posterity

  • 1 Posterity — 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;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 posterity — pos·ter·i·ty /pä ster ə tē/ n 1: all of the lineal descendants of a person 2: all future generations Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 posterity — late 14c., from O.Fr. posterité, from L. posteritatem (nom. posteritas) the condition of coming after, from posterus coming after, subsequent, from post after (see POST (Cf. post )). O.E. words for this included æftercneoreso, framcynn …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 posterity — *offspring, young, progeny, issue, descendant Antonyms: ancestry Contrasted words: lineage, pedigree (see ANCESTRY) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 posterity — [n] future generations breed, brood, children, descendants, family, heirs, issue, lineage, next generation, offspring, progeniture, progeny, scions, seed, stock, succeeding generations, successors, unborn; concept 296 Ant. past …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 posterity — ► NOUN ▪ all future generations of people. ORIGIN Old French posterite, from Latin posterus following …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 posterity — [päs ter′ə tē] n. [ME posterite < MFr postérité < L posteritas < posterus: see POSTERIOR] 1. all of a person s descendants: opposed to ANCESTRY 2. all succeeding generations …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Posterity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Posterity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 posterity posterity progeny breed issue offspring brood litter seed farrow spawn spat Sgm: N 1 family family grandchil …

    English dictionary for students

  • 9 posterity — [[t]pɒste̱rɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft for N You can refer to everyone who will be alive in the future as posterity. [FORMAL] A photographer recorded the scene on video for posterity... Was he making these notes for the benefit of posterity? …

    English dictionary

  • 10 posterity — /po ster i tee/, n. 1. succeeding or future generations collectively: Judgment of this age must be left to posterity. 2. all descendants of one person: His fortune was gradually dissipated by his posterity. [1350 1400; ME posterite < L posteritas …

    Universalium

  • 11 posterity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Future generations Nouns 1. posterity, progeny, issue, fruit, seed, offspring, young, flesh and blood; brood, litter, farrow, spawn, spat, clutch, seed, product; [extended, institutional, or nuclear]… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 posterity — pos|ter|i|ty [pɔˈsterıti US pa: ] n [U] formal all the people in the future who will be alive after you are dead preserve/record/keep etc sth for posterity ▪ a priceless work of art that must be kept for posterity …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 posterity — noun (U) people who will live after you are dead: preserve sth for posterity: We must preserve these songs for posterity …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 posterity —    Future generations; or all of a person s decendants. What motivates an artist (or a collector or an educator) and to work really hard and well at it is most likely to be: pleasing oneself and the contemporaries about whom one most cares. Right …

    Glossary of Art Terms

  • 15 posterity — noun the names of those who died are recorded for posterity Syn: future generations, the future …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 posterity — [pɒˈsterəti] noun [U] the people who will live in the future after you are dead We have a duty to preserve great works of art for posterity.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 17 posterity — noun Etymology: Middle English posterite, from Anglo French pusterité, from Latin posteritat , posteritas, from posterus coming after Date: 14th century 1. the offspring of one progenitor to the furthest generation 2. all future generations …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 posterity — noun /ˈpɒstɛɹɪti/ All the future generations, especially the descendants of a specific person …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 posterity — Synonyms and related words: aftermath, agnate, ancestry, backup man, blood, blood relation, blood relative, brood, children, clansman, cognate, collateral, collateral relative, conclusion, connections, consanguinean, consequence, descendant,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 posterity — pos|ter|i|ty [ pa sterəti ] noun uncount the people who will live in the future after you are dead …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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