What does ancestry mean?

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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.

    Etymology: From ancesserie. See ancestor.

  2. ancestrynoun

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

    Etymology: From ancesserie. See ancestor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ancestrynoun

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

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

  2. Ancestrynoun

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

    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. 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.

  2. Thomas Overbury:

    The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious ancestry is like the potato - the best part under ground.

  3. Marc Haber:

    Our findings give us an unprecedented view of the ancestry of the people who fought in the Crusader army. And it wasn't just Europeans, we see this exceptional genetic diversity in the Near East during medieval times, with Europeans, Near Easterners, and mixed individuals fighting in the Crusades and living and dying side by side.

  4. Eske Willerslev:

    This individual is the missing link of Native American ancestry.

  5. Ashleigh Haruda:

    The bones don't just tell us what animal it was, but also tell us a number of other things, such as its ancestry( through ancient DNA) and its diet( through chemical isotope analysis).

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