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Webster 1913 Edition


Lineage

Lin′e-age

(lĭn′ē̍-ā̍j; 48)
,
Noun.
[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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Lineage

LIN'EAGE

,
Noun.
Race; progeny; descendants in a line from a common progenitor.

Definition 2022


lineage

lineage

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Noun

lineage (plural lineages)

  1. Descent in a line from a common progenitor; progeny; race; descending line of offspring or ascending line of parentage.
    • 2011 July 19, Ella Davies, “Stick insects survive one million years without sex”, in BBC:
      They traced the ancient lineages of two species to reveal the insects' lengthy history of asexual reproduction.
  2. (advertising) A number of lines of text in a column.
    • 1927, William Leonard Crum, Advertising Fluctuations, Seasonal and Cyclical
      Total newspaper advertising lineage in the North Atlantic region

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  • lineage in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • lineage in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911