pertaining to ; descending or claimed from :
an ancestral home.
serving as a forerunner, prototype, or inspiration.
She turned that ancestral home into a school—and is fighting to give girls a better future.
A Fashionista’s India Dream: Indrani Changes the Fate of Forgotten Girls Abigail Pesta July 9, 2012
Even tony Greenwich, ancestral home of the Bush family, sends a Democrat to the House.
How Chris Christie Can Win in 2016 Lloyd Green November 17, 2013
That is to say, the ancestral genes, the ancestral strain of inheritance, appears again in these little children.
Joseph Campbell on the Roots of Halloween Joseph Campbell October 30, 2014
I was also denied access to the archives at her husband’s ancestral home, Inveraray Castle in Scotland.
Queen Victoria’s Illegitimate Grandchild Tom Sykes November 27, 2013
Lea Lane Stern visits their ancestral home in search of the best.
Touring Belgium, by French Fry Lea Lane Stern May 28, 2011
In a deity essentially Greek, a Phoenician colonist may discover something familiar, and claim an ancestral god.
Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
“I’ll take you up and show you our ancestral hut,” declared Bob Martin.
The Innocent Adventuress Mary Hastings Bradley
We trust that your fair partner, who shares some of our ancestral blood, is in good health.
Quentin Durward Sir Walter Scott
Here, after eighteen years, was he again in his ancestral home of Marleigh.
The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
If the duchess is proud of her blue blood and her ancestral tree, so is the Gypsy of her black blood and lengthy pedigree.
The Gypsy’s Parson George Hall
of, inherited from, or derived from ancestors: his ancestral home
(logic) a relation that holds between x and y if there is a chain of instances of a given relation leading from x to y. Thus the ancestral of parent of is ancestor of, since x is the ancestor of y if and only if x is a parent of…a parent of…a parent of y
1520s, from Old French ancestrel (Anglo-French auncestrel), from ancestre (see ancestor). Related: Ancestrally.
a woman from whom a person is descended. Historical Examples He had a tale to tell about one ancestress, whose dark beauty seemed as that of a flower of the south. Shirley Charlotte Bront The girl read and re-read the description of this ancestress, then gasped. The Roof Tree Charles Neville Buck The family name […]
of or relating to . Contemporary Examples Should thrombosis occur in this anatomic area, a patient might have headaches, dizziness, or even stroke-like symptoms. How Serious Is Hillary Clinton’s Blood Clot and Hospitalization? Kent Sepkowitz December 30, 2012 Though the risks for the new oral cancer and its anatomic location have changed fundamentally, one epidemiologic […]
(Natan) Anatoly [nah-tahn an-uh-toh-lee;; Russian uh-nuh-taw-lyee] /nɑˈtɑn ˌæn əˈtoʊ li;; Russian ʌ nʌˈtɔ lyi/ (Show IPA), born 1948, Soviet mathematician and human-rights activist, in Israel since 1986.
Anatoly [an-uh-toh-lee;; Russian uh-nuh-taw-lyee] /ˌæn əˈtoʊ li;; Russian ʌ nʌˈtɔ lyi/ (Show IPA), born 1951, Russian chess player. Contemporary Examples Hermitage asked for the return of the materials but was told they were in the custody Karpov. Fraud and the City: Russia’s Manhattan Money Laundering Michael Daly September 15, 2013 Magnitsky testified, naming Karpov, Kuznetsov, […]