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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 an·ces·tor /ˈænˌsɛstɚ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 源始; 上代

From: Network Terminology

 源始 上代

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 An·ces·tor n.
 1. 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.
 2. Biol. An earlier type; a progenitor; as, this fossil animal is regarded as the ancestor of the horse.
 3. Law One from whom an estate has descended; -- the correlative of heir.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote
          than a grandparent) [syn: ascendant, ascendent, antecedent,
           root] [ant: descendant]