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Definitions of Grandfather

  1. (noun) A male grandparent.
  2. (noun) A father of an individual’s parent.

Grandfather Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈɡræn(d)ˌfɑðər/
    • British English
      • /ˈɡran(d)ˌfɑːðə/
  • Syllabification: (grand·fa·ther)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: grandfathers
  • A great grandfather (great-grandfather) is the grandfather of an individual’s parent.

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Cite the Definition of Grandfather

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “grandfather.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 17, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/grandfather/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

grandfather. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/grandfather/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “grandfather.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 17, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/grandfather/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“grandfather.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 17 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/grandfather/>.