Definition of Lineage

1. Noun. The descendants of one individual. "His entire lineage has been warriors"

2. Noun. The kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors.
Exact synonyms: Descent, Filiation, Line Of Descent
Generic synonyms: Family Relationship, Kinship, Relationship
Specialized synonyms: Bilateral Descent, Unilateral Descent
Derivative terms: Descend, Filiate

3. Noun. The number of lines in a piece of printed material.
Exact synonyms: Linage
Generic synonyms: Number

4. Noun. A rate of payment for written material that is measured according to the number of lines submitted.
Exact synonyms: Linage
Generic synonyms: Charge Per Unit, Rate

5. Noun. Inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline.
Exact synonyms: Ancestry, Derivation, Filiation
Generic synonyms: Hereditary Pattern, Inheritance
Specialized synonyms: Descent, Extraction, Origin, Bloodline, Pedigree
Attributes: Purebred, Crossbred
Derivative terms: Derive

Definition of Lineage

1. n. Descent in a line from a common progenitor; progeny; race; descending line of offspring or ascending line of parentage.

Definition of Lineage

1. Noun. Descent in a line from a common progenitor; progeny; race; descending line of offspring or ascending line of parentage. ¹

2. Noun. (advertising) A number of lines of text in a column. ¹

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Definition of Lineage

1. direct descent from an ancestor [n -S]

Medical Definition of Lineage

1. Term used to describe cells with a common ancestry, that is developing from the same type of identifiable immature cell. (04 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lineage

linea semilunaris
linea spiralis
linea splendens
linea sternalis
linea subcostalis
linea supracristalis
linea temporalis inferior
linea temporalis superior
linea trapezoidea
lineae albicantes
lineae atrophicae
lineae transversa ossi sacri
lineage (current term)
linear absorption coefficient
linear acceleration
linear accelerator

Literary usage of Lineage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1898)
"Name and lineage of Dorothy, wife of John Joyce. He died at 6. Basset.—Name and lineage of the wife of William Basset, sen., of Plymouth and Duxbury. ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1898)
"Cell lineage In a paper entitled "Considerations on Cell lineage, Based on a Reexamination of Some Points on the Development of Annelids and ..."

3. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1907)
"lineage. XL. 30. Another article in the catalogue of secondary circumstances, is that of race or lineage: the national race or lineage a man issues from. ..."

4. Toda Grammar and Texts by Murray Barnson Emeneau (1984)
"This does not contradict my information, since I recorded the last female and Prince Peter the last male of the lineage. It may be noted that it is ..."

5. Biology and Its Makers: With Portraits and Other Illustrations by William Albert Locy (1908)
"Cell-lineage.— While experimental work occupies the center of the stage, at the same time ... Studies in cell-lineage have led to an exact determination of ..."

6. A Description of the Coasts of East Africa and Malabar: In the Beginning of by Duarte Barbosa (1866)
"Their wives have the power of doing what they please with themselves with the nairs, or with other weavers : and they cannot mix with any other lineage ..."

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