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ˈæn sɛs tri; esp. Brit. -sə strian·ces·t·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stocknoun

    the descendants of one individual

    "his entire lineage has been warriors"

  2. ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiationnoun

    inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline

Wiktionary

  1. ancestrynoun

    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. ancestrynoun

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

  3. Etymology: From ancesserie. See ancestor.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ancestrynoun

    Etymology: from ancestor.

    Phedon I hight, quoth he; and do advance
    Mine ancestry from famous Coradin,
    Who first to raise our house to honour did begin. Fairy Q.

    A tenacious adherence to the rights and liberties transmitted from a wise and virtuous ancestry, publick spirit, and a love of one’s country, are the support and ornaments of government. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 5.

    Say from what scepter’d ancestry ye claim,
    Recorded eminent in deathless fame? Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

    Title and ancestry render a good man more illustrious, but an ill one, more contemptible. Joseph Addison, Guardian, №. 123.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ancestrynoun

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

  2. Ancestrynoun

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

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

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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. Howard McLeod:

    You can use DNA to identify disease risk, so (the world leaders) might be at risk for a disease, you could look and see if there could be some ancestry elements that could be exploited.

  2. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    I believe that the essence of government lies with unceasing concern for the welfare and dignity and decency and innate integrity of life for every individual. I dont like to say this and wish I didnt have to add these words to make it clear but I willregardless of color, creed, ancestry, sex or age.

  3. Zenobia Jacobs:

    So, the Denisovan ancestry in living Australian Aboriginal and New Guinean people could, therefore, be the result of direct interbreeding between their ancestors and Denisovans, but we do not know where this interaction took place.

  4. Vagheesh Narasimhan:

    About two-thirds to three-fourths of the ancestry of all modern South Asians comes from a population group related to that of this Indus Valley individual.

  5. Suzanne Franklin:

    My distant cousin received an out of the blue message through Ancestry’s messaging portal from a family in Germany, it turns out that this was in regard to my uncle, Herb Harms, who died on Aug. 16, 1944, when his plane was shot down.

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