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ancestor 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˈanˌsestər/,
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ancestors, plural;
  1. A person, typically one more remote than a grandparent, from whom one is descended
    • - my ancestor Admiral Anson circumnavigated the globe 250 years ago
  2. An early type of animal or plant from which others have evolved

  3. An early version of a machine, artifact, system, etc., that later became more developed


  1. someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
  2. An ancestor is a parent or (recursively) the parent of an ancestor (i.e., a grandparent, great-grandparent, great-great-grandparent, and so forth).
  3. (Ancestors (band)) Ancestors is a five-piece psychedelic/progressive rock/doom metal ensemble residing in Los Angeles.
  4. (Ancestors (song)) "Ancestors" is the eleventh track on the 2004 album Medúlla by Icelandic singer Björk.
  5. (Ancestors (TV series)) Ancestors was a public television mini-series on family history, (or genealogy). It was produced by KBYU-TV in conjunction with the Family History Library and PBS. It is has also been available on DVD.
  6. (The Ancestors) The Ancestors is an album by Tim Berne and which was released on the Italian-based Soul Note label in 1983. ...
  7. One from whom a person is descended, whether on the father's or mother's side, at any distance of time; a progenitor; a fore father; An earlier type; a progenitor; One from whom an estate has descended;—the correlative of heir
  8. (Ancestors) If W is an inferior of A, then A is an ancestor of W.
  9. (ancestors) people one's family comes from.
  10. (Ancestors) (Eng.): (n) As conceived by the Australian Aborigines, in the Dreamtime, aboriginal Ancestors rose from below the earth to form various parts of nature including animal species, bodies of water, and the sky. ...
  11. (Ancestors) Predecessors in the pedigree with whom an individual is directly related.
  12. (Ancestors) Spirits of people who have helped to shape us into who we are. Commonly it is deceased family members. However they can be people who have not been connected by blood. For example, the witches burned at the stake are our ancestors. ...
  13. (Ancestors) spiraling, tornado-like dust plumes that traverse the playa, either produced by wind or by heat from large fires, such as the Man burning.
  14. (ancestors) Johann Peter Rockefeller (1682–1763) (Arrived in America ca.1723) • (Grandson) William Rockefeller • Godfrey Rockefeller (1745–1818) • Godfrey Lewis Rockefeller (1784–1857) • William Avery Rockefeller
  15. (ancestors) This term is not limited to only oneʼs biological forbearers nor to only human beings. The ancestors are all who once lived in some type of body on the planet Earth, whose work and lives have allowed and/or inspired one to live oneʼs own life.
  16. (ancestors) the people from long ago to whom you are related
  17. Ancestors are those people that lived long before.
  18. In MGI, this term refers to terms in a hierarchical controlled vocabulary such as those containing Gene Ontology (GO), Mammalian Phenotype Ontology, and Adult Mouse Anatomical Dictionary terms. ...
  19. A person from whom you are descended; a forefather.
  20. A related, earlier form of present animals.
  21. Any person from whom one is descended, especially one earlier in a family line than a grandparent; forefather; forebear
  22. A person in one’s family line who has died, often thought of as an ancestor by the elders of the family because the deceased lived at least two generations earlier.
  23. A class or parent that contributes (via inheritance) to the definition of an object. For class-based hierarchies, the ancestors of an object are its class(es) and all the superclasses of its class(es). ...
  24. a member of your family who lived a long time ago, usually before your grandparents.
  25. The creature used to initialize the population in an avida run.