Meaning & Definition of Ancestor in English
1. Someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
- ancestor ,
- ascendant ,
- ascendent ,
- antecedent ,
Examples of using
We did not evolve from monkeys. We share a common ancestor.
All humans on Earth are descended from a common ancestor.
Don't be ridiculous! We are not descended from apes, we only have a common ancestor.