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Lineage Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    lineage n
  1. the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors" [syn: 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, filiation]
  3. the number of lines in a piece of printed material [syn: linage]
  4. a rate of payment for written material that is measured according to the number of lines submitted [syn: linage]
  5. inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline [syn: ancestry, derivation, filiation]
Lineage Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.

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  • Lineage: Lineage may refer to: In science: Lineage (anthropology) (or kinship ), descent group that can demonstrate their common descent from an ...
  • Lineage (Buddhism): An authentic lineage in Buddhism is the uninterrupted transmission of the Buddha's Dharma from teacher to disciple. The transmission ...
  • Lineage (evolution): An evolutionary lineage is a sequence of species , that form a line of descent, each new species the direct result of speciation from an ...
  • Lineage (video game): Lineage (리니지) is a medieval fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG ) released in the United States in 1998 by ...
  • Lineage (Angel): "Lineage" is episode 7 of season 5 in the television show Angel . Plot synopsis Summary : While the group investigates bio-mechanical cyborg ...

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