AskDefine | Define descendant

Dictionary Definition

descendant adj : going or coming down [syn: descendent] n : a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race [syn: descendent] [ant: ancestor]

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English

Etymology

dessendaunte, from descendant.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. One who is the progeny of someone at any distance of time; e.g. a child; a grandchild, etc.
  2. (Biology) A later type; as, dogs evolved from relatives of early wolves.

Translations

one who is the progeny of someone
a later type
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French

Etymology

From descendent, descendens, present participle of descendere.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /de.sɑ̃.dɑ̃/
  • SAMPA: /de.sA~.dA~/

Verb form

descendant

Noun

descendant
  1. A descendant; one who is the progeny of someone at any distance of time; e.g. a child; a grandchild, etc.

Adjective

  1. Which is descending.

Extensive Definition

The term descendant or descendent may refer to:

See also

descendant in Portuguese: Descendente
descendant in Simple English: Descendant

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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