Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The organism or organisms resulting from sexual or asexual reproduction.
  • noun A child or children of a parent or parents.
  • noun A person's descendants considered as a group.
  • noun A result or product.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable offspring or descendants.
  • noun countable result of a creative effort

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

  • noun the immediate descendants of a person

Etymologies

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

[Middle English progeni, from Old French progenie, from Latin prōgeniēs, from prōgignere, to beget; see progenitor.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French progenie, from Latin progenies.

Examples

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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”

  • 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.

    Archive 2004-09-12

  • 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

Comments

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

    October 12, 2007

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

    October 12, 2007

  • "I'm a child progeny."

    "Most children are."

    Calvin and Hobbes

    November 29, 2013