Crossword clues for grandfather
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Grandfather \Grand"fa"ther\, n. A father's or mother's father; an ancestor immediately after the father or mother in lineal ascent.
Grandfather longlegs. (Zo["o]l.) See Daddy longlegs.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 15c., from grand (adj.) + father (n.), probably on analogy of French grand-père. Replaced grandsire and Old English ealdefæder. Grandfather clause originally (1900) referred to exemptions from post-Reconstruction voting restrictions in the U.S. South for men whose forebears had voted before the Civil War. Grandfather clock is c.1880, from the popular song; they were previously known as tall case clocks or eight-day clocks.
Etymology 1 n. 1 A father of someone’s parent. 2 (context by extension English) A male forefather. Etymology 2
vb. To retain existing laws or rules only for those people or organisations that were previously affected by them, and apply new laws or rules to the unaffected people or organizations.
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Grandfather (Дедушка, Dedushka) is a poem by Nikolai Nekrasov, written (according to the autograph) on 30 July - 8 August 1870 and first published in the September, No.9, 1870 issue of Otechestvennye Zapiski. It came out with a dedication to Zinaida Nikolayevna, Nekrasov's wife.
The prototype of the poem's hero is believed to be the Decembrist Sergey Volkonsky whose return to Moscow from the Siberian exile in 1856 was warmly greeted by the Russian intelligentsia. But while a former Russian army general re-emerged (according to Ivan Aksakov) "a wise, peaceful man, full of most ardent admiration to the modern day reforms started by our monarch," Nekrasov made a point to show his Grandfather as an unrepentant rebel, disgusted with the tsarist regime.
Usage examples of "grandfather".
Then Grandfather took the accordeon, tipped his head back, shut his eyes and began to play, beating time with one foot.
But John Quincy and young Charles Francis had also been done by Browere, and so Adams consented, even though Charles Francis, worried about his grandfather, warned how unpleasant, even dangerous, the experience could be.
Did Grandfather Benjamin breathe a sigh of relief when Adelia was gone?
Grandfather Benjamin doted on his sons, and wanted them to learn the button business, but Adelia had loftier aims.
As a grandfather I must believe that the eloquence of my friend, Adlai Stevenson, will not only survive in history .
It is Aunt Agata the nun, sister of Grandfather Mariano, who is most determined to defend his rights, and it is she who sticks her neck out in paroxysms of indignation.
The person who loves him most and protects him is Agata, sister of their grandfather Mariano, and a canoness of the Carmelite order.
Raised by her parents from Mahon on a small farm in the Sahel, she was very young when she married a slender and delicate man, also of Mahon origin, whose brothers had already settled in Algeria by 1848, after the tragic death of the paternal grandfather, a sometime poet who composed his verses mounted on a donkey and riding around the island between stone walls that bordered vegetable gardens.
For the next seven years, despite repeated strokes, my grandfather worked at a small desk, piecing together the legendary fragments into a larger mosaic, adding a stanza here, a coda there, soldering an anapest or an iamb.
On the campaign trail, Barnett was transformed from a kindly grandfather figure into a zealot of scorching defiance and ferocity.
Her maternal grandfather had been a Borneo headhunter and her maternal grandmother a Batak and a cannibal.
It was wider and blockier than the handful Alucius had seen with his grandfather, but its skin was the same sandy tan, if with fewer of the crystallike patches that reflected sunlight.
This was a surprising outburst, for Grandfather Bluestem was always a friendly and soft-spoken man.
William Breen Markland, the odd one, named for their Irish grandfather, and like that taciturn, obdurate old man always a nonconformist, an objector, full of booklore, aloof and stiffened with stubborn opinions.
Bower liked to buy a round a drinks at El Caballo Negro and brag about his family connections and how his grandfather had been the best friend of Edward the Seventh.