lineage 1[lin-ee-ij] SynonymsExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for lineage on noun

  1. lineal descent from an ancestor; ancestry or extraction: She could trace her lineage to the early Pilgrims.
  2. the line of descendants of a particular ancestor; family.

Origin of lineage 1 1275–1325; line(al) + -age; replacing Middle English linage Anglo-French; Old French lignage Vulgar Latin *līneāticum. See line1, -age Can be confusedlinage lineageSynonyms for lineage See more synonyms for on 1. pedigree, parentage, derivation, genealogy. 2. tribe, clan. lineage 2[lahy-nij] noun

  1. linage.

linage or line·age [lahy-nij] noun

  1. the number of printed lines, especially agate lines covered by a magazine article, newspaper advertisement, etc.
  2. the amount charged, paid, or received per printed line, as of a magazine article or short story.
  3. Archaic. alignment.

Origin of linage First recorded in 1880–85; line1 + -age Can be confusedlinage lineage Related Words for lineage origin, clan, pedigree, genealogy, descent, tribe, progeny, family, house, kin, breed, kindred, extraction, heredity, race, blood, birth, succession, line, offspring Examples from the Web for lineage Contemporary Examples of lineage

  • For me, in a weird way, I see a lineage between the first two records and this Voidz record.

    Julian Casablancas Enters the Void: On the Strokes’ Friction, Why He Left NYC, and Starting Over

    Marlow Stern

    October 9, 2014

  • Heinz traces its lineage to 1869 and first started making ketchup in 1876.

    McDonald’s Ditches Heinz To Keep Burger King Out of Its Business

    Daniel Gross

    October 28, 2013

  • He adds that he has “long been a fan of Hugo Boss’s vast tradition and lineage in extraordinary tailoring.”

    Jason Wu Hired at Boss Women; Man Allegedly Stabbed to Death With a Stiletto

    The Fashion Beast Team

    June 10, 2013

  • Once Udo Jr. realized his lineage, he also wanted in on the inheritance.

    Whose $40 Million Diamond Is It? An Italian Family Feud

    Barbie Latza Nadeau

    April 18, 2013

  • Its lineage and imagery persists in the worst of modern Arab and Muslim hate propaganda.

    A 10-Point Guide To Anti-Semitism And Its Perception

    Mark Gardner

    February 14, 2013

  • Historical Examples of lineage

  • Nothing that we know of in the circumstances of their birth or lineage will explain their appearance.

    The Republic


  • I envy you what smacks of a race, a name, an ancestry, a lineage.

    Lord Kilgobbin

    Charles Lever

  • I will not say nay to it, quoth he, and asked her name and lineage.

    The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade)

    Snorri Sturluson

  • He then commanded all the lineage of David to be put to death.

    Fox’s Book of Martyrs

    John Foxe

  • So too we are uninformed as to his lineage, except that his father’s name was Simon.

    Jesus the Christ

    James Edward Talmage

  • British Dictionary definitions for lineage lineage 1 noun

    1. direct descent from an ancestor, esp a line of descendants from one ancestor
    2. a less common word for derivation

    Word Origin for lineage C14: from Old French lignage, from Latin līnea line 1 lineage 2 noun

    1. a variant spelling of linage

    linage lineage noun

    1. the number of lines in a piece of written or printed matter
    2. payment for written material calculated according to the number of lines
    3. a less common word for alignment

    Word Origin and History for lineage n.

    late 17c. alteration (by influence of line (n.)) of Middle English linage (c.1300), from Old French lignage “descent, extraction, race,” from ligne “line,” from Latin linea (see line (n.)).

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