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Definitions and Synonyms of lineage | Another word for lineage | What is lineage?

Definition 1: inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for lineage in the sense of this definition

(lineage is a kind of ...) (genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents

(... is a kind of lineage ) properties attributable to your ancestry

"he comes from good origins"

(... is a kind of lineage ) ancestry of a purebred animal

(... are attributes of lineage) bred for many generations from member of a recognized breed or strain

(... are attributes of lineage) bred from parents of different varieties or species

Definition 2: the descendants of one individual - [noun denoting group]

Samples where lineage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his entire lineage has been warriors

Synonyms for lineage in the sense of this definition

(lineage is a kind of ...) successive generations of kin

(... is a kind of lineage ) people descended from a common ancestor

"his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"

(... is a kind of lineage ) a family line of descent

"he gets his brains from his father's side"

Definition 3: a rate of payment for written material that is measured according to the number of lines submitted - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for lineage in the sense of this definition

(lineage is a kind of ...) amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis

"a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5"

Definition 4: the number of lines in a piece of printed material - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for lineage in the sense of this definition

(lineage is a kind of ...) a concept of quantity involving zero and units

"every number has a unique position in the sequence"

Definition 5: the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for lineage in the sense of this definition

(lineage is a kind of ...) (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption

(... is a kind of lineage ) line of descent traced through both the maternal and paternal sides of the family

(... is a kind of lineage ) line of descent traced through one side of the family

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