Gourmet vs Franchise - What's the difference?

gourmet | franchise |


As nouns the difference between gourmet and franchise

is that gourmet is while franchise is franchise.

gourmet

Adjective

(-)
  • (of food) fine
  • Gourmet coffee is just like regular coffee, only better.
    We need to go to the gourmet grocery store to get the exotic ingredients for this recipe.

    Usage notes

    Gourmet has become somewhat debased by marketing usage, and is considered by some a pretentious middlebrow term. Such users tend to prefer terms such as (artisanal) (emphasizing the craft) for fine food.

    Coordinate terms

    * (l)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A connoisseur in eating and drinking, someone who takes their food considerably more seriously than most.
  • Usage notes

    Gourmet emphasizes interest in quality of food and enjoyment of eating, sometimes to an obsessive degree: someone who “lives to eat rather than eating to live”. By contrast, a gourmand is someone more interested in quantity of food than quality.

    Synonyms

    * foodie

    See also

    * gourmand * haute cuisine ----

    franchise

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl), from (etyl) . More at (l).

    Noun

  • A right or privilege officially granted to a person, a group of people, or a company by a government.
  • * W. H. Seward
  • Election by universal suffrage, as modified by the Constitution, is the one crowning franchise of the American people.
  • An acknowledgment of a corporation's existence and ownership.
  • The authorization granted by a company to sell or distribute its goods or services in a certain area.
  • McDonalds has exported its franchise .
  • A business operating under such authorization, a franchisee.
  • A legal exemption from jurisdiction.
  • The membership of a corporation or state; citizenship.
  • The right to vote at a public election.
  • The district or jurisdiction to which a particular privilege extends; the limits of an immunity; hence, an asylum or sanctuary.
  • * London Encyc.
  • Churches and monasteries in Spain are franchises for criminals.
  • (sports) The collection of organizations in the history of a sports team; the tradition of a sports team as an entity, extending beyond the contemporary organization.
  • The Whalers' home city of Hartford was one of many for the franchise .
  • (business, marketing) The positive influence on the buying behavior of customers exerted by the reputation of a company or a brand.
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  • The loose collection of fictional works pertaining to a particular universe, including literary, film or television series from various sources.
  • the Star Wars franchise
  • Exemption from constraint or oppression; freedom; liberty.
  • (Spenser)
  • (obsolete) Magnanimity; generosity; liberality; frankness; nobility.
  • (Chaucer)
    Synonyms
    * (business operating under franchise) franchisee
    Derived terms
    * franchisal * franchisee * franchise player * franchiser * franchise records * franchisor

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) franchisen, fraunchisen, from (etyl) . More at (l).

    Verb

    (franchis)
  • To confer certain powers on; grant a franchise to; authorize.
  • (rare) To set free; invest with a franchise or privilege; enfranchise.