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Meaning & Definition of Family in English

English

Family

/fæməli/

noun

1. A social unit living together

  • "He moved his family to virginia"
  • "It was a good christian household"
  • "I waited until the whole house was asleep"
  • "The teacher asked how many people made up his home"
    synonym:
  • family
  • ,
  • household
  • ,
  • house
  • ,
  • home
  • ,
  • menage

2. Primary social group

  • Parents and children
  • "He wanted to have a good job before starting a family"
    synonym:
  • family
  • ,
  • family unit

3. A collection of things sharing a common attribute

  • "There are two classes of detergents"
    synonym:
  • class
  • ,
  • category
  • ,
  • family

4. People descended from a common ancestor

  • "His family has lived in massachusetts since the mayflower"
    synonym:
  • family
  • ,
  • family line
  • ,
  • folk
  • ,
  • kinfolk
  • ,
  • kinsfolk
  • ,
  • sept
  • ,
  • phratry

5. A person having kinship with another or others

  • "He's kin"
  • "He's family"
    synonym:
  • kin
  • ,
  • kinsperson
  • ,
  • family

6. (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera

  • "Sharks belong to the fish family"
    synonym:
  • family

7. A loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities

    synonym:
  • syndicate
  • ,
  • crime syndicate
  • ,
  • mob
  • ,
  • family

8. An association of people who share common beliefs or activities

  • "The message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family"
  • "The church welcomed new members into its fellowship"
    synonym:
  • family
  • ,
  • fellowship

Examples of using

Tom's family often runs out of food near the end of the month.
Leave my family alone!
She has to keep her powers hidden from her family.