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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A forefather; a person coming early in the family line.

Usage examples (37)
  • Gil wondered if he had a famous ancestor.
  • The farthest back ancestor is named Abraham, which is as common as Smith.
  • Note that the ancestor is related to itself, so it is also included in the set.
  • Not only are you calling my ancestor's monkeys ... but now they're hermaphrodites? for more
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