grinder vs molar what difference

what is difference between grinder and molar

English

Etymology

From Middle English grinder, grindere, from Old English grindere (one or that which grinds; grinder), equivalent to grind +‎ -er.

This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɡɹaɪn.də(ɹ)/
  • Rhymes: -aɪndə(ɹ)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɡɹaɪndəɹ/

Noun

grinder (plural grinders)

  1. One who grinds something, such as the teeth.
    scissors grinder (one who sharpens scissors)
  2. (anatomy) A molar.
  3. (slang) Any tooth.
  4. A power tool with a spinning abrasive disc, used for grinding, smoothing, and shaping materials, usually metal.
  5. (US, regional, western New England) A sandwich made on a long, cylindrical roll.
    I am going to the deli to get a grinder for lunch.
  6. A kitchen gadget for processing coffee, herbs etc. into small or powdered pieces
  7. The restless flycatcher (Myiagra inquieta) of Australia, which makes a noise like a scissors grinder.
  8. (music, slang) A fan or performer of grindcore music.
  9. (slang) A biohacker who uses cybernetic implants or biochemicals to enhance or change their own body.
  10. (slang, dated) A student who studies hard; a swot.
  11. (slang, dated) A person who coaches students for an upcoming examination.
  12. (ice hockey, slang) A hard-working, physical player with limited offensive ability.
  13. (lawyer slang) A low-ranking attorney with no clients who works very hard.
  14. (US, military, slang) An outdoor space for drills and parades.
    • 2019, Chas Romeo, U.S.M.C.
      We were told then and there that we wouldn’t be allowed on the grinder again until we could do a lot better. The grinder is what that large area was called, and it was a fitting name. They literally ground us down on it.
    • 2013, USMC Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC / TC3) Guidelines
      Company formations are held on the grinder (basketball court outside the Quarterdeck).
  15. (radio, informal) Atmospheric interference producing a roaring background noise.

Usage notes

  • The type of sandwich denoted by grinder varies widely. In the Philadelphia area, for example, a grinder is distinguished from a hoagie in that the grinder is toasted or baked, and usually lacks lettuce.

Synonyms

  • (sandwich): sub

Derived terms

Translations

References

  • (a tooth; one who coaches students): 1873, John Camden Hotten, The Slang Dictionary

Anagrams

  • Girdner, derring, red ring, regrind

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

grinder m or f

  1. indefinite plural of grind

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

grinder f

  1. indefinite plural of grind


English

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmoʊlɚ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊlə(r)

Etymology 1

From Middle English molar, from Latin molāris (millstone, molar).

Noun

molar (plural molars)

  1. A back tooth having a broad surface used for grinding one’s food.
Synonyms
  • cheektooth
  • grinder
  • wangtooth
Translations

Adjective

molar (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to the molar teeth, or to grinding.
Translations

Etymology 2

From mol(e) +‎ -ar in the chemistry usage.

Adjective

molar (not comparable)

  1. (chemistry) Of, relating to, or being a solution containing one mole of solute per litre of solution.
  2. (physics) Of or relating to a complete body of matter as distinct from its molecular or atomic constituents.
Derived terms
  • molarity
Related terms
  • molality
Translations

Noun

molar (plural molars)

  1. (chemistry) A unit of concentration equal to one mole per litre.
Translations

Anagrams

  • Marlo, Moral, moral, romal

Catalan

Etymology 1

Adjective

molar (masculine and feminine plural molars)

  1. molar; that grinds

Noun

molar f (plural molars)

  1. molar (back tooth)

Etymology 2

Adjective

molar (masculine and feminine plural molars)

  1. (chemistry) molar (containing one mole of solute per litre of solution)
Related terms
  • mol

Further reading

  • “molar” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “molar” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “molar” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “molar” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Galician

Etymology 1

Attested since the 14th century. Mol (soft, tender) +‎ -ar.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /moˈlaɾ/

Adjective

molar m or f (plural molars)

  1. soft, softer
    Synonym: mol
Derived terms
  • castiñeiro molar
  • ortiga molar
  • óso molar
  • toxo molar
Related terms
  • mol

Etymology 2

From mol +‎ -ar in the chemistry usage.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mɔˈlaɾ/

Noun

molar m (plural molares)

  1. (chemistry, physics) molar

Etymology 3

From Latin molaris.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mɔˈlaɾ/

Noun

molar m (plural molares)

  1. (anatomy) molar
    Synonym: moa

References

  • “molar” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez – Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • “molar” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI – ILGA 2006-2013.
  • “molar” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • “molar” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

German

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aːɐ̯

Adjective

molar (not comparable)

  1. (chemistry) molar

Declension

Further reading

  • “molar” in Duden online

Interlingua

Adjective

molar (not comparable)

  1. molar (pertaining to the molar teeth)

Noun

molar (plural molares)

  1. molar, molar tooth

Latin

Verb

molar

  1. first-person singular future passive indicative of molō

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

molar m

  1. indefinite plural of mol
  2. indefinite plural of mole

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: mo‧lar

Noun

molar m (plural molares)

  1. molar (back tooth)

Adjective

molar m or f (plural molares, not comparable)

  1. molar (of or relating to the molar teeth)
  2. (chemistry) molar (containing one mole of solute per litre of solution)

Romanian

Etymology

From French molaire.

Adjective

molar m or n (feminine singular molară, masculine plural molari, feminine and neuter plural molare)

  1. molar

Declension


Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /moˈlaɾ/, [moˈlaɾ]

Etymology 1

From Latin molāris.

Adjective

molar (plural molares)

  1. molar
Derived terms
  • masa molar

Noun

molar m (plural molares)

  1. molar
    Synonym: muela
Related terms

Etymology 2

From Caló molar.

Verb

molar (first-person singular present molo, first-person singular preterite molé, past participle molado)

  1. (colloquial, intransitive, Spain) to rule, rock (be pleasing)
    Synonym: gustar
Conjugation
Derived terms
  • molón

Further reading

  • “molar” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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