Definitions for descendantdɪˈsɛn dənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•scend•antdɪˈsɛn dənt(n.)

  1. a person or animal that is descended from a specific ancestor; an offspring.

    Category: Genetics

  2. something deriving in appearance, function, or character from an earlier form.

  3. the point of the ecliptic or the sign of the zodiac setting below the western horizon at the time of a birth or an event.

    Category: Astrology

  4. Ref: descendent.

Origin of descendant:

1425–75; < OF descendant, prp. of descendre. See descend , -ant

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. descendant(noun)ɪˈsɛn dənt

    a relative of sb who lived long ago

    descendants of the Incas


  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)


  2. Descendant(noun)

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


  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.

Translations for descendant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the child, grandchild, great-grandchild etc of a person

This is a photograph of my grandmother with all her descendants.

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