Word of the day
descendant
  1. Adjective
    • descending from a biological ancestor.
    • proceeding from a figurative ancestor or source.
  2. Noun
    • (literally) One who is the progeny of a specified person, at any distance of time or through any number of generations.
    • (figuratively) A thing that derives directly from a given precursor or source.
    • (biology) A later evolutionary type.
    • (linguistics) A language that is descended from another.
    • (linguistics) A word or form in one language that is descended from a counterpart in an ancestor language.
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Sentence of the day
  • This real-estate drama, however, has a twist: one of the area's gentrifiers is a stylish new restaurant and performance space opened by Michael Dorf, the founder of the Knitting Factory.