Associations to the word «Ancestor»


ANCESTOR, noun. One from whom a person is descended, whether on the father's or mother's side, at any distance of time; a progenitor; a forefather.
ANCESTOR, noun. An earlier type; a progenitor
ANCESTOR, noun. (legal) One from whom an estate has descended;—the correlative of heir.
ANCESTOR, noun. (figuratively) One who had the same role or function in former times.
ANCESTOR NIGHT, proper noun. (paganism and Heathenry) A festival celebrated by followers of Heathenry in late October or early November and based on the Germanic tradition of ancestor worship.
ANCESTOR WORSHIP, noun. (anthropology) (religion) Veneration of the spirits of one’s ancestors.

Dictionary definition

ANCESTOR, noun. Someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent).

Wise words

Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, ad the neglected opportunity.
Arabian Proverb