Grandfather vs Son - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between grandfather and son
is that 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 while son
is to be (to exist
As a noun grandfather
is a father of someone’s parent.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A father of someone’s parent.
(by extension) A male forefather.
* granddad, grandad, grandaddy
* grandpa, granpa, grandpappy, granpappy, gramps
* (with regard to gender) grandmother
* (with regard to ancestry) grandson, granddaughter, grandchild
* paternal grandfather
* maternal grandfather
* grandfather clock
* grandfather clause
* great grandfather, great-grandfather
From (m). See etymology 1 and (m).
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.
A male child, a boy or man in relation to his parents; one's male offspring.
A male adopted person in relation to his adoption parents.
A male person who has such a close relationship with an older or otherwise more authoritative person that he can be regarded as a son of the other person.
A male person considered to have been significantly shaped by some external influence.
- The Chinese and Indians say all too often: "I want a son , not a daughter."
A male descendant.
- He was a son of the mafia system.
- The pharaohs were believed to be sons of the Sun.
* See also
* (with regards to gender) daughter
* (with regards to ancestry) father, mother, parent
* bachelor's son
* favorite son/favourite son
* mother's son
* prodigal son
* son of a bitch
* son of a gun
* son of a whore
* son of privilege
* son of the manse