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GRANNY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does granny mean? 

GRANNY (noun)
  The noun GRANNY has 3 senses:

1. the mother of your father or mother
2. an old woman
3. a reef knot crossed the wrong way and therefore insecure

  Familiarity information: GRANNY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GRANNY (noun)


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Meaning:

The mother of your father or mother

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

gran; grandma; grandmother; grannie; granny

Hypernyms ("granny" is a kind of...):

grandparent (a parent of your father or mother)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "granny"):

nan (your grandmother)


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Meaning:

An old woman

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("granny" is a kind of...):

old woman (a woman who is old)


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Meaning:

A reef knot crossed the wrong way and therefore insecure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

granny knot; granny

Hypernyms ("granny" is a kind of...):

flat knot; reef knot (a square knot used in a reef line)


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