Grandfather vs. Grandparent

Grandfather vs. Grandparent — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Grandfather and Grandparent

Grandfathernoun

The father of one's mother or father.

Grandparentnoun

A parent of one's mother or father; a grandmother or grandfather.

Grandfathernoun

A forefather; an ancestor.

Grandparentnoun

the parent of someone's parent

Grandfatherverb

To exempt (someone or something) from a new regulation that prohibits or restricts something

The new ordinance restricts the size of billboards, but it grandfathers those erected before 1997.

Grandparentnoun

a parent of your father or mother

Grandfathernoun

A father of someone’s parent.

Grandfathernoun

(by extension) A male forefather.

Grandfatherverb

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

Grandfatherverb

To retain existing laws or rules for (a person or organization previously affected by them).

Grandfathernoun

the father of your father or mother