Grand vs Grandfather - What's the difference?

grand | grandfather |


As a proper noun grand

is a commune in france.

As a noun grandfather is

a father of someone’s parent.

As a verb grandfather is

to retain existing laws or rules only for those people or organisations that were previously affected by them, and apply new laws or rules to the unaffected people or organizations.

grand

English

(Webster 1913)

Adjective

(er)
  • Of large size or extent; great; extensive; hence, relatively great; greatest; chief; principal.
  • a grand mountain
    a grand army
    a grand mistake
  • Great in size, and fine or imposing in appearance or impression; illustrious, dignified, or noble (said of persons); majestic, splendid, magnificent, or sublime (said of things).
  • a grand monarch
    a grand view
    a grand conception
  • Having higher rank or more dignity, size, or importance than other persons or things of the same name.
  • a grand lodge
    a grand vizier
    a grand piano
  • Standing in the second or some more remote degree of parentage or descent -- generally used in composition; as, grandfather, grandson, grandchild, etc.
  • (Ireland, Northern England) fine; lovely
  • Noun

    (grand)
  • One thousand dollars (compare ).
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  • (British) One thousand pounds sterling.
  • (musical instruments) A grand piano
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    grandfather

    English

    Etymology 1

    (wikipedia grandfather)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A father of someone’s parent.
  • (by extension) A male forefather.
  • Synonyms
    * granddad, grandad, grandaddy * grandsire * grandpa, granpa, grandpappy, granpappy, gramps * eldfather/elderfather * pops
    Antonyms
    * (with regard to gender) grandmother * (with regard to ancestry) grandson, granddaughter, grandchild
    Hyponyms
    * paternal grandfather * maternal grandfather
    Hypernyms
    * grandparent
    Derived terms
    * grandfather clock * grandfather clause * great grandfather, great-grandfather

    Etymology 2

    From (m). See etymology 1 and (m).

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To retain existing laws or rules only for those people or organisations that were previously affected by them, and apply new laws or rules to the unaffected people or organizations.
  • Derived terms
    * (l) 1000 English basic words