grandfather Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "grandfather" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

grandfathernoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡrændˌfɑð·ər/ (infml granddad,  /ˈɡræn·dæd/ , infml grandpa,  /ˈɡræm·pə, -pɑ/ )
the father of a person’s mother or father
Translations of “grandfather”
in Arabic جَدّ…
in Korean 할아버지…
in Malaysian datuk, nenek…
in French grand-père, grand-mère, grands-parents (pl.)…
in Turkish dede, büyükbaba…
in Italian nonno…
in Chinese (Traditional) (外)祖父…
in Russian дедушка…
in Polish dziadek, dziad…
in Vietnamese ông bà…
in Spanish abuelo, abuela…
in Portuguese avô…
in Thai ปู่, ย่า, ตา…
in German der Großvater, die Großmutter…
in Catalan avi…
in Japanese 祖父…
in Indonesian kakek, nenek…
in Chinese (Simplified) (外)祖父…
(Definition of grandfather from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of grandfather?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “grandfather”

Definitions of “grandfather” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
social security

a system of payments made by the government to people who are ill, poor, or who have no job

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More