ancestor ancestor  /ˈæn ˌsɛ stər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Meet your newfound ancestor, a chimplike forest creature that stood up and walked 5.
  2. No one disputes that this competing ancestor is 6 million years old and thus more ancient than Ardipithecus.
  3. His ancestor John Churchill had been created first Duke of Marlborough in 1702 for his victories against Louis XIV early in the War of the Spanish Succession.

News

  1. Vandals Attack Monument to Michelle Obama Ancestor

    A monument dedicated to an ancestor of first lady Michelle Obama was pushed off its foundation block by vandals, authorities in the town of Rex, Ga. said.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: HispanicBusiness.com

  2. Monument to Michelle Obama ancestor vandalized in Georgia

    ATLANTA, June 11 (UPI) -- A monument dedicated to an ancestor of first lady Michelle Obama was pushed off its foundation block by vandals, authorities in the town of Rex, Ga. said.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. Monument to Obama Ancestor Toppled

    Monument to ancestor of Michelle Obama pushed from foundation in suburban Atlanta        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ABC News

Quotes

  1. "This is such an amazing American story that one ancestor ...... could be responsible down the family lines for lives that have taken such different and varied paths as Dick's and Barack Obama," Lynne Cheney told MSNBC.
    on Oct 17, 2007 By: Lynne Cheney Source: USA Today

  2. "I cried a lot watching this," said Hancock, speaking by telephone from his Los Angeles studio. "It just made me think about the connection that we all have from our common ancestor."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Herbie Hancock Source: Herald Times Reporter

  3. Mrs. Cheney told MSNBC on Tuesday that it was "an amazing American story that one ancestor ...... could be responsible down the family line for lives that have taken such different and varied paths."
    on Oct 16, 2007 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: Reuters India

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