Anything regarded as a precursor or forerunner of a later thing
The definition of a forebear is a person's ancestor.
A person who is from an earlier time and has originated or contributed to a common tradition shared by a particular group.
One that precedes and indicates, suggests, or announces someone or something to come:
A person’s child, grandchild, great-grandchild, or other offspring in the direct line of descent.
A person or thing that succeeds, or follows, another; esp., one who succeeds to an office, title, etc.
In calculus, the slope of the tangent line to a curve at a particular point on the curve. Since a curve represents a function, its derivative can also be thought of as the rate of change of the corresponding function at the given point. Derivatives are computed using differentiation.
Being in control; superiority, or commanding influence; ascendency.
A male parent of an animal.
A woman who gives birth to a child.
precede (plural precedes) Brief editorial preface (usually to an article or essay)
One that indicates or foreshadows what is to come; a forerunner.
A person who proclaims or announces significant news, etc.
Find another word for predecessor. In this page you can discover 23 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for predecessor, like: ancestor, forerunner, forbear, forebear, forefather, precursor, descendant, successor, derivative, antecedent and progenitor.