lineage lineage  /ˈlɪ ni ədʒ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the descendants of one individual
  2. (n) the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
  3. (n) the number of lines in a piece of printed material
  4. (n) a rate of payment for written material that is measured according to the number of lines submitted
  5. (n) inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline

Usage(s):

  1. If you're serious about tracing your lineage, you'll probably still click on stalwarts like Ancestry.
  2. The Path to a New Pontiff It's often about politics and personalities: Measuring Up To History The papal lineage is replete with saints, nobles and even a few knaves.
  3. Even though it now operates out of a 400-acre West Virginia compound, Resistance has global lineage.

News

  1. Lineage Therapeutics Markets Authorized Generic Epinephrine Auto-Injector

    HORSHAM, Pa., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineage Therapeutics Inc. has announced the US launch of its generic epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector, the authorized generic of Adrenaclick® by Amedra ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. DNA tests say what about prince?

    Britain's royal family has long been taunted for its German roots, but now a more exotic lineage can be revealed after evidence emerged indicating that Prince William is the direct descendant of an Indian woman.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNN

  3. DNA tests reveal Prince William's Indian ancestry

    Britain's royal family has long been taunted for its German roots, but now a more exotic lineage can be revealed after evidence emerged indicating that Prince William is the direct descendant of an Indian woman.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNN

Quotes

  1. "It makes more sense to me," Ms Obama says. "If the patriarch in our lineage was Fraser, a shoemaker with one arm, an entrepreneur, someone who was able to own property, and with sheer effort and determination was able to build a life in this...
    on Feb 14, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: The Canberra Times

  2. "It appears he put those commanders in place without regard to political affiliation, lineage or cliques that have plagued the police ...... department for years," said Brookins.
    on May 9, 2008 By: Brookins Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. "Brady comes from an amazing basketball lineage in Canada," Drew said. "His uncle (Jay Triano) was a great player and now coaches in the NBA (Toronto), his dad (Tom Heslip) was a great college player and his grandfather (Howie Triano) was...
    on Jun 9, 2010 By: Scott Drew Source: ESPN

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