descendent descendent  /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



  • Hollywood Wants A Piece Of The Action In China's Movie Market

    Transcript MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. We are continuing our focus on China today, ahead of the president of China's visit to the U.S. Later, we will hear from a descendent of two of the country's most famous expatriates, the remarkable Eng and Chang Bunker, who traveled the world as a circus act, the so-called Siamese twins. They later retired to ...
    on June 5, 2013     Source: KERA North Texas


  1. "Some of it may just be the fact that my middle name is Hussein, and that creates suspicion," he said. "Ironically, I've got a Chief of Staff named Rahm Israel Emmanuel. My top political advisor is somebody who is a descendent of Holocaust...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Ynetnews

  2. "The reason he is so good? He is a direct descendent from ancient giant warriors from thousands of years ago," Rogan said of Lesnar (5:07 mark). "That ain't a regular dude and you ain't just going to be able to punch that guy and send him...
    on Apr 14, 2010 By: Joe Rogan Source: Yahoo! Sports (blog)

  3. "My grandfather was a direct descendent of Guru Nanak, which my father also carried forth," said Pooja.
    on Dec 7, 2008 By: Pooja Bedi Source: Hindu

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