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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