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prog·e·ny

 (prŏj′ə-nē)
n. pl. progeny or prog·e·nies
1.
a. The organism or organisms resulting from sexual or asexual reproduction.
b. A child or children of a parent or parents: claimed to be the progeny of the king.
c. A person's descendants considered as a group.
2. A result or product: lies that were the progeny of fear.

[Middle English progeni, from Old French progenie, from Latin prōgeniēs, from prōgignere, to beget; see progenitor.]

progeny

(ˈprɒdʒɪnɪ)
n, pl -nies
1. the immediate descendant or descendants of a person, animal, etc
2. a result or outcome
[C13: from Latin prōgeniēs lineage; see progenitor]

prog•e•ny

(ˈprɒdʒ ə ni)

n., pl. -ny, for plants or animals, -nies.
1.
a. offspring collectively; children.
b. (broadly) descendants.
2. something that originates or results from something else; outcome; issue.
[1250–1300; Middle English progenie < Middle French < Latin prōgeniēs offspring =prō- pro-1 + gen-, base of gignere to beget (akin to kin) + -iēs feminine n. suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.progeny - the immediate descendants of a personprogeny - the immediate descendants of a person; "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue"
baby - the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young); "the baby of the family"; "the baby of the Supreme Court"
by-blow, illegitimate, illegitimate child, love child, whoreson, bastard - the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
child, kid - a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age; "they had three children"; "they were able to send their kids to college"
eldest, firstborn - the offspring who came first in the order of birth
grandchild - a child of your son or daughter
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
heir, successor - a person who inherits some title or office

progeny

noun
1. children, family, young, issue, offspring, descendants They set aside funds to ensure the welfare of their progeny.
2. race, stock, breed, posterity (archaic), seed (chiefly biblical), lineage, scions They claimed to be the progeny of Genghis Khan.

progeny

noun
1. One descended directly from the same parents or ancestors:
2. A group consisting of those descended directly from the same parents or ancestors:
Translations

progeny

[ˈprɒdʒɪnɪ] Nprogenie f

progeny

[ˈprɒdʒəni] n
(= child) → progéniture f
[animal] → progéniture f

progeny

progeny

[ˈprɒdʒɪnɪ] n (frm) → progenie f, discendenti mpl

prog·e·ny

n. descendencia, prole.
References in classic literature ?
No lesser sense of the infant fowl's importance could have justified, even in a mother's eyes, the perseverance with which she watched over its safety, ruffling her small person to twice its proper size, and flying in everybody's face that so much as looked towards her hopeful progeny.
He was naturally a very nervous, shuddering sort of little fellow, this bread-faced steward; the progeny of a bankrupt baker and a hospital nurse.
And in this same last or shoe, that old woman of the nursery tale, with the swarming brood, might very comfortably be lodged, she and all her progeny.
It was his function to build, the absence of water or of possible progeny was an accident for which he was not accountable.
O Progeny of Heav'n, Empyreal Thrones, With reason hath deep silence and demurr Seis'd us, though undismaid: long is the way And hard, that out of Hell leads up to Light; Our prison strong, this huge convex of Fire, Outrageous to devour, immures us round Ninefold, and gates of burning Adamant Barr'd over us prohibit all egress.
A vast proletariat, beginning with a nucleus of those formerly employed in export trades, with their multiplying progeny, will be out of employment permanently.
No, he was made for his country, by the obligations of the social compact; he was made for his species, by the Christian duties of universal charity; he was made for all ages past, by the sentiment of reverence for his forefathers; and he was made for all future times, by the impulse of affection for his progeny.
Let the three-headed guardian of the gate, And all the monstrous progeny of hell, The doleful concert join: a lover dead Methinks can have no fitter obsequies.
Calculating upon the aversion of the people to monarchy, they have endeavored to enlist all their jealousies and apprehensions in opposition to the intended President of the United States; not merely as the embryo, but as the full-grown progeny, of that detested parent.
Her desire for marriage then acquired an intensity which bordered on monomania, for she saw plainly that all chance of progeny was about to escape her; and the thing which in her celestial ignorance she desired above all things was the possession of children.
As summer advances, he gives up his bachelor rambles, and bethinking himself of housekeeping duties, returns home to his mate and his new progeny, and marshals them all for the foraging expedition in quest of winter provisions.
The progeny will doubtless be a strange hybrid race; but that's their Look out--not mine.