ancestor n
Ancestors - the originators of the Family Tree, a remarkable sex paradox in which the Ann sisters are always the four fathers.

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  • ancestor — an·ces·tor n 1 a: a person from whom an individual is descended: ascendant b: a person from whom an estate descends compare heir 2: one that precedes ancestor in title …   Law dictionary

  • ancestor — (n.) c.1300, ancestre, antecessour, from O.Fr. ancestre (12c., Mod.Fr. ancêtre), from L.L. antecessor predecessor, lit. foregoer, agent noun from pp. stem of L. antecedere to precede, from ante before (see ANTE (Cf. ante)) + ce …   Etymology dictionary

  • ancestor — [n] predecessor in family antecedent, antecessor, ascendant, forebear, forefather, foregoer, foremother, forerunner, founder, precursor, primogenitor, progenitor; concept 414 Ant. descendant …   New thesaurus

  • Ancestor — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ancestor — n. a common; remote ancestor * * * [ ænsəstə] remote ancestor a common …   Combinatory dictionary

  • ancestor — [an′ses΄tər; ] also [, an′səstər, an′sistər] n. [ME & OFr ancestre < L antecessor, one who goes before < pp. of antecedere < ante , before + cedere, to go] 1. any person from whom one is descended, esp. one earlier in a family line than… …   English World dictionary

  • ancestor — n. (fem. ancestress) 1 any (esp. remote) person from whom one is descended. 2 an early type of animal or plant from which others have evolved. 3 an early prototype or forerunner (ancestor of the computer). Etymology: ME f. OF ancestre f. L… …   Useful english dictionary

  • N.C. Wyeth — N.C. Wyeth, c. 1920. Birth name Newell Convers Wyeth Born October 22, 1882(1882 10 22 …   Wikipedia

  • ancestor — n. Forefather, progenitor, father …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • ancestor — n 1. forefather, forbear, progenitor, primogenitor, Archaic. predecessor; procreator, begetter; patriarch, parent, father, genitor. 2. forerunner, precursor; prototype, model, exemplar …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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