ancestornoun [ C ]uk /ˈæn.ses.tər/ us /ˈæn.ses.tɚ/
- Twelve thousand years ago, our ancestors were primitive savages living in caves.
- Apparently his ancestors came over from France in the 11th century.
- She claims that Mary Queen of Scots is one of her distant ancestors.
- These bones come from an animal that is the ancestor of the modern horse.
- Archaeology can tell us a lot about how our Iron-Age ancestors lived.