Definitions for: Lineage


[n] inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
[n] the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
[n] a rate of payment for written material that is measured according to the number of lines submitted
[n] the number of lines in a piece of printed material
[n] the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors



Webster (1913) Definition: Lin"e*age (l[i^]n"[-e]*[asl]j; 48), n. [OE. linage, F.
lignage, fr. L. linea line. See 3d Line.]
Descent in a line from a common progenitor; progeny; race;
descending line of offspring or ascending line of parentage.

Both the lineage and the certain sire From which I
sprung, from me are hidden yet. --Spenser.

Synonyms: ancestry, ancestry, blood, blood line, bloodline, derivation, descent, descent, filiation, filiation, linage, linage, line, line of descent, line of descent, origin, parentage, pedigree, stock

See Also: bilateral descent, bloodline, breed, breed, charge per unit, descent, extraction, family, family line, family relationship, family tree, folk, genealogy, hereditary pattern, inheritance, kinfolk, kinsfolk, kinship, number, origin, pedigree, phratry, rate, relationship, sept, side, strain, unilateral descent

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