Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One born of, begotten by, or derived from another; an offspring or a descendant.
  • n. Offspring or descendants considered as a group.
  • n. A result of creative effort; a product.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. offspring or descendants.
  • n. result of a creative effort

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Descendants of the human kind, or offspring of other animals; children; offspring; race, lineage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Descent; lineage; family; ancestry.
  • n. Children; offspring, whether of the human kind or of the lower animals; descendants.
  • n. Synonyms Issue, Posterity, etc. See offspring.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the immediate descendants of a person

Etymologies

Middle English progeni, from Old French progenie, from Latin prōgeniēs, from prōgignere, to beget; see progenitor.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French progenie, from Latin progenies. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At least one parent should be a U.S. citizen before the progeny is eligible would be my opinion.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Congress Should Reapportion Representatives Only on the Basis of Citizen Populations”

  • The New York Times in July reported that a handful of breeders in Switzerland, Britain and possibly other countries have imported semen and embryos from cloned animals or their progeny from the United States, seeking to create more consistently plump and productive livestock.

    The Cloned Cow Has Left the Barn

  • It looks as if the answer you will get is that if an engineer designs an object that is self maintaining, able to supply its own energy needs and has reproductive and information storage capacity, then one will get a succession of progeny from the initial design.

    A Modest Proposal (By a Somewhat Modest Engineer)

  • My opinion of Severus and his progeny is that they were active contributors to every problem that afflicted the long-suffering people of the empire.

    View from the Northern Border

  • It describes a celebration to honour famous progeny from the dust bowl province.

    Capitol Offences: Dr. Foth Meets Uncle Sam

  • I suspect the scrofula, and consumption, to arise in the young progeny from the debility of the lymphatic and venous absorption produced in the parent by this innutritious fossile stimulus.

    Note XI

  • a viviparous offspring without sexual intercourse for nine or ten successive generations; and then the progeny is both male and female, which cohabit, and from these new females are produced eggs, which endure the winter; the same process probably occurs in many other insects.p. The potent wish in the productive hour

    Canto II

  • It's attracted praise from every quarter: from tabloids like The Daily Mail ( "an impressive debut for such a young performer") and People "insanely catchy ... a stunning, high-octane production that leaves little doubt that this precocious Hollywood progeny is the real deal" to typically snotty sites like Gawker ( "And, honestly?

    Vanessa Richmond: Willow Smith and America's Dirty Little Fame Secret

  • Dáa al-Fíl (Elephantine Evil), i.e. Elephantiasis and that the days between the beginning of the flow (Sabíl) to that of coition shows the age when the progeny will be attacked; for instance if it take place on the first day, the disease will appear in the tenth year, on the fourth the fortieth and so on.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Things have not been going so well on the political front for the advocates of intelligent design a k a the progeny of creationism.

    Alert! Alack! I have been quote mined! - The Panda's Thumb

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  • "I'm a child progeny."
    "Most children are."

    Calvin and Hobbes

    November 29, 2013

  • Ulysses Everett McGill may well be the best-dialogued character of our time.

    October 12, 2007

  • "... but it does put me in an awkward position vis-a-vis my progeny!" (O Brother, Where Art Thou?)

    October 12, 2007