Grandfather vs Son - What's the difference?

grandfather | son |


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?

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

    son

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia son) (en noun)
  • A male child, a boy or man in relation to his parents; one's male offspring.
  • The Chinese and Indians say all too often: "I want a son , not a daughter."
  • 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.
  • He was a son of the mafia system.
  • A male descendant.
  • The pharaohs were believed to be sons of the Sun.
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  • (UK, colloquial)
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * (with regards to gender) daughter * (with regards to ancestry) father, mother, parent

    Hypernyms

    * child

    Derived terms

    * bachelor's son * favorite son/favourite son * grandfather-father-son * grandson * * mother's son * prodigal son * son-in-law * sonny * son of a bitch * son of a gun * son of a whore * son of privilege * son of the manse * stepson * whoreson

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