Definitions for descendantdɪˈsɛn dənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. descendant, descendent(adj)

    a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race

  2. descendant, descendent(adj)

    going or coming down

  3. descendant, descendent(adj)

    proceeding by descent from an ancestor

    "descendent gene"

Wiktionary

  1. descendant(Noun)

    One who is the progeny of someone at any distance of time

    The patriarch survived many descendants: five children, a dozen grandchildren, even a great grandchild.

  2. descendant(Noun)

    One which derives directly from a given precursor or source

    This famous medieval manuscript has many descendants.

  3. descendant(Noun)

    A later evolutionary type

    Dogs evolved as descendants of early wolves.

  4. descendant(Adjective)

    descending from a biological ancestor

  5. descendant(Adjective)

    proceeding from a figurative ancestor or source

Webster Dictionary

  1. Descendant(adj)

    descendent

  2. Descendant(noun)

    one who descends, as offspring, however remotely; -- correlative to ancestor or ascendant

  3. Origin: [F. descendant, p. pr. of descendre. Cf. Descendent.]

Freebase

  1. Descendant

    The descendant forms the cusp of the seventh house of the horoscope and refers to partners or relationships. The descendant is ruled by the seventh sign of the zodiac, Libra, and its ruler planet, Venus. The sign the seventh house is in is, for astrologers, the sign of people you are the most attracted by, you easily get along well with and you are most likely to start a love relationship with, if backed up by other zodiacal aspects.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Edith Sitwell:

    Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness.

  2. Kingman Brewster, Jr.:

    It is satisfying for the descendant of a dissident refugee from Elizabeth I to present his credentials to Elizabeth II.

  3. Andrew Galvan:

    I am the only descendant of Indians who were missionized at any of the 21 California missions who is currently in a position of responsibility at one of those missions. So it's a unique situation, and it's one that I would hope in the next 20 or 30 years changes.

  4. Michel-Guillaume Jean de Crevecoeur, Letters from an American Farmer III: What is an American?:

    What then is the American, this new man? He is either an European, or the descendant of an European, hence that strange misture of blood, which you will find in no other country. I could point out to you a family whose grandfather was an englishman, whose wife was Dutch, whose son married a french woman, and whose present four sons have now four wives of different nations. He is an American.

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