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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a grandfather clock (=an old-style tall clock that stands on the floor)
▪ Where did you get that beautiful grandfather clock?
grandfather clock
▪ Stephen Court well remembers the mill, being first run by his great grandfather and later, his grandfather, Frederick Beard.
▪ It goes back and forth to when her great grandfather was killed in World War I and how that affected her family.
▪ His grandfather and great grandfather served in the Glosters too.
▪ It is interesting to note that Lawrence's great grandfather, O.T.
▪ In the summer dawn he ran in the hollow ways where his great grandfather had humped the sacks of corn.
▪ His grandfather and great grandfather had both been long serving District Masters and his father had been an Ulster Volunteer.
▪ My great grandfather lost a fortune because he was fascinated by a subject for which he had absolutely no talent - finance.
▪ He said he had a friend who had a great interest in grandfather clocks.
▪ We are to christen this child Pilade, being the name of Ferdinando's maternal grandfather whom he wishes to honour.
▪ He inherited the honorary title from his maternal grandfather, William Harold Pearson.
▪ Her background was middle-class, cultured, my maternal grandfather being a rabbi.
▪ Yes, he was a wonderful carpenter ... Good old man our grandfather was.
▪ Even the newest jazz players still rely on a catalog of tunes older than their grandfathers.
▪ Just like that old grandfather clock the memories of those precious moments last for ever.
▪ But suppose the paternal grandfather were dead when the eldest grandson was born?
▪ She has worked particularly hard on her relationship with her paternal grandfather.
▪ His paternal grandfather farmed Craigie Mains, Symington and had a considerable reputation as a breeder of Ayrshire cattle.
▪ The solemnly ticking grandfather clock by the door said two minutes to the half hour when Charles heard the Bishop approaching.
▪ She'd heard the grandfather clock down in the hall chime every quarter-hour until three o'clock.
▪ The room was silent, apart from the hollow and remorseless tick of a grandfather clock in the corner.
▪ No one in the hall except the grandfather clock I'd seen floating in my dream; no one came out of the sitting room.
▪ As he moved the beam, the shadow of the grandfather clock in the hall twisted and grew across the ceiling.
▪ The muffled tick of the grandfather clock echoed in one corner.
▪ The grandfather clock in an oak case is one of seven clocks and two barometers in the house.
Clock stolen: A grandfather clock worth £1,000 was stolen from a house at Kepwick, near Thirsk.
maternal grandfather/aunt etc
▪ He inherited the honorary title from his maternal grandfather, William Harold Pearson.
▪ Her background was middle-class, cultured, my maternal grandfather being a rabbi.
▪ We are to christen this child Pilade, being the name of Ferdinando's maternal grandfather whom he wishes to honour.
▪ All the men he knows are fathers or grandfathers and it is in that capacity that he knows them.
▪ And grandfather caught a bus up to Ipswich market where my father was, and they drove home.
▪ Another man kills his grandfather for five dollars.
▪ His grandfather enjoyed a gamble - the trick all along was to keep on increasing the size of the farm.
▪ Leslie and his grandfather collected Sam and carried him to Lovettsville.
▪ She was excited to see her grandfather and uncle, running to hold up her face for a kiss.
▪ Through his stories about his grandfather, he had long ago learned to survive by his wits.
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.


n. the father of your father or mother [syn: gramps, granddad, grandad, granddaddy, grandpa]

Grandfather, NC -- U.S. village in North Carolina
Population (2000): 73
Housing Units (2000): 377
Land area (2000): 1.500982 sq. miles (3.887526 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.043443 sq. miles (0.112517 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.544425 sq. miles (4.000043 sq. km)
FIPS code: 27320
Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
Location: 36.100525 N, 81.850153 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Grandfather, NC
Grandfather (poem)

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.