verb (used with object)
- grande dame,
- grande prairie,
- grandfather clause,
- grandfather clock,
- grandfather's chair,
- grandfather's clock,
Origin of grandfather
Examples from the Web for grandfather
His grandfather, a pastor, had visited the church decades before—in the 1980s—when the church was popular within the community.
Meanwhile, his grandfather was named Marion—also the birth name of John Wayne.‘Archer’ Season 6 Preview: Cast and Crew on Rebranding and Dropping ISIS|Marlow Stern|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My grandfather lived fast and large—he liked his liquor and his tobacco, and he was also an ace gambler.
Her grandfather had been a physician and healer who—according to family lore—married a descendant of the Osage or Pawnee tribes.
Defying instructions would have been unthinkable during the tenure of his father or grandfather.
The simple fact was, that Pope's grandfather, the highest they could trace the family, was a clergyman in Hampshire.
"Yes, you say, just as if you were thinking of your grandfather's demise," remarked one of his neighbors.The Magic Skin|Honore de Balzac
Naturally she was disposed to lean upon her grandfather, but he utterly failed her.The Frontiersmen|Charles Egbert Craddock
It was my aim to convince your grandfather that all the money in the world cannot bring about the result you desire.From the Housetops|George Barr McCutcheon
My grandfather, Andrew Coffey, was known to every one in the region about his home as a quiet decent man.Bluebeard|Clifton Johnson
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.