NounDescendant (plural Descendants)
- (literally) One who is the progeny of someone at any distance of time
- The patriarch survived many descendants: five children, a dozen grandchildren, even a great grandchild.
- (figuratively) One which derives directly from a given precursor or source
- This famous medieval manuscript has many descendants.
- (biology) A later evolutionary type
- Dogs evolved as descendants of early wolves.
Find words for Descendant
lineal; direct; eager; legitimate; homeward-flown; pure-blooded; glorious; de¬generate; remote; immediate; impoverished; ill-starred; hybrid; presumed; winsome; indolent; guilty; genuine; unmixed.
acquire—; advertise for—; characterize—; extract—; leave—; nourish—; transmit to—; — assemble; —belongs to; —carries; on; — congregate; — convene; — gather; — honor; — inherit; —respect; — settle; — spring from; — wrangle over.
aftermath, backup man, breed, brood, by-product, child, children, conclusion, consequence, daughter, derivative, descendants, descent, dynasty, effect, family, foster child, fruit, grandchild, grandchildren, granddaughter, grandson, great-grandchildren, heir, heiress, heirs, hostages to fortune, inheritor, inheritors, issue, kids, line, lineage, little ones, new generation, offshoot, offspring, posterity, progeniture, progeny, replacement, rising generation, scion, seed, sequel, son, son and heir, sonny, sons, spin-off, stepchild, stepdaughter, stepson, succession, successor, treasures, younglings, youngsters
- The translations below need to be checked.
- Present participle of descendre.
- A descendant; one who is the progeny of someone at any distance of time; e.g. a child; a grandchild, etc.
- (which is) descending.
- third-person plural present active subjunctive of dēscendō