Meaning of “lineage” in the English Dictionary

"lineage" in British English

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lineagenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈlɪn.i.ɪdʒ/ us /ˈlɪn.i.ɪdʒ/ formal
adjective uk /ˈlɪn.i.əl/ us /ˈlɪn.i.əl/

She claims lineal descent from Henry VIII.
adverb uk /ˈlɪn.i.ə.li/ us /ˈlɪn.i.ə.li/

(Definition of “lineage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lineage" in American English

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lineagenoun [ U ]


biology all the living things that are related directly to the same living thing that existed long ago

(Definition of “lineage” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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