ancestry

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noun an·ces·try \ˈan-ˌses-trē\

Definition of ancestry

  1. 1 :  line of descent :  lineage; especially :  honorable, noble, or aristocratic descent

  2. 2 :  persons initiating or comprising a line of descent :  ancestors

Examples of ancestry in a sentence

  1. They claim to be of noble ancestry.

  2. a person of unknown ancestry

  3. She claims to be able to trace her ancestry all the way back to the earliest settlers.

14th Century

First Known Use of ancestry

14th century


ANCESTRY Defined for English Language Learners

ancestry

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noun an·ces·try \ˈan-ˌses-trē\

Definition of ancestry for English Language Learners

  • : a person's ancestors : the people who were in your family in past times


ANCESTRY Defined for Kids

ancestry

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noun an·ces·try \ˈan-ˌse-strē\

Definition of ancestry for Students

plural

ancestries

  1. :  a person's ancestors



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