lineage

1
[ lin-ee-ij ]
/ ˈlɪn i ɪdʒ /

noun

lineal descent from an ancestor; ancestry or extraction: She could trace her lineage to the early Pilgrims.
the line of descendants of a particular ancestor; family.

Origin of lineage

1
1275–1325; line(al) + -age; replacing Middle English linage < Anglo-French; Old French lignage < Vulgar Latin *līneāticum. See line1, -age

Can be confused

linage lineage

Definition for lineage (2 of 3)

lineage

2
[ lahy-nij ]
/ ˈlaɪ nɪdʒ /

noun

Definition for lineage (3 of 3)

linage

or line·age

[ lahy-nij ]
/ ˈlaɪ nɪdʒ /

noun

the number of printed lines, especially agate lines covered by a magazine article, newspaper advertisement, etc.
the amount charged, paid, or received per printed line, as of a magazine article or short story.
Archaic. alignment.

Origin of linage

First recorded in 1880–85; line1 + -age

Can be confused

linage lineage
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British Dictionary definitions for lineage (1 of 3)

lineage

1
/ (ˈlɪnɪɪdʒ) /

noun

direct descent from an ancestor, esp a line of descendants from one ancestor
a less common word for derivation

Word Origin for lineage

C14: from Old French lignage, from Latin līnea line 1

British Dictionary definitions for lineage (2 of 3)

lineage

2
/ (ˈlaɪnɪdʒ) /

noun

a variant spelling of linage

British Dictionary definitions for lineage (3 of 3)

linage

lineage

/ (ˈlaɪnɪdʒ) /

noun

the number of lines in a piece of written or printed matter
payment for written material calculated according to the number of lines
a less common word for alignment
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