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descendant Explained

descendant at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[dı'sendənt]

descendant at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C]
1 someone who is related to a person who lived a long time ago, or to a family, group of people etc that existed in the past: ancestor// sb's descendants/the descendants of sb // --The coastal areas were occupied by the descendants of Greek colonists.// --He was a direct descendant of Napoleon Bonaparte.//
2 something that has developed from something else: descendant of// --Quechua is a descendant of the Inca language.//

descendant at French => English Of Explained:

descandent, descendant, offspring

déscendant at French => English Of Explained:

descending

descendant at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

58 Moby Thesaurus words for "descendant":
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

descendant at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Posterity): posterity, progeny, breed, issue, offspring, brood, litter, seed, spawn, family, grandchildren, heirs, great-grandchild, child, son, daughter, scion, shoot, sprout, ramification, descendant, heir, heiress, heir-apparent.

descendant at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
1 a person's descendants are their children, their children's children, and all the people who live after them who are related to them:
He was an O'Conor and a direct descendant of the last High King of Ireland. * Many of them are descendants of the original settlers.
2 something that has developed from sth similar in the past

Descendant at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Descendant \De*scend"ant\, a. [F. descendant, p. pr. of
descendre. Cf. {Descendent}.]
Descendent.

Descendant \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.

descendant at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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

descendant at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedia » dab=Descendant

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » dessendaunte|lang=en, from Inter: etyl » frm, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » descendens|dēscendēns|lang=la, present participle of Inter: term » descendo|descendere|lang=la, from Inter: term » de|dē|lang=la + Inter: term » scando|scandere|to climb, ascend|lang=la.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /dɪˈsɛndənt/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-descendant.ogg|Audio (US)

    Adjective

    Inter: en-adj » -


  • That or who descends from a biological ancestor.
    1. That or who proceeds from a figurative ancestor or source.

      Usage notes

      The adjective may be spelled either with ant or ent as the final syllable (see Inter: term » descendent|lang=en). The noun may be spelled only with ant.

      Alternative forms

      * descendent

      Antonyms

      * ascendant, ascendent, ascending

      Related terms

      * descendancy

      Noun

      Inter: en-nou » n


  • Inter: literall » y One who is the progeny a specified person, at any distance of time or through any number of generations.
  • : ''The patriarch survived many descendants: five children, a dozen grandchildren, even a great grandchild.
  • Inter: figurativel » y A thing that derives directly from a given precursor or source.
  • : ''This famous medieval manuscript has many descendants.
  • Inter: biolog » y A later evolutionary type.
  • : ''Dogs evolved as descendants of early wolves.
  • Inter: linguistic » s A language that is descended from another.
  • : English and Scots are the descendants of Old English.
  • Inter: linguistic » s A word or form in one language that is descended from a counterpart in an ancestor language.
  • 1993, Jens Elmegård Rasmussen, “The Slavic i-verbs with an excursus on the Indo-European ē-verbs”, in Bela Brogyanyi and Reiner Lipp (editors), Comparative-Historical Linguistics, John Benjamins Publishing, ISBN 978-90-272-3598-5, page 479:
  • : The direct descendant of this form is the Slavic aorist: Sb.-Cr. nȍsī, dȍnosī.

    Usage notes

    The adjective may be spelled either with ant or ent as the final syllable (see Inter: term » descendent|lang=en). The noun may be spelled only with ant.

    Synonyms

    * Inter: l » en|afterbear

    Antonyms

    * ascendant
  • ancestor
  • forebear

    Derived terms

    * direct descendant
  • indirect descendant

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » one who is the progeny of someone
  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|pasardhës|n
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|سليل|m|tr=saliil|sc=Arab
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|потомък|m|tr=potomăk|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|descendent|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|後裔|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|后裔|tr=hòuyì|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|子孫|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|子孙|tr=zǐsūn|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|後嗣|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|后嗣|tr=hòusì|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: l » cs|potomek {{m}}
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|afstammeling|m, Inter: t+ » nl|nakomeling|m, Inter: t+ » nl|nazaat|m, Inter: t- » nl|telg|m
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|järglane
  • Ewe: Inter: tø » ee|dzidzimevi|n
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|descendant|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Nachkomme|m
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|צאצא|m|tr=tze'etza|sc=Hebr
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|afkomandi|m, Inter: t+ » is|niðji|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|keturunan
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|sliochtach|m
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|discendente|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|子孫|tr=しそん, shison, Inter: t- » ja|子種|tr=こだね, kodane
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|자손|tr=jason|sc=Hang, Inter: t+ » ko|후예|tr=huye|sc=Hang
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|keturunan
    • Polish: Inter: l » pl|potomek|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|descendent|m, Inter: t- » ro|urmaș|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|потомок|m|tr=potómok|sc=Cyrl
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|потомак|m|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|potomak|m|alt=pòtomak
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|descendiente|m
    • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|వారసుడు|tr=vaarasuDu|sc=Telu, Inter: t- » te|ఆనువంశీకుడు|m|tr=aanuvaMSIkuDu|sc=Telu


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » which derives directly from a given precursor or source
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|afstammeling|m, Inter: t+ » nl|nakomeling|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a later evolutionary type
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|後裔|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|后裔|tr=hòuyì|sc=Hani
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|afstammeling|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|jälkeläinen
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|descendant|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Abkömmling|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|afkomandi|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|потомок|m|tr=potómok|sc=Cyrl
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|потомак|m|sc=Cyrl
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|potomak|m|alt=pòtomak

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Inter: ttbc » tr: Inter: t+ » tr|evlat, Inter: t+ » tr|torun, Inter: t- » tr|altsoy


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * offspring
  • offshoot
  • progeny

  • Category: Category:en:Family -

    French

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » la|fr Inter: term » descendens|dēscendēns|lang=la, the present participle of Inter: term » descendo|descendere|lang=la, itself from Inter: term » de|dē|lang=la + Inter: term » scando|scandere|climb, ascend|lang=la.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /de.sɑ̃.dɑ̃/|lang=fr, Inter: X-SAMPA » /de.sA~.dA~/
    • Inter: audio » Fr-descendant.ogg|audio

      Verb form

      descendant


  • Inter: present participle of » descendre|lang=fr

    Noun

    Inter: fr-noun » m|f=descendante

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

    Antonyms

    * ancêtre {{m}}
    • ascendant {{m}}

      Adjective

      Inter: fr-ad » j


  • (which is) descending.

    Antonyms

    * ascendant
  • montant

    Related terms

    * descendance

  • Latin

    Verb

    Inter: la-verb-form » dēscendant
  • Inter: conjugation of » descendo|dēscendō|3|p|pres|act|sub|lang=la

  • Translation: cs » descendant
    Translation: cy » descendant
    Translation: de » descendant
    Translation: et » descendant
    Translation: el » descendant
    Translation: fa » descendant
    Translation: fr » descendant
    Translation: ko » descendant
    Translation: io » descendant
    Translation: id » descendant
    Translation: it » descendant
    Translation: kn » descendant
    Translation: kk » descendant
    Translation: hu » descendant
    Translation: mg » descendant
    Translation: ml » descendant
    Translation: my » descendant
    Translation: pl » descendant
    Translation: ru » descendant
    Category: simple:descendant -
    Translation: fi » descendant
    Translation: sv » descendant
    Translation: ta » descendant
    Translation: te » descendant
    Translation: tr » descendant
    Translation: vi » descendant
    Translation: zh » descendant