Nouns (9)

n. the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun
n. a preceding occurrence or cause or event
root, antecedent, ascendent, ascendant, ancestor
n. someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
forerunner, antecedent
n. anything that precedes something similar in time; "phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience"

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Adjectives (1)

adj. preceding in time or order

Fuzzynyms (24)

image, epitome, paradigm, prototype
n. a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father"
forerunner, precursor
n. a person who goes before or announces the coming of another
n. a feisty older woman with a big bosom (as drawn in cartoons)
n. an organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained
n. one who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office)
n. one who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office)
adj. preceding in time, order, or significance
previous, old
adj. just preceding something else in time or order; "the previous owner"; "my old house was larger"
adj. of or near the head end or toward the front plane of a body
primaeval, primordial, primeval, primal, aboriginal
adj. having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state; "aboriginal forests"; "primal eras before the appearance of life on earth"; "the forest primeval"; "primordial matter"; "primordial forms of life"
retiring, preceding, past
adj. of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; "a retiring member of the board"
adj. made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age; "the beautiful antique French furniture"
adj. earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"

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Antonyms (5)

descendent, descendant
n. a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race
heir, successor
n. a person who inherits some title or office
adj. following in time or order; "subsequent developments"


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