Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Line of descent from an ancestor; hence, family; race; stock.
  • noun Synonyms Genealogy, etc. (see pedigree), birth, extraction, ancestry, family, descent.
  • noun Same as linage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Descent in a line from a common progenitor; progeny; race; descending line of offspring or ascending line of parentage.
  • noun advertising A number of lines of text in a column.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the number of lines in a piece of printed material
  • noun the descendants of one individual
  • noun the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
  • noun a rate of payment for written material that is measured according to the number of lines submitted
  • noun inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline

Etymologies

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From Middle English linage, from Old French linage, from ligne, from Latin linea ("line"); see line.

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Examples

  • ECW is an abomination, but that's only because, technically, it's supposed to be the continuation of the old fed - at least as far as the title lineage was concerned.

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  • The number one issue that drives deals in our model in our business is what we call lineage transition issues-estate planning, death, disability, disease, divorce-those are the kinds of things where there is something going on within the ownership, and that's why most deals that we close, we've been talking to for four, five, six, seven years of relationship building and know what is transpiring within the ownership of that company.

  • · The new title lineage feature allows you to pre-set histories for any championship in the game, allowing wrestler's old title reigns to be recognized.

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  • · The new title lineage feature allows you to pre-set histories for any championship in the game, allowing wrestler's old title reigns to be recognized.

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  • The new title lineage feature allows you to pre-set histories for any championship in the game, allowing wrestler's old title reigns to be recognized.

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  • · The new title lineage feature allows you to pre-set histories for any championship in the game, allowing wrestler's old title reigns to be recognized.

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  • The singular “they”: Its lineage is more distinguished than you might think [...]

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  • I suspect that there is a direct lineage from the SR polemics of the 30s to the debates in kids books today -- this is Julia Mickenberg territory.

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  • Our lineage is about operating in the personal realm, while the men take care of the political, civic, global.

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  • So of course the official Japanese lineage is entirely male.

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