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Meaning of ANCESTOR

Pronunciation:  'ansestur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote that a grandparent)
 

ANCESTOR is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: antecedent, ascendant, ascendent, root
 
 Antonyms: descendant, descendent
 
 See Also: ancestress, father, forbear, forebear, forefather, foremother, primogenitor, progenitor, relation, relative, sire

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\An"ces*tor\, n. [OE. ancestre, auncestre, also
ancessour; the first forms fr. OF. ancestre, F. anc[^e]tre,
fr. the L. nom. antessor one who goes before; the last form
fr. OF. ancessor, fr. L. acc. antecessorem, fr. antecedere to
go before; ante before + cedere to go. See {Cede}, and cf.
{Antecessor}.]
1. One from whom a person is descended, whether on the
   father's or mother's side, at any distance of time; a
   progenitor; a fore father.

2. (Biol.) An earlier type; a progenitor; as, this fossil
   animal is regarded as the ancestor of the horse.

3. (Law) One from whom an estate has descended; -- the
   correlative of heir.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming of your ancestors reflects a need to go back to your roots, hold on to your traditions and culture. It might also be a deep cry for help, and by dreaming of your ancestors you find an inner strength, a sense of security and belonging.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: ancestress, announcer, antecedent, ascendant, avant-garde, begetter, bellwether, buccinator, bushwhacker, explorer, forebear, forefather, foregoer, forerunner, front runner, frontiersman, fugleman, grandparent, groundbreaker, guide, harbinger, herald, innovator, lead runner, leader, messenger, parent, pathfinder, pioneer, point, precedent, precursor, predecessor, premise, primogenitor, procreator, progenitor, progenitress, progenitrix, prototype, scout, stormy petrel, trailblazer, trailbreaker, vanguard, vaunt-courier, voortrekker
 

 

 

 

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