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Meaning of DESCENDANT

Pronunciation:  di'sendunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race
  2. [adj]  going or coming down
 

DESCENDANT is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: descendent, descendent, descending(a)
 
 Antonyms: ancestor, antecedent, ascendant, ascendent, root
 
 See Also: child, relation, relative, scion

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \De*scend"ant\, a. [F. descendant, p. pr. of
    descendre. Cf. {Descendent}.]
    Descendent.
    
    
  2. \De*scend"ant\, n.
    One who descends, as offspring, however remotely; --
    correlative to ancestor or ascendant.
    
          Our first parents and their descendants. --Hale.
    
          The descendant of so many kings and emperors. --Burke.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aftermath, backup man, breed, brood, by-product, child, children, conclusion, consequence, daughter, derivative, descendants, descent, dynasty, effect, family, foster child, fruit, grandchild, grandchildren, granddaughter, grandson, great-grandchildren, heir, heiress, heirs, hostages to fortune, inheritor, inheritors, issue, kids, line, lineage, little ones, new generation, offshoot, offspring, posterity, progeniture, progeny, replacement, rising generation, scion, seed, sequel, son, son and heir, sonny, sons, spin-off, stepchild, stepdaughter, stepson, succession, successor, treasures, younglings, youngsters
 

 

 

 

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