Keywords: generation, descendants, offspring, descended

Sign Definition

As a Noun

  1. The period of time, usually considered to be about thirty years, that it takes for children to grow up and become adults and have children of their own. English = generation.
  2. All the children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and so on of any particular couple or community of people. English = descendants.
  3. The children or grandchildren of a particular couple. English = offspring.
  4. A sequence of events that come one after the other in time towards the present.

As a Verb or Adjective

  1. To be the children, grandchildren, great grandchildren etc, of a particular couple or community. English = (be) descended from.
  2. To move from the past to the present.
  3. Of events, to happen one after the other in time towards the present.