noun: A person from whom one is descended, especially if more remote than a grandparent; a forebear.
noun: A forerunner or predecessor.
noun: Law The person from whom an estate has been inherited.
noun: Biology The actual or hypothetical organism or stock from which later kinds evolved.
Angliško žodžio naudojimo pavyzdys:
But the term ancestor - worship seems to me much too confined for the religion which pays reverence not only to those ancient gods believed to be the fathers of the Japanese race, but likewise to a host of deified sovereigns, heroes, princes, and illustrious men.
He talks with Jenna about his ancestor from the 1800′s, Jonathon Gilbert, and how he did all of this writing about demons and people being slaughtered.
Meanwhile Black Jack Randall, her husband's ancestor is likewise extremely suspicious of this English woman who popped up out of nowhere on his turf, so to speak.
That humans and other organisms share a common ancestor is one of the most profound findings of biology — unifying and explaining a vast array of data.
Note that the ancestor is related to itself, so it is also included in the set.