What does lineage mean?

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ˈlɪn i ɪdʒlin·eage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stocknoun

    the descendants of one individual

    "his entire lineage has been warriors"

  2. descent, line of descent, lineage, filiationnoun

    the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors

  3. linage, lineagenoun

    the number of lines in a piece of printed material

  4. linage, lineagenoun

    a rate of payment for written material that is measured according to the number of lines submitted

  5. ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiationnoun

    inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline


  1. lineagenoun

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

  2. lineagenoun

    A number of lines of text in a column.

  3. Etymology: From linage, from linage, from ligne, from linea; see line.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Lineagenoun

    Race; progeny; family, ascending or descending.

    Etymology: linage, French.

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

    Joseph was of the house and lineage of David. Luke ii. 4.

    The Tirsan cometh forth with all his generation or lineage, the males before him, and the females following him; and if there be a mother from whose body the whole lineage is descended, there is a traverse where she sitteth. Francis Bacon.

    Men of mighty fame,
    And from th’ immortal gods their lineage came. Dryden.

    No longer shall the widow’d land bemoan
    A broken lineage, and a doubtful throne,
    But boast her royal progeny’s increase,
    And count the pledges of her future peace. Addison.

    This care was infused into them by God himself, in order to ascertain the descent of the Messiah, and to prove that he was, as the prophets had foretold, of the tribe of Judah, and of the lineage of David. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lineagenoun

    descent in a line from a common progenitor; progeny; race; descending line of offspring or ascending line of parentage

  2. Etymology: [OE. linage, F. lignage, fr. L. linea line. See 3d Line.]


  1. Lineage

    An evolutionary lineage is a sequence of species, that form a line of descent, each new species the direct result of speciation from an immediate ancestral species. Lineages are subsets of the evolutionary tree of life. Lineages are often determined by the techniques of molecular systematics.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lineage in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lineage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of lineage in a Sentence

  1. Kasetsart University:

    King Maha Vajiralongkorn kindly wished that Khun Thong Daeng's lineage be extended so that the people may remember late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Khun Thong Daeng.

  2. Caitlin Pepperell:

    The strain from Troy belongs to a lineage that is not commonly associated with human disease in the modern world, we speculate that human infections in the ancient world were acquired from a pool of bacteria that moved readily between humans, livestock and the environment.

  3. Frank Lyko:

    What we see in slow motion with the marbled crayfish evolution is something that happens during the very early stages of tumour formation, in many ways, the invasive expansion of [the marbled crayfish] is analogous to a cancerous lineage spreading asexually at the expense of its host.

  4. Daniel Lieberman:

    It's a glimpse into what set the human lineage on a separate evolutionary path from our ape cousins.

  5. William Lee:

    This is the first time we felt confident to say that Delta is the most prevalent lineage in the U.S..

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