Definitions of "ancestor"
  1. A person from whom one traces lineage
  2. An individual who imparts an estate by way of descent
  3. A predecessor or forebear of a person
How to use "ancestor" in a sentence
  1. They traced their ancestry and found that the ancestor in question lived in the 18th century.
  2. The estate was passed down through generations from a distant ancestor.
  3. Under the family tree diagram, everyone's ancestor happened to be the same person.

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