bloodline bloodline  /b ˈləd ˌlaɪn/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the descendants of one individual
  2. (n) ancestry of a purebred animal

Usage(s):

  1. Despite his modern management approach, company watchers don't expect him to choose someone outside the bloodline to take his place, no matter how qualified that person may be.
  2. I don't mean a bloodline.
  3. The Windsors, in a theory pushed by Dodi's father, could not bear the idea of a Muslim strain in their bloodline.

News

  • Black 47 Takes on the War

    MARCH is the biggest month of the year for our bloodline. Everything Irish is hot for the party that starts now and ends sometime later this month. For one band, this month will be about telling stories from the front lines of the war.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Irish Central

Quotes

  1. "There's a bloodline factor there," Flames general manager Darryl Sutter, one of six brothers to play in the NHL, said Saturday.
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Darryl Sutter Source: Montreal Gazette

  2. "At their best, the arts and humanities express the ideals that define our nation," said President George W. Bush. "The United States is a country defined not by bloodline, race, or creed, but by our character and convictions. We are united...
    on Feb 28, 2008 By: President Bush Source: FOXBusiness

  3. "Baigent and Leigh are only two of a number of authors who have written about the bloodline story, and yet I went out of my way to mention them for being the one who brought the story to mainstream attention," Brown said in the statement. "I...
    on Mar 13, 2006 By: Dan Brown Source: International Herald Tribune

Word of the Day
subordinate subordinate
/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /