Associations to the word «Progenitor»


PROGENITOR, noun. A forefather, any of a person's direct ancestors.
PROGENITOR, noun. An individual from whom one or more people (dynasty, tribe, nation...) are descended.
PROGENITOR, noun. (biology) An ancestral form of a species
PROGENITOR, noun. (figuratively) A predecessor of something, especially if also a precursor or model.
PROGENITOR, noun. (figuratively) Someone who originates something.
PROGENITOR, noun. A founder.

Dictionary definition

PROGENITOR, noun. An ancestor in the direct line.

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.