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Definitions of forefather

  1. the founder of a family; "keep the faith of our forefathers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. person from an earlier time who contributed to the tradition shared by some group; "our forefathers brought forth a great nation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. One who precedes another in the line of genealogy in any degree, but usually in a remote degree; an ancestor. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A male ancestor. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. An ancestor. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. f[=o]r'fä-th[.e]r, n. an ancestor. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  7. Ancestor (our &c. ff., earlier generations). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  8. n. One who precedes another in the line of genealogy in any degree; an ancestor. Cabinet Dictionary
  9. Ancestor, one who in any degree of ascending genealogy precedes another. Complete Dictionary
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