grandmother [gran′mut̸h′ər, grand′-, gra′-]
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Grandmother is the mother of one of your parents.
An example of grandmother is your father's mother.
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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- the mother of one's father or mother: also a term of respectful familiarity to any elderly woman
- a female ancestor
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The mother of one's father or mother.
- A female ancestor.