the founder of a family;
"keep the faith of our forefathers"
person from an earlier time who contributed to the tradition shared by some group;
"our forefathers brought forth a great nation"
- My forefather came to the USA 200 years ago.
- Avenge the slain forefather by vanquishing Major Duke.
Modern man has far more knowledge..than his forefathers had.出自： J. W. Krutch
- descendant 后裔