What does ancestry mean?

Definitions for ancestry
ˈæn sɛs tri; esp. Brit. -sə strian·ces·try

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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

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.

    Etymology: From ancesserie. See ancestor.

  2. ancestry(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From ancesserie. See ancestor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ancestry(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. ancesserie. See Ancestor.]

  2. Ancestry(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. ancesserie. See Ancestor.]

How to pronounce ancestry?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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    Indian

How to say ancestry in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ancestry in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ancestry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of ancestry in a Sentence

  1. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert:

    I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule.

  2. Hugo Swire:

    It (the book) ignores the inconvenient truth that some people on the islands can trace their Falklands ancestry back through nine generations, longer than the current borders of Argentina have existed.

  3. Eske Willerslev:

    This individual is the missing link of Native American ancestry.

  4. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    He who boasts of his ancestry praises the merits of another.

  5. Lionel Grimes:

    I was angry about the fact that I had to pay to go to school. I was angry at how the coach had insulted not only me, my fellow teammates, my ancestry.

Images & Illustrations of ancestry

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