Ancestor - definition, pronunciation, transcription
My ancestors came to America during the 1800s.
Her ancestors were great sea captains.
an ancient animal that was the ancestor of the modern horse
The museum included an exhibit showing ancestors of the modern computer.
several languages that are derived from a common ancestor
Latin is the ancestor of Italian and French.
My ancestors were French.
Lions and house cats evolved from a common ancestor (=the same ancestor).
Babbage's invention was the ancestor of the modern computer.
They have a common ancestor.
The Romantic composers saw Beethoven as a spiritual ancestor.
...since an ancestor settled there in the 19th century, farming has been the only occupation for six generations of the family...
the clone was a copy of its ancestor
'proto' is a combining form in a word like 'protolanguage' that refers to the hypothetical ancestor of another language or group of languages