family or descent; lineage.
honorable or distinguished descent:
famous by title and ancestry.
a series of :
His ancestry settled Utah.
the inception or origin of a phenomenon, object, idea, or style.
the history or developmental process of a phenomenon, object, idea, or style.
Oddly, the Times ignored a big divorce story for today’s front page, choosing the tale of William’s Indian ancestry instead.
Prince William’s Indian Heritage Tom Sykes June 13, 2013
That meant the Clovis child should have been of European ancestry.
Incontrovertible Evidence Proves the First Americans Came From Asia Doug Peacock March 26, 2014
Once we were there and got used to it, being there in the soil and embracing your ancestry was amazing.
Zoe Saldana Kicks Ass Marlow Stern August 23, 2011
But for anyone curious enough to ask, she cited a mixed Native American ancestry.
American Gypsies Are a Persecuted Minority That Is Starting to Fight Back Nina Strochlic December 21, 2013
Through an Internet ancestry site, he met a cousin from New Jersey who asked him if he knew his mother was adopted.
The Hidden Jews Rachel Lehmann-Haupt June 15, 2009
But they were good enough for the occasion and their very form was sacred by ancestry.
Ande Trembath Matthew Stanley Kemp
Still, for all this irritating abuse Vulp had only himself and his ancestry to blame.
Creatures of the Night Alfred W. Rees
In regard to their ancestry it is very difficult to trace back to the original stock from which they came.
Modern Persia Mooshie G. Daniel
I envy you what smacks of a race, a name, an ancestry, a lineage.
Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
His father was a man of unmingled African extraction and his mother a white woman of respectable New England ancestry.
The History of the Negro Church Carter Godwin Woodson
noun (pl) -tries
lineage or descent, esp when ancient, noble, or distinguished
early 14c., from Old French ancesserie “ancestry, ancestors, forefathers,” from ancestre (see ancestor); spelling modified in English by influence of ancestor.
. a city in S Anhui province, in E China, on the Chang Jiang: former capital of Anhui. noun a city in E China, in SW Anhui province on the Yangtze River: famous seven-storeyed pagoda. Pop: 686 000 (2005 est)
a dried poblano chili pepper. Contemporary Examples Dark and Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Chile ancho powder is a versatile spice derived from dry Mexican ancho chiles. How Top Chefs Stay Thin Rachel Syme December 14, 2009
any of various devices dropped by a chain, cable, or rope to the bottom of a body of water for preventing or restricting the motion of a vessel or other floating object, typically having broad, hooklike arms that bury themselves in the bottom to provide a firm hold. any similar device for holding fast or […]
- Anchor ball
a day shape consisting of a black ball not less than 2 feet (0.6 meters) in diameter, displayed in the fore rigging of a vessel at anchor.