What does progeny mean?

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ˈprɒdʒ ə niprog·e·ny

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. offspring, progeny, issuenoun

    the immediate descendants of a person

    "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue"


  1. progenynoun

    offspring or descendants.

    I treasure this 5 generation photograph of my great-great grandmother and her progeny.

    Etymology: From progenie, from progenies.

  2. progenynoun

    result of a creative effort

    His dissertation is his most important intellectual progeny to date.

    Etymology: From progenie, from progenies.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Progenynoun

    descendants of the human kind, or offspring of other animals; children; offspring; race, lineage

    Etymology: [OE. progenie, F. prognie, fr. L. progenies, fr. progignere. See Progenitor.]


  1. Progeny

    Progeny is an American science fiction film released in 1999. It was directed by Brian Yuzna and written by Aubrey Solomon and Stuart Gordon. The film stars Arnold Vosloo as Dr. Craig Burton, Jillian McWhirter as Sherry Burton, Brad Dourif as Dr. Bert Clavell and Lindsay Crouse as Dr. Susan Lamarche.

Editors Contribution

  1. Progeny

    one of two types of physical astronomical objects characterised as a semi-permanent entity such as planets, stars, galaxies, and filaments. Progeny is the collective term for all these astronomical objects of this nature and are contrasted with phenomena which are astronomical events like supernovae and eclipses.

    Submitted by AstronistInstitution on September 7, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of progeny in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of progeny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of progeny in a Sentence

  1. Natan Bar-Chama:

    Sperm DNA from obese or marijuana-exposed animal models and men demonstrate alterations that are transferred to the progeny and can result in increased risk for cancer, effects on behavior, birth defects and overall long-term health repercussions, men need to appreciate that their lifestyle behaviors may not only affect their ability to initiate a healthy pregnancy but, just as importantly, affect the future well-being of their child -- something that has clear lifelong repercussions and that should be seriously considered prior to initialing fatherhood.

  2. Lee Tien:

    The genome isn't just about you -- it contains information about your parents, your siblings, and your own progeny, so from a privacy standpoint, DNA data is a far more sensitive kind of health information than a sports injury, and it challenges our conventional norms of consent because you're effectively making decisions about other people's DNA.

  3. Barry Diller:

    We've always separated out our businesses as they've grown in scale and maturity and soon Match Group, as the seventh spin-off, will join an impressive group of IAC progeny collectively worth $ 58 billion today.

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    personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task
    • A. trigger
    • B. apex
    • C. rateables
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