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Lineage definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LIN'EAGE, n.
Race; progeny; descendants in a line from a common progenitor.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors" [syn: lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock]
2: the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors [syn: descent, line of descent, lineage, filiation]
3: the number of lines in a piece of printed material [syn: linage, lineage]
4: a rate of payment for written material that is measured according to the number of lines submitted [syn: linage, lineage]
5: inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline [syn: ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiation]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Date: 14th century 1. a. descent in a line from a common progenitor b. derivation 2. a group of individuals tracing descent from a common ancestor; especially such a group of persons whose common ancestor is regarded as its founder II. variant of linage

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. lineal descent; ancestry, pedigree. Etymology: ME f. OF linage, lignage f. Rmc f. L linea LINE(1)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lineage 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(lineages) Someone's lineage is the series of families from which they are directly descended. (FORMAL) They can trace their lineage directly back to the 18th century. N-VAR

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

lin'-e-aj (patria): Found only once in Lu 2:4 (the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) "family"), and signifying the line of paternal family descent. A word pregnant in meaning among the Jews, who kept all family records with religious care, as may be seen from the long genealogical records found everywhere in the Old Testament.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Progeny, race, family, house, genealogy, descent, line, birth, breed, extraction.

Moby Thesaurus

Indian file, affiliation, aftermath, ancestry, animal kingdom, apparentation, array, articulation, bank, birth, blood, bloodline, branch, breed, brood, buzz, catena, catenation, chain, chain reaction, chaining, children, clan, class, coming after, common ancestry, concatenation, conclusion, connection, consanguinity, consecution, consecutiveness, consequence, continuation, continuity, continuum, course, cycle, deme, derivation, descendant, descendants, descent, direct line, distaff side, drone, dynasty, effect, endless belt, endless round, extension, extraction, family, family tree, female line, file, filiation, folk, following, forebears, forefathers, fruit, gamut, genealogy, gens, gradation, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, heir, heirs, hostages to fortune, house, hum, inheritors, issue, kids, kind, kindred, line, line of descent, little ones, logical sequence, male line, matriclan, monotone, nation, new generation, nexus, offspring, order, order of succession, origin, parentage, patriclan, pedigree, pendulum, people, periodicity, phratry, phyle, phylum, plant kingdom, plenum, posteriority, posterity, postposition, powder train, procession, progeny, progression, prolongation, queue, race, range, rank, recurrence, reticulation, rising generation, rotation, round, routine, row, run, scale, seed, sept, sequel, sequence, series, side, single file, sons, spear side, species, spectrum, spindle side, stem, stirps, stock, strain, string, subjunction, succession, successiveness, successor, suffixation, swath, sword side, thread, tier, totem, train, treasures, tribe, windrow, younglings, youngsters



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