descendant descendant  /dɪs ˈɛn dənt/


  1. (n) a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race
  2. (adj) going or coming down
  3. (adj) proceeding by descent from an ancestor



  1. According to legend, Leonidas, King of the Spartans and the hero of Thermopylae, was a direct descendant of Heracles.
  2. Author Binns, himself a descendant of an Oregon Trailer, centres his story on a family of Illinois farmers who made the trip in 1852.
  3. Enter Iqbal Hussain, one of Pakistan's most controversial painters and the bona fide descendant of a long line of nautch.


  1. Lily Collins: New 'Mortal Instruments' Trailer & Stills!

    Lily Collins hops on the back of a motorcycle with Jamie Campbell Bower in this new still from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked [...]
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Just Jared Jr.

  2. BRISTOL BITS: Manross family descendant wants to meet with local kin

    I received an e-mail through the Bristol Historical Society as the research committee chairman and it’s from a Manross family descendant, Elizabeth Dameron.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Bristol Press

  3. Descendant’s gratitude

    By Tribune-Review Descendant’s gratitude I would like to thank all of the Dollar Bank personnel who were involved in the project to repair the original lion sculptures ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News


  1. "The black descendant Cherokees can trace their Native American heritage back in many cases for more than a century," said Rep. Diane Watson, D-Calif. "They are legally a part of the Cherokee Nation through history, precedent, blood and...
    on Mar 13, 2007 By: Diane Watson Source: USA Today

  2. "My eyes welled up with tears, it was such a moving experience," Clemens said. "I don't really know if we fully understand just how special it was. That's a direct descendant of Peter, and there he is giving a blessing and a kiss to our...
    on Apr 18, 2008 By: Kellen Clemens Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "We have documented proof that they believe that a descendant of the prophet of Islam will raise in these parts and he will dry the roots of all injustice in the world," Ahmadinejad said during a speech on Monday, according to Al Arabiya.
    on Dec 7, 2009 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: FOXNews

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untenable untenable
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