Definitions for "Ancestor"
One from whom a person is descended, whether on the father's or mother's side, at any distance of time; a progenitor; a fore father.
An earlier type; a progenitor; as, this fossil animal is regarded as the ancestor of the horse.
One from whom an estate has descended; -- the correlative of heir.
EJack is proud that his ancestors were among the Pilgrim Fathers.EOur ancestors made hiragana from kanji.EOur ancestors made hiragana and katakana from kanji.
In Enhanced X-Windows, a widget that has inferior widgets. In other words, the superior or predecessor of an inferior widget. If is an inferior of , then is an ancestor of .
a grasslike grain from Mexico that bears little resemblance to modern corn
A person who precedes another in the line of descent (e.g., mother, grandmother, etc.).
An "attribute" which signifies the name of a previous version fileset used in the "Match-What-Target-Has" functionality. If the match_target option is set to true, the system will match the ancestor fileset name to the new fileset name.
a dead person, but you know in the DMT state, these things don't
a person who plays HIDE and you go SEEK
C and C++ only. Any function up the call chain from the current function. Ancestors include functions that either directly or indirectly call the current function.