Lineage Definition

lĭnē-ĭj
lineages
noun
lineages
Direct descent from an ancestor.
Webster's New World
Ancestry; family; stock.
Webster's New World
Derivation.
American Heritage
Descendants from a common ancestor.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Lineage

Noun

Singular:
lineage
Plural:
lineages

Origin of Lineage

  • From Middle English linage, from Old French linage, from ligne, from Latin linea (“line"); see line.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English linage, lineage from Old French lignage from ligne line line1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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