ancestor ( ancestors plural )
1 n-count Your ancestors are the people from whom you are descended.
usu pl, with poss (Antonym: descendant)
...our daily lives, so different from those of our ancestors..., He could trace his ancestors back seven hundred years.
2 n-count An ancestorof something modern is an earlier thing from which it developed.
usu N of n (Antonym: descendant)
The direct ancestor of the modern cat was the Kaffir cat of ancient Egypt...
traduzione dizionario Inglese per Studenti Collins
forebear, forefather, forerunner, precursor, predecessor, progenitor
descendant, inheritor, issue, offspring, progeny, successor
Dizionario inglese Collins - Definizioni & sinonimi inglesi
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