What does ancestry mean?

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

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

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.

  2. ancestry(Noun)

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

  3. Origin: From ancesserie. See ancestor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ancestry(noun)

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

  2. Ancestry(noun)

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

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

How to pronounce ancestry?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    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. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

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

  2. Seneca:

    He who boasts of his ancestry is praising the deeds of another.

  3. Eske Willerslev:

    This individual is the missing link of Native American ancestry.

  4. John Phillips Marquand:

    It is worthwhile for anyone to have behind him a few generations of honest, hard-working ancestry.

  5. William Ralph Inge:

    A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors.

Images & Illustrations of ancestry

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