descendant descendant  /dɪs ˈɛn dənt/

Definition(s):

  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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  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.

News

  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

Quotes

  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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