What does the word ancestor mean?

Usage examples for ancestor

  1. " Only our first ancestor knows," he replied. – The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  2. She was standing at the window looking out across the bay on the far shore of which stands the little town of Kilmore, from which my ancestor, who was a Union peer, took his title. – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham
  3. It was given to your ancestor by a lady of my house that he might build her a garden and a house like her own palace and garden in her own land. – The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit