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Definitions for descendant
dɪˈsɛn dəntde·scen·dant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. descendant, descendentadjective

    a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race

  2. descendant, descendentadjective

    going or coming down

  3. descendant, descendentadjective

    proceeding by descent from an ancestor

    "descendent gene"

Wiktionary

  1. descendantnoun

    One who is the progeny of someone at any distance of time

    The patriarch survived many descendants: five children, a dozen grandchildren, even a great grandchild.

  2. descendantnoun

    One which derives directly from a given precursor or source

    This famous medieval manuscript has many descendants.

  3. descendantnoun

    A later evolutionary type

    Dogs evolved as descendants of early wolves.

  4. descendantadjective

    descending from a biological ancestor

  5. descendantadjective

    proceeding from a figurative ancestor or source

Webster Dictionary

  1. Descendantadjective

    descendent

    Etymology: [F. descendant, p. pr. of descendre. Cf. Descendent.]

  2. Descendantnoun

    one who descends, as offspring, however remotely; -- correlative to ancestor or ascendant

    Etymology: [F. descendant, p. pr. of descendre. Cf. Descendent.]

Freebase

  1. Descendant

    The descendant forms the cusp of the seventh house of the horoscope and refers to partners or relationships. The descendant is ruled by the seventh sign of the zodiac, Libra, and its ruler planet, Venus. The sign the seventh house is in is, for astrologers, the sign of people you are the most attracted by, you easily get along well with and you are most likely to start a love relationship with, if backed up by other zodiacal aspects.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of descendant in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of descendant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of descendant in a Sentence

  1. Edith Sitwell:

    Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness.

  2. Andrew Galvan:

    I am the only descendant of Indians who were missionized at any of the 21 California missions who is currently in a position of responsibility at one of those missions. So it's a unique situation, and it's one that I would hope in the next 20 or 30 years changes.

  3. Kingman Brewster, Jr.:

    It is satisfying for the descendant of a dissident refugee from Elizabeth I to present his credentials to Elizabeth II.

  4. Ahn Chan-il:

    He wants to come across and brand himself as a leader who is modern and competent, rather than a descendant of his predecessors, and he wants to gradually tone down the idolization of the two late leaders as it goes against his agenda to brand the North as a normal state.

  5. Ahn Chan-il:

    Kim Jong Un wants to break away from the past, as well as the Norths traditional cult of personality, he wants to come across and brand himself as a leader who is modern and competent, rather than a descendant of his predecessors.

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