grandmother


Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
  • noun

Synonyms for grandmother

Synonyms for grandmother

the mother of your father or mother

References in classic literature ?
The grandmother had saved a little money, but it was swept away by the illness of the daughter and by the cost of the two funerals.
The stove was very large, with bright nickel trimmings, and behind it there was a long wooden bench against the wall, and a tin washtub, into which grandmother poured hot and cold water.
I had always lived with my grandmother on the outskirts of the plantation, where she was put to raise the children of the younger women.
It was accepted; and from that period Jane had belonged to Colonel Campbell's family, and had lived with them entirely, only visiting her grandmother from time to time.
His grandmother laid the table, and brought out food and drink till he was satisfied, and they ate and drank together.
The day following the death of Alexis Paulvitch a youth accompanying his invalid grandmother, boarded a steamer at Dover.
Valentine found her grandmother in bed; silent caresses, heartwrung sobs, broken sighs, burning tears, were all that passed in this sad interview, while Madame de Villefort, leaning on her husband's arm, maintained all outward forms of respect, at least towards the poor widow.
Both the parents died before the Restoration, leaving the little girl to the care of her pious grandmother, la vicomtesse, who survived, in a feeble old age, to descant on the former grandeur of her house, and to sigh, in common with so many others, for le bon vieux temps.
Without knocking at the door, or in any way announcing our presence, I threw open the portals, and the Grandmother was borne through them in triumph.
Once upon a time there was a dear little girl who was loved by everyone who looked at her, but most of all by her grandmother, and there was nothing that she would not have given to the child.
To disguise his own annoyance he asked how her grandmother was, and she answered that Mrs.
The grandmother, who is pleased that he should have that interest, accompanies him--though to do him justice, he is exceedingly unwilling to trouble her.
I sometimes put Grandmother Gnit together myself, because I know her so well I can tell every piece that belongs to her.
Forgetting the terrible presence of her grandmother, she jumped up, and snatched the concealed object out of her handkerchief.
I think Grandmother King intended the last of the epitaph to be in blank verse," said Felicity with dignity.