- the point opposite the ascendant.
- the point of the ecliptic or the sign and degree of the zodiac setting below the western horizon at the time of a birth or of an event.
- the cusp of the seventh house.
Origin of descendant
Examples from the Web for descendant
Her grandfather had been a physician and healer who—according to family lore—married a descendant of the Osage or Pawnee tribes.
In the original Marvel comic books, the Mandarin was born and bred in China, a descendant of Genghis Khan no less.Did Hollywood Collaborate With Hitler? A New Book Makes Bold Claims.|Christopher Bray|September 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is common knowledge among those familiar with the rabbinic tradition that Haman was considered a descendant of the Amalekites.Iran as Haman: Jeffrey Goldberg’s Dangerous Analogy|Shaul Magid|February 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her mother, a descendant of Ashby, helped manage a sugar plantation her family inherited, bringing the story full circle.The Original Slave Colony: Barbados and Andrea Stuart’s ‘Sugar in the Blood’|Eric Herschthal|January 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Today, in a time of great national distress, Nehru's descendant cannot find the fiber to meet his people.
The descendant of Joel sends this to the descendant of the Nerowegs.The Carlovingian Coins|Eugne Sue
His father, who signed himself Delharpe, was a descendant of a noble family originally of Vaud.
And woe to any one who might now dare to raise that restless spirit, be he Edward S. or any descendant of his!Clark's Field|Robert Herrick
For those two hundred million dollars were a barrier, which a descendant of Crusaders and preux chevaliers could not overleap.Mortal Coils|Aldous Huxley
The descendant of John of Gaunt is to render fealty to the brat of a wandering playwoman!'Micah Clarke|Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for descendant (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for descendant (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for descendant
mid-15c. (adj.), c.1600 (n.), from French descendant (13c.), present participle of descendre (see descend). Despite a tendency to use descendent for the adjective and descendant for the noun, descendant seems to be prevailing in all uses and appears 5 times more often than its rival in books printed since 1900. Cf. dependant.