Definition of ancestor:
theme, ascendent, kinsman, granddaddy, descent, procreator, matriarch, age-old, grandma, daddy, founder of the family, root word, forefather, forebearer, forefather, archetype, materfamilias, patriarch, fathers, grandpa, grandfather, aging, base, source, antecedents, author, ascendant, precede, aged, rootage, foremother, radical, kinswoman, tooth root, branch, antediluvian, ancestry, etymon, foregoer, origin, forbear, sire, ageing, parent, antique, etymon, antiquity, descendant, progenitor, primogenitor, root, antecedent, paterfamilias, grandsire, parent, beginning, antiquated, stem, ancient, grandmother, begetter, family tree, solution.
- kinship (part of speech: noun)
- precursor (part of speech: noun)
An animal leaping upon an ancestor in a forest during the night might account for the panic fear some people experience when alone in the dark, that nothing of their childhood history may account for.- "The Glands Regulating Personality", Louis Berman, M.D..
- "Hebrew Life and Times", Harold B. Hunting.
- "The Monikins", J. Fenimore Cooper.