What does Posterity mean?

Definitions for Posteritypɒˈstɛr ɪ ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Posterity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. descendants, posterity(noun)

    all of the offspring of a given progenitor

    "we must secure the benefits of freedom for ourselves and our posterity"

  2. posterity(noun)

    all future generations


  1. posterity(Noun)

    All the future generations, especially the descendants of a specific person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Posterity(noun)

    the race that proceeds from a progenitor; offspring to the furthest generation; the aggregate number of persons who are descended from an ancestor of a generation; descendants; -- contrasted with ancestry; as, the posterity of Abraham

  2. Posterity(noun)

    succeeding generations; future times

  3. Origin: [L. posteritas: cf. F. postrit. See Posterior.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Posterity

    It means all future generations ahead. All the unborn generations collectively. All the people who will exist in the future.

    Emeasoba George


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Posterity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Posterity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tacitus:

    Posterity gives every man his true value.

  2. Heywood Broun, Sitting on the World, 1924:

    Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anyone else.

  3. Heywood Broun:

    Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anybody else.

  4. Benjamin Disraeli:

    The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.

  5. James Russell Lowell:

    A poet must need be before his own age, to be even with posterity.

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