ancestor

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈænsɛstər/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈænsɛstɚ/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(anses tər or, esp. Brit., -sə stər)



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Sense: Noun: past relative
Synonyms:
founder of the family, relative , forefather, progenitor, forebear, sire, predecessor, primogenitor, grandma , grandpa , matriarch, patriarch, paterfamilias, materfamilias, great-grandparent, great-grandmother, great-grandfather, great-aunt, great-uncle, grandparent, grandmother , grandfather
Sense: Noun: precursor
Synonyms:
precursor, forerunner, forgoer, antecedent, predecessor, granddaddy (slang), prototype

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