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descendant

a person or animal that is descended from a specific ancestor; an offspring: a descendant of the early settlers
Not to be confused with:
decedent – a dead person: The decedent was given a proper burial.

descendant

one descended from an ancestor
Not to be confused with:
descendent – moving downward
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de·scen·dant

 (dĭ-sĕn′dənt)
n.
1. One whose descent can be traced to a particular individual or group: a descendant of Queen Victoria; descendants of a prize-winning horse.
2. Something derived from a prototype or earlier form: Today's bicycles are descendants of the earlier velocipede.
3. In astrology, the point of the ecliptic or the sign of the zodiac that sets in the west at the time of a person's birth or other event.
adj.
Variant of descendent.
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descendant

(dɪˈsɛndənt)
n
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a person, animal, or plant when described as descended from an individual, race, species, etc
2. (Genetics) a person, animal, or plant when described as descended from an individual, race, species, etc
3. something that derives or is descended from an earlier form
adj
a variant spelling of descendent

Descendant

(dɪˈsɛndənt)
n
(Astrology) astrology the point on the ecliptic lying directly opposite the Ascendant
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de•scend•ant

(dɪˈsɛn dənt)

n.
1. a person or animal that is descended from a specific ancestor; an offspring.
2. something deriving in appearance, function, or character from an earlier form.
3. the point of the ecliptic or the sign of the zodiac setting below the western horizon at the time of a birth or an event.
adj.
[1425–75; < Old French descendant, present participle of descendre. See descend, -ant]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.descendant - a person considered as descended from some ancestor or racedescendant - a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race
child - a member of a clan or tribe; "the children of Israel"
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"
scion - a descendent or heir; "a scion of royal stock"
ancestor, antecedent, ascendant, ascendent, root - someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
Adj.1.descendant - going or coming down
descending - coming down or downward
2.descendant - proceeding by descent from an ancestor; "descendent gene"
related - connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage
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descendant

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descendant

noun
1. Something derived from another:
2. One descended directly from the same parents or ancestors:
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Translations
ذُرِّيَّه، نَسْل
potomek
efterkommer
jälkeläinen
potomak
afkomandi
potomok
potomec
potomak
soyundan gelen kimse

descendant

[dɪˈsendənt] Ndescendiente mf
to leave no descendantsno dejar descendencia
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descendant

[dɪˈsɛndənt] ndescendant(e) m/f
a descendant of → un(e) descendant(e) de
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descendant

n
Nachkomme m
(Astron, Astrol) in the descendantim Deszendenten
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descendant

[dɪˈsɛndənt] ndiscendente m/f
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descend

(diˈsend) verb
1. to go or climb down from a higher place or position. He descended the staircase.
2. to slope downwards. The hills descend to the sea.
3. (with on) to make a sudden attack on. The soldiers descended on the helpless villagers.
deˈscendant noun
the child, grandchild, great-grandchild etc of a person. This is a photograph of my grandmother with all her descendants.
deˈscent (-t) noun
1. the act of descending. The descent of the hill was quickly completed.
2. a slope. That is a steep descent.
3. family; ancestry. She is of royal descent.
be descended from
to be a descendant of.

the noun descendant ends in -ant (not -ent).
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de·scend·ing

, descendant
a. descendente, descendiente;
___ aortaaorta ___, parte mayor de la aorta;
___ coloncolon ___;
n., a. descendiente.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

descendant

n descendiente mf
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References in classic literature ?
But the seaman of the last generation, brought into sympathy with the caravels of ancient time by his sailing-ship, their lineal descendant, cannot look upon those lumbering forms navigating the naive seas of ancient woodcuts without a feeling of surprise, of affectionate derision, envy, and admiration.
Speaker, I wish to hurl back an allegation and explain that the spots upon me are the natural markings of one who is a direct descendant of the sun and a spotted fawn.
That tribute, which it would seem nations must ever pay, by way of a weary probation, around the shrine of Ceres, before they can be indulged in her fullest favours, is in some measure exacted in America, from the descendant instead of the ancestor.
They and their descendants wandered forty years in the desert, and then Moses, the gifted warrior, poet, statesman and philosopher, went up into Pisgah and met his mysterious fate.
(1) They relate that the creature was sent by the gods to punish the descendants of Cadmus, and that the Thebans therefore excluded those of the house of Cadmus from kingship.
But he believed that the red men were the descendants of those lost tribes of Israel of whom history has been able to tell us nothing for thousands of years.
I am fully convinced that species are not immutable; but that those belonging to what are called the same genera are lineal descendants of some other and generally extinct species, in the same manner as the acknowledged varieties of any one species are the descendants of that species.
He married Cameron Daughter to Ewen Cameron of Lochiel." Following this is a paragraph stating that "John Stewart 1st of Ardsheall of his descendants Alan Breck had better be omitted.
"If you are clever enough to do this," he said, "I promise to make you and your descendants rich for ever."
to discover in the space of 3 minutes, as many of my Descendants! This I am certain is Philander the son of my Laurina's 3d girl the amiable Bertha; there wants now but the presence of Gustavus to compleat the Union of my Laurina's Grand- Children."
Those that are first raised to nobility, are commonly more virtuous, but less innocent, than their descendants; for there is rarely any rising, but by a commixture of good and evil arts.
They would grow old insensibly; they would see their son and daughter come to years of reason, marry in due course -- the one a pretty girl, future mother of healthy children; the other a handsome, manly fellow, obviously a soldier; and at last, prosperous in their dignified retirement, beloved by their descendants, after a happy, not unuseful life, in the fullness of their age they would sink into the grave.