Grandfather vs Paternal - What's the difference?

grandfather | paternal |


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 organisations.

As a adjective paternal is

of or pertaining to one's father, his genes, his relatives, or his side of a family; as , "paternal grandfather" (one's father's father).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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

    paternal

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to one's father, his genes, his relatives, or his side of a family
  • paternal grandfather
  • Fatherly; behaving as or characteristic of a father.
  • Received or inherited from one's father.
  • * Dryden
  • their small paternal field of corn
  • Acting as a father
  • paternal filicide

    Derived terms

    * paternalism * paternalistic * paternally * paternal aunt * paternal cousin * paternal grandfather * paternal grandmother * paternal uncle

    Antonyms

    * maternal – mother

    Coordinate terms

    * avuncular – uncle * maternal – mother * materteral – aunt

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