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Another word for ancestor

  1. A person from whom one is descended

  2. One that precedes, as in time

      1. A direct ancestor.
      2. An originator of a line of descent; a precursor.
      3. An originator; a founder:
      1. One who precedes another in time, especially in holding an office or position.
      2. Something that has been succeeded by another:
      3. An ancestor; a forebear.
      1. One that precedes and indicates, suggests, or announces someone or something to come:
      2. One that precedes another; a forerunner or predecessor:
      3. A biochemical substance, such as an intermediate compound in a chain of enzymatic reactions, from which a more stable or definitive product is formed:
      1. One that precedes, as in time; a predecessor.
      2. An ancestor; a forebear.
      3. One that comes before and indicates the approach of another; a harbinger.
      1. Going before; preceding.
      2. One that precedes another.
      3. A preceding occurrence, cause, or event.
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Another word for ancestor