Definitions for ancestryˈæn sɛs tri; esp. Brit. -sə stri
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lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock(noun)
the descendants of one individual
"his entire lineage has been warriors"
ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiation(noun)
inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
Condition as to ancestors; ancestral lineage; hence, birth or honorable descent.
Title and ancestry render a good man more illustrious, but an ill one more contemptible. -Addison.
A series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those who compose the line of natural descent.
Origin: From ancesserie. See ancestor.
condition as to ancestors; ancestral lineage; hence, birth or honorable descent
a series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those who compose the line of natural descent
Origin: [Cf. OF. ancesserie. See Ancestor.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He who boasts of his ancestry is praising the deeds of another.
He who boasts of his ancestry praises the merits of another. - Hercules Furens
It is worthwhile for anyone to have behind him a few generations of honest, hard-working ancestry.
A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors.
A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by a common hatred of its neighbors.
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- ascendència, llinatgeCatalan, Valencian
- γενεαλογικό δένδρο, καταγωγή, πρόγονοι, γενεαλογίαGreek
- linaje, ascendenciaSpanish
- sinnsearachdScottish Gaelic
- ascendenza (it)Italian
- voorouders, afstammingDutch
- происхожде́ние, родосло́внаяRussian
- порекло, postanak, поријекло, preci, poreklo, porijekloSerbo-Croatian
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