Ancestor synonyms

ăn'sĕs'tər

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Cultural ancestor; one who originated an idea or tradition.
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The definition of a progenitor is a direct ancestor, or source from which something develops.
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The essential part or element; the basic core:
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Forerunner is defined as something or someone that goes before to tells that something or someone is coming.
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The definition of a founder is the person who discovers or establishes something.
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Someone who originates, creates or founds something.
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The definition of a forebear is a person's ancestor.
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A woman who gives birth to a child.
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A thing followed or replaced by another thing, as in use
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Relating to a taxonomic group that contains all the descendants of a single common ancestor. All clades , such as birds and placental mammals, are monophyletic.
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(Gram.) The word, phrase, or clause to which a pronoun refers
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The earliest ancestor.
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The history or provenance of an idea, custom etc. [from 16th c.]
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Being in control; superiority, or commanding influence; ascendency.
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The definition of a precursor is something or someone that came before.
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The female head of a household
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(Grammar) A relative pronoun.
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A man sharing the same racial, cultural, or national background as another.
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A female relative.
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(Informal) grandfather
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The name used for one's grandma
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(Linguistics) Having a similar semantic meaning.
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Allied by blood; kindred by birth; specifically (law) related on the mother's side.
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Having the same ancestor; closely related
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Tracing a line of descent
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The definition of hereditary refers to something inherited through the family or passed down through the family.
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Relating to a taxonomic group that does not include the common ancestor of the members of the group and whose members have two or more separate origins. A group that consists of flying vertebrates would be polyphyletic, as bats and birds independently evolved flight and do not share a common ancestor.
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Being able to produce offspring, reproductive
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(Name, person, proper) A masculine name
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A series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those who compose the line of natural descent.
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1890, Grant Allen, The Great Taboo:
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Appearance in an individual of some characteristic found in a remote ancestor but not in nearer ancestors
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A group of living organisms that includes all the descendants sharing specific genetic traits of a common ancestor
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A system or community of religious worship and ritual.
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The act of tracing origin or descent, as in grammar or genealogy; as, the derivation of a word from an Indo-European root.
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(US, Mormonism) One ordained to the lowest office in the Melchizedek priesthood.
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An unspecified primordial woman, from whom many or all people are descended.
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(Military) An act of removing someone from a hostile area to a secure location.
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Alternative spelling of forebear.
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The definition of genealogy is the study of your ancestry and family history.
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Authorship; origin.
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One of the types of simple eyes in arthropods
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A male parent of an animal.
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A female ancestor.
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A person who acts as a parent in rearing a child; a step-parent or adoptive parent.
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precede (plural precedes) Brief editorial preface (usually to an article or essay)
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A biological father.
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The male grandparent of an animal, especially a domesticated animal such as a horse.
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The works of an author or authors.
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A typical example of a class or category:
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Grandmother is the mother of one of your parents.
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One who procreates; a father or mother.
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A female leader of a family, a tribe or an ethnic or religious group.
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The father and ruler of a family or tribe, as one of the founders of the ancient Hebrew families: in the Bible, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Jacob's twelve sons were patriarchs
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A man who is the head of a household or the father of a family.
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Of a throwback or exhibiting primitivism.
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Relationship; same-bloodedness or affinity; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent.
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A person from whom one is descended.
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A thin broad muscle forming the wall of the cheek.
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A female progenitor
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