Posterity

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Posterity->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ posterity
posterity
progeny
breed
issue
offspring
brood
litter
seed
farrow
spawn
spat
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ family
family
grandchildren
heirs
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ great-grandchild
great-grandchild
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ child
child
son
daughter
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ butcha
butcha
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ bantling
bantling
scion
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ acrospire
acrospire
plumule
shoot
sprout
olive-branch
sprit
branch
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ off-shoot
off-shoot
off-set
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ ramification
ramification
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ descendant
descendant
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ heir
heir
heiress
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ heir-apparent
heir-apparent
heir-presumptive
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ chip off the old block
chip off the old block
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ heredity
heredity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ rising generation
rising generation
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ straight descent
straight descent
sonship
line
lineage
filiation
primogeniture
PARAG:Posterity->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ filial
filial
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ diphyletic
diphyletic

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • Posterity — Pos*ter i*ty, n. [L. posteritas: cf. F. post[ e]rit[ e]. See {Posterior}.] 1. The race that proceeds from a progenitor; offspring to the furthest generation; the aggregate number of persons who are descended from an ancestor of a generation;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • posterity — pos·ter·i·ty /pä ster ə tē/ n 1: all of the lineal descendants of a person 2: all future generations Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • posterity — late 14c., from O.Fr. posterité, from L. posteritatem (nom. posteritas) the condition of coming after, from posterus coming after, subsequent, from post after (see POST (Cf. post )). O.E. words for this included æftercneoreso, framcynn …   Etymology dictionary

  • posterity — *offspring, young, progeny, issue, descendant Antonyms: ancestry Contrasted words: lineage, pedigree (see ANCESTRY) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • posterity — [n] future generations breed, brood, children, descendants, family, heirs, issue, lineage, next generation, offspring, progeniture, progeny, scions, seed, stock, succeeding generations, successors, unborn; concept 296 Ant. past …   New thesaurus

  • posterity — ► NOUN ▪ all future generations of people. ORIGIN Old French posterite, from Latin posterus following …   English terms dictionary

  • posterity — [päs ter′ə tē] n. [ME posterite < MFr postérité < L posteritas < posterus: see POSTERIOR] 1. all of a person s descendants: opposed to ANCESTRY 2. all succeeding generations …   English World dictionary

  • posterity — [[t]pɒste̱rɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft for N You can refer to everyone who will be alive in the future as posterity. [FORMAL] A photographer recorded the scene on video for posterity... Was he making these notes for the benefit of posterity? …   English dictionary

  • posterity — /po ster i tee/, n. 1. succeeding or future generations collectively: Judgment of this age must be left to posterity. 2. all descendants of one person: His fortune was gradually dissipated by his posterity. [1350 1400; ME posterite < L posteritas …   Universalium

  • posterity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Future generations Nouns 1. posterity, progeny, issue, fruit, seed, offspring, young, flesh and blood; brood, litter, farrow, spawn, spat, clutch, seed, product; [extended, institutional, or nuclear]… …   English dictionary for students

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