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

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope