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dɪˈsɛn dəntde·scen·dant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. descendant, descendent(adj)

    a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race

  2. descendant, descendent(adj)

    going or coming down

  3. descendant, descendent(adj)

    proceeding by descent from an ancestor

    "descendent gene"

Wiktionary

  1. descendant(Noun)

    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. descendant(Noun)

    One which derives directly from a given precursor or source

    This famous medieval manuscript has many descendants.

  3. descendant(Noun)

    A later evolutionary type

    Dogs evolved as descendants of early wolves.

  4. descendant(Adjective)

    descending from a biological ancestor

  5. descendant(Adjective)

    proceeding from a figurative ancestor or source

Webster Dictionary

  1. Descendant(adj)

    descendent

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

  2. Descendant(noun)

    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.

How to pronounce descendant?

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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. 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.

  2. Kingman Brewster, Jr.:

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

  3. Edith Sitwell:

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

  4. Michel-Guillaume Jean de Crevecoeur, Letters from an American Farmer III: What is an American?:

    What then is the American, this new man? He is either an European, or the descendant of an European, hence that strange misture of blood, which you will find in no other country. I could point out to you a family whose grandfather was an englishman, whose wife was Dutch, whose son married a french woman, and whose present four sons have now four wives of different nations. He is an American.

  5. 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.

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