Definitions for ancestryˈæn sɛs tri; esp. Brit. -sə stri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

an•ces•tryˈæn sɛs tri; esp. Brit. -sə stri(n.)(pl.)-tries.

  1. ancestral descent; lineage.

  2. honorable or distinguished descent:

    famous by title and ancestry.

  3. a series of ancestors.

  4. the origin of a phenomenon, object, idea, or style.

  5. the history or developmental process of a phenomenon, object, idea, or style.

Origin of ancestry:

1300–50

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiation(noun)

    inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ancestry(noun)ˈæn sɛs tri; esp. Brit. -sə stri

    all family members from the past

    Canadians of French ancestry

Wiktionary

  1. ancestry(Noun)

    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.

  2. ancestry(Noun)

    A series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those who compose the line of natural descent.

  3. Origin: From ancesserie. See ancestor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ancestry(noun)

    condition as to ancestors; ancestral lineage; hence, birth or honorable descent

  2. Ancestry(noun)

    a series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those who compose the line of natural descent


Translations for ancestry

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

ancestry(noun)

a line of ancestors coming down to one's parents

He is of noble ancestry.

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