- (uncountable) Offspring or descendants considered as a group.
- I treasure this five-generation photograph of my great-great grandmother and her progeny.
- (uncountable, obsolete) Descent, lineage, ancestry.
- 1591, William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Sixt”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene iii], page 109 ↗, column 1:
- Beſides, all French and France exclaimes on thee, / Doubting thy Birth and lawfull Progenie. / Who ioyn’ſt thou with, but with a Lordly Nation, / That will not truſt thee, but for profits ſake ?
- (countable) A result of a creative effort.
- His dissertation is his most important intellectual progeny to date.
- French: descendant, progéniture, descendance
- German: Nachkommen, Nachfahren, Nachkommenschaft
- Italian: progenie
- Portuguese: progénie (Portugal), progênie (Brazil), descendência, prole
- Russian: пото́мство
- Spanish: descendiente
- Russian: детище