ancestor 选择性必修1000 全国卷频次:1 教材出处:译林版选必修B3U1
/ˈænsəstə(r), ˈænsestə(r)/ /ˈænˌsɛstər, ˈænsəstər/
n. ancestors 0
Cory Luxmoore arrived from England to deliver the diary of his ancestor to the Library Company.
and so we have come to Nova Scotia where my husband and I were born and where our ancestors lived for 200 years.
ancestor worship 祖先崇拜；祭祖；敬奉祖先
祖宗,祖先;原型,先驅During the festival the investor investigated his ancestor.節日期間投資者調查了他的祖宗.
1. a person in your family who lived a long time ago
His ancestors had come to America from Ireland.
2. an animal that lived in the past which a modern animal has developed from
a reptile that was the common ancestor of lizards and turtles
3. an early form of a machine which later became more developed
SYN forerunner :
The ancestor of the modern bicycle was called a penny-farthing.
现代自行车的原型称作 penny-farthing (一种前轮大后轮小的自行车)。
⇨ compare descendant
• an·ces·tral / An5sestrEl / adj.:
her ancestral home (= that had belonged to her ancestors )
My ancestors were French.
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2 an animal that lived in the past, that modern animals have developed from 〔动物的〕原种，祖先
Lions and house cats evolved from a common ancestor (=the same ancestor).
3 the form in which a modern machine, vehicle etc first existed 〔现代机器、车辆等的〕原型 SYN forerunner
Babbage’s invention was the ancestor of the modern computer.
—ancestral /ænˈsestrəl/ adjective
the family’s ancestral home
Origin ancestor (1300-1400) Old French ancestre, from Latin antecessor “one who goes before”, from antecedere; → ANTECEDENT
1.N-COUNT 可数名词祖宗;祖先 Your ancestors are the people from whom you are descended.
…our daily lives, so different from those of our ancestors…
He could trace his ancestors back seven hundred years.
2.N-COUNT 可数名词原种；原型 An ancestor of something modern is an earlier thing from which it developed.
【搭配模式】：usu N of n
The direct ancestor of the modern cat was the Kaffir cat of ancient Egypt…
The immediate ancestor of rock ‘n’ roll is rhythm-and-blues.
plural ancestors [count] 1
: a person who was in someone’s family in past times : one of the people from whom a person is descended祖先；祖宗
My ancestors came to America during the 1800s.
Her ancestors were great sea captains.
: an animal in the past from which a modern animal developed（动物的）原种
an ancient animal that was the ancestor of the modern horse
: something in the past from which something else has developed原型；雏形
The museum included an exhibit showing ancestors of the modern computer.
several languages that are derived from a common ancestor
Latin is the ancestor of Italian and French.
— ancestral /ænˈsɛstrəl/ adjective
We returned to our ancestral home [=the home of our ancestors] after many years.