Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: ancestor  an-ses-tu(r)
  1. Someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
    - ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, root
     
  2. An earlier form from which a later form evolved

Derived forms: ancestors

Type of: flesh and blood, relation, relative

Antonym: descendant

Encyclopedia: Ancestor