HyperDic: ancestor

English > 1 sense of the word ancestor:
NOUNperson ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, rootsomeone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
ancestor > pronunciation
Soundsae'nseh.ster
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > ancestor: 1 sense > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent).
Synonymsascendant, ascendent, antecedent, root
NarrowerancestressA woman ancestor
forebear, forbearA person from whom you are descended
forefather, father, sireThe founder of a family
foremotherA woman ancestor
progenitor, primogenitorAn ancestor in the direct line
Broaderrelative, relationA person related by blood or marriage
Oppositedescendant, descendentA person considered as descended from some ancestor or race
Spanishancestra, ancestro, antecesor, antepasada, antepasado, ascendente, ascendiente, progenitor
Catalanancestre, antecessor, ascendent, avantpassat, progenitor
Adjectivesancestralof or belonging to or inherited from an ancestor
ancestralinherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent

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