About The Word Posterity

Bay Area Crosswords

Learn about the word Posterity to help solve your crossword puzzle. Discover Posterity definitions and meaning, origins, synonyms, related terms and more at the free Crossword Dictionary.

Posterity

Posterity Meaning & Definition
Posterity Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Posterity?

[n] all future generations
[n] all of the offspring of a given progenitor; "we must secure the benefits of freedom for ourselves and our posterity"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Posterity: descendants

Related Terms | Find terms related to Posterity: aftermath | agnate | ancestry | backup man | blood | blood relation | blood relative | brood | children | clansman | cognate | collateral | collateral relative | conclusion | connections | consanguinean | consequence | descendant | descendants | distaff side | distant relation | dynasty | effect | enate | family | flesh | flesh and blood | folks | german | heir | heirs | inheritor | issue | kin | kindred | kinfolk | kinnery | kinsfolk | kinsman | kinsmen | kinswoman | kith and kin | line | lineage | near relation | next of kin | offspring | people | progeniture | progeny | relations | relatives | replacement | seed | sequel | sib | sibling | spear kin | spear side | spindle kin | spindle side | successor | successors | sword side | tribesman | uterine kin

See Also | biological group | generation

Posterity In Webster's Dictionary

\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; descendants; -- contrasted with ancestry; as, the posterity of Abraham. If [the crown] should not stand in thy posterity. --Shak. 2. Succeeding generations; future times. --Shak. Their names shall be transmitted to posterity. --Shak. Their names shall be transmitted to posterity. --Smalridge.

More Crossword Puzzle Words

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Cross Word Of The Day

  • Saccharin ‐ a crystalline substance 500 times sweeter than sugar; used as…
  • Recap ‐ a used automobile tire that has been remolded to give it new…
  • Dreamed(a) ‐ conceived of or imagined or hoped for; "his dreamed symphony…
  • Four ‐ the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one [adj] being…
  • Family sarcoptidae ‐ small…
  • Sadden ‐ make unhappy; 'The news of her death saddened me' [v] come to…
  • Try for ‐ make an attempt at achieving something; "She tried for the…
  • Zoftig ‐ euphemisms for slightly fat; "a generation ago...buxom actresses…
  • Coaxal ‐ having a…
  • Chloris truncata ‐ perennial Australian grass having numerous long spikes arranged…