Meaning of “grandparent” in the English Dictionary

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"grandparent" in British English

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grandparentnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡræn.peə.rənt/ us /ˈɡræn.per.ənt/

A2 the father or mother of a person's father or mother

Examples

  • The children are very attached to their grandparents.
  • My paternal grandparents were Irish.
  • His visits gave his grandparents such pleasure.
  • The children usually stay with their grandparents for a week in the summer.
  • Her parents died when she was a baby and she was raised by her grandparents.

Examples from literature

  • Are we prepared to give up meat every day and return to having it less frequently, like our grandparents did? 
  • He’s playing outside at his grandparents’ house. 
  • My grandparents’ house was only 100 meters from the beach. 

(Definition of “grandparent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"grandparent" in American English

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grandparentnoun [ C ]

us /ˈɡrændˌpær·ənt, -ˌpeər-/

the father or mother of a person’s father or mother

(Definition of “grandparent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)