Progeny definition

prŏjə-nē
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Children, descendants, or offspring collectively; issue.
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The definition of a progeny is an offspring, descendant or a creative result.

An example of progeny is a person's child.

An example of progeny is a person's invention.

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A person's descendants considered as a group.
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A result or product.

Lies that were the progeny of fear.

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The organism or organisms resulting from sexual or asexual reproduction.
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A child or children of a parent or parents.

Claimed to be the progeny of the king.

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A person's descendants considered as a group.
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(uncountable) Offspring or descendants.

I treasure this 5 generation photograph of my great-great grandmother and her progeny.

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(countable) Result of a creative effort.

His dissertation is his most important intellectual progeny to date.

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The organism or organisms resulting from sexual or asexual reproduction.
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A child or children of a parent or parents.

Claimed to be the progeny of the king.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
progeny
Plural:
progenies

Origin of progeny

  • Middle English progeni from Old French progenie from Latin prōgeniēs from prōgignere to beget progenitor

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French progenie, from Latin progenies.

    From Wiktionary