What does posterity mean?

Definitions for posterity
pɒˈstɛr ɪ tipos·ter·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. descendants, posteritynoun

    all of the offspring of a given progenitor

    "we must secure the benefits of freedom for ourselves and our posterity"

  2. posteritynoun

    all future generations

Wiktionary

  1. posteritynoun

    All the future generations, especially the descendants of a specific person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Posteritynoun

    the race that proceeds from a progenitor; offspring to the furthest generation; the aggregate number of persons who are descended from an ancestor of a generation; descendants; -- contrasted with ancestry; as, the posterity of Abraham

    Etymology: [L. posteritas: cf. F. postrit. See Posterior.]

  2. Posteritynoun

    succeeding generations; future times

    Etymology: [L. posteritas: cf. F. postrit. See Posterior.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Posterity

    It means all future generations ahead. All the unborn generations collectively. All the people who will exist in the future.

    Emeasoba George

    Submitted by emeasoba_g on February 25, 2018  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of posterity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of posterity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of posterity in a Sentence

  1. James Russell Lowell:

    A poet must need be before his own age, to be even with posterity.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    I'm writing and publishing not just for the present generation. I'm equally writing and publishing mostly or mainly for the posterity ahead of me (all future generations). As a matter of fact, I have succeeded in writing and publishing my ever-increasing and thought-provoking quotes all over the internet. Consequently, I have equally succeeded in making global impact and positively influencing or changing the thoughts, mindsets, lifestyles, beliefs and lives of millions of people via my thought-provoking quotes. Now, that's why they (the posterity) will surely remember me and celebrate me perpetually as a Great man, writer, motivator, inspirer or inspirator. Besides that, the posterity ahead of me will eventually remember me and celebrate me more and more by virtue of my upcoming books. I have seen the future. -Emeasoba George

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Live happily, give cheerfully, as well receive all things thankfully or gratefully. For, if you dare to live happily, give cheerfully and resolve to receive all things thankfully. Believe you me, longevity will be your portion, prosperity will run after you. And above all, you will be remembered and celebrated eventually. Even by the posterity (all future generations). -Emeasoba George

  4. Heywood Broun:

    Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anybody else.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    The Bible is the Greatest book of wisdom and knowledge ever written and published. In fact, it is the most widely read book in the world, the most fiercely debated and the most often quoted book in history. Thus, the Bible is the Greatest book of all time. It is a collection of books that encompasses past or ancient stories, chronicles, teachings, laws, parables, proverbs, psalms, teachers, preachers, heroes, heroines, saints, kings, queens, prophecies, prophets, prophetesses, miracles, warnings, signs, wonders, mysteries, revelations (the past, present and future events collectively) and much more than that, including extraordinary insights or words of wisdom (encouragement) from Jesus Christ himself (the greatest teacher and inspirator of all time), king Solomon, king David, saint Paul among other ancient wise men and women. Billions of copies have been published and sold globally already. And many more copies will be published and sold sooner or later. In other words, the Bible has been read by the world as a whole. Even the posterity (all future generations ahead) will surely read the Bible. You can bet your bottom dollar. -Emeasoba George

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