Search Result for "parentage":
1. the state of being a parent;
- Example: "to everyone's surprise, parenthood reformed the man"
[syn: parenthood, parentage]
2. the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents;
[syn: parentage, birth]
3. the descendants of one individual;
- Example: "his entire lineage has been warriors"
[syn: lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Parentage \Par"ent*age\ (p[^a]r"ent*[asl]j; 277), n. [Cf. F. parentage relationship.] Descent from parents or ancestors; parents or ancestors considered with respect to their rank or character; extraction; birth; as, a man of noble parentage. "Wilt thou deny thy parentage?" --Shak. [1913 Webster] Though men esteem thee low of parentage. --Milton. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
19 Moby Thesaurus words for "parentage": ancestry, birth, bloodline, descent, extraction, family, grandfatherhood, grandmotherhood, grandparentage, heritage, line, lineage, origin, parenthood, pedigree, progenitorship, roots, stock, strain