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ancestor

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1 a person who is several generations earlier in an individual's line of descent

  • Bridieʼs Irish ancestors immigrated to the United States in the 19th century during the Great Potato Famine
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2 something belonging to an earlier time from which something else was later developed

  • pinball machines—the ancestors of todayʼs video games—go back to the 19th century
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