Descendant Definition

dĭ-sĕndənt
descendants
noun
descendants
One whose descent can be traced to a particular individual or group.
A descendant of Queen Victoria; descendants of a prize-winning horse.
American Heritage Medicine
A person who is an offspring, however remote, of a certain ancestor, family, group, etc.
Webster's New World
Something that derives from an earlier form.
Webster's New World
In astrology, the point of the ecliptic or the sign of the zodiac that sets in the west at the time of a person's birth or other event.
American Heritage
A person’s child, grandchild, great-grandchild, or other offspring in the direct line of descent.
Webster's New World Law
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adjective
Descending.
Webster's New World
The definition of descendant is moving down either physically or in a family line.
An example of descendant used as an adjective is the phrase "descendant escalator" which means an escalator that goes down.
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Proceeding from a figurative ancestor or source.

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Other Word Forms of Descendant

Noun

Singular:
descendant
Plural:
descendants

Origin of Descendant

  • From Middle English dessendaunte, from Middle French, from Latin dēscendēns, present participle of descendere, from + scandere (“to climb, ascend”).

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