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 Dictionary entry overview: What does parentage mean? 

  The noun PARENTAGE has 3 senses:

1. the state of being a parent
2. the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents
3. the descendants of one individual

  Familiarity information: PARENTAGE used as a noun is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1parentage [BACK TO TOP]


The state of being a parent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


parentage; parenthood

Context example:

to everyone's surprise, parenthood reformed the man

Hypernyms ("parentage" is a kind of...):

adulthood (the state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturity)

Sense 2parentage [BACK TO TOP]


The kinship relation of an offspring to the parents

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas


parentage; birth

Hypernyms ("parentage" is a kind of...):

family relationship; kinship; relationship ((anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption)

Sense 3parentage [BACK TO TOP]


The descendants of one individual

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects


ancestry; blood line; bloodline; pedigree; lineage; blood; stemma; line of descent; parentage; origin; descent; stock; line

Context example:

his entire lineage has been warriors

Hypernyms ("parentage" is a kind of...):

family tree; genealogy (successive generations of kin)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "parentage"):

family; family line; folk; kinfolk; kinsfolk; phratry; sept (people descended from a common ancestor)

breed (a special lineage)

side (a family line of descent)

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