forefathers Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “forefathers” in the English Dictionary

"forefathers" in British English

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forefathersnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈfɔːˌfɑː.ðəz/  us   /ˈfɔːrˌfɑː.ðɚz/ literary
someone's ​relatives who ​lived a ​longtime ago
(Definition of forefathers from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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forefathersplural noun

 us   /ˈfɔrˌfɑð·ərz, ˈfoʊr-/
members of a ​family, ​national, or ​religiousgroup who ​lived in the past: Mario is ​spending the ​summer in Italy, the ​land of his forefathers.
(Definition of forefathers from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “forefathers”
in Spanish antepasados…
in Vietnamese tổ tiên…
in Malaysian nenek moyang…
in Thai บรรพบุรุษ…
in French ancêtres…
in German der Ahn…
in Chinese (Simplified) 祖先…
in Indonesian leluhur…
in Chinese (Traditional) 祖先,祖宗…
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