1. [ noun ] the descendants of one individual
Synonyms: stock ancestry pedigree line blood origin blood_line bloodline parentage stemma descent line_of_descent

"his entire lineage has been warriors"

Related terms: genealogy breed family side rear
2. [ noun ] (mathematics) the number of lines in a piece of printed material
Synonyms: linage
Related terms: number
3. [ noun ] (accounting,business) a rate of payment for written material that is measured according to the number of lines submitted
Synonyms: linage
Related terms: rate
4. [ noun ] (biology) the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
Synonyms: line_of_descent filiation descent
Related terms: kinship bilateral_descent unilateral_descent filiate
5. [ noun ] (genetics) inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
Synonyms: derivation filiation ancestry
Related terms: inheritance origin breed pedigree derive crossbred purebred
Similar spelling:   linage