker’s grandmother. This full form is especially likely to be used by middle and upperclass speakers, as in Anglo Saxon Attitudes, by Angus Wilson. At lower social levels it is likely to become ‘Gran’ or ‘Granny’. These and… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • grandmother — n. a female grandparent. Phrases and idioms: grandmother clock a clock like a grandfather clock but in a smaller case. teach one s grandmother to suck eggs presume to advise a more experienced person. Derivatives: grandmotherly adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • grandmother's clock — a pendulum clock similar to a grandfather s clock but shorter. Also, grandmother clock. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • grandmother-in-law — noun A grandmother of ones spouse. See Also: grandfather in law, grandparent in law, granddaughter in law, grandson in law …   Wiktionary

  • grandmother's clock — a pendulum clock similar to a grandfather s clock but shorter. Also, grandmother clock. [1920 25] …   Useful english dictionary

  • grandmother — noun a) The mother of someone’s parent. b) A female ancestor or progenitor. Syn: baba, gammy, gram, gramma, gran, grandma …   Wiktionary

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