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DESCENDANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does descendant mean? 

DESCENDANT (noun)
  The noun DESCENDANT has 1 sense:

1. a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race

  Familiarity information: DESCENDANT used as a noun is very rare.


DESCENDANT (adjective)
  The adjective DESCENDANT has 1 sense:

1. going or coming down

  Familiarity information: DESCENDANT used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DESCENDANT (noun)


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Meaning:

A person considered as descended from some ancestor or race

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

descendant; descendent

Hypernyms ("descendant" is a kind of...):

relation; relative (a person related by blood or marriage)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "descendant"):

child (a member of a clan or tribe)

scion (a descendent or heir)

Antonym:

ancestor (someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent))


DESCENDANT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Going or coming down

Synonyms:

descendant; descendent

Similar:

descending (coming down or downward)


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