grandmother Definition

the mother of one's father or mother.

Using grandmother: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "grandmother" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    My grandmother loves to bake cookies for us.

  • Example

    I visit my grandmother every weekend.

  • Example

    She is a very kind and loving grandmother.

grandmother Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for grandmother

Phrases with grandmother

  • the mother of one's mother


    My maternal grandmother taught me how to knit.

  • the mother of one's father


    My paternal grandmother used to tell me stories about her childhood.

  • great-grandmother

    the mother of one's grandparent


    My great-grandmother lived to be 100 years old.


Summary: grandmother in Brief

'Grandmother' [ˈɡrændˌmʌðər] refers to the mother of one's father or mother. It is a term of endearment and respect, often associated with love and nurturing. 'Grandmother' can be further specified as 'maternal grandmother,' 'paternal grandmother,' or 'great-grandmother.'

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