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  • adj. Upward in direction or proclivity.
  • n. A person from whom one is descended.
  • n. A position of power or control.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. tending or directed upward.
  • adj. having the most important influence.
  • n. position or state of being dominant or in control.
  • n. someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote that a grandparent).

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

  • adj. most powerful or important or influential
  • adj. tending or directed upward
  • n. someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
  • n. position or state of being dominant or in control

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