grand-


a combining form used in genealogical terminology meaning “one generation more remote”: grandfather; grandnephew.

Nearby words

  1. grand unification theory,
  2. grand unified theory,
  3. grand union canal,
  4. grand vizier,
  5. grand'mère,
  6. grand-scale,
  7. grandad,
  8. grandad shirt,
  9. grandam,
  10. grandame

Origin of grand-

special use of grand

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British Dictionary definitions for grand-

grand-

prefix

(in designations of kinship) one generation removed in ascent or descentgrandson; grandfather

Word Origin for grand-

from French grand-, on the model of Latin magnus in such phrases as avunculus magnus great-uncle

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