Definitions for family

Definitions for (noun) family

Main entry: family, family unit

Definition: primary social group; parents and children

Usage: he wanted to have a good job before starting a family

Main entry: family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, sept

Definition: people descended from a common ancestor

Usage: his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower

Main entry: class, category, family

Definition: a collection of things sharing a common attribute

Usage: there are two classes of detergents

Main entry: home, house, household, family, menage

Definition: a social unit living together

Usage: 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

Main entry: family

Definition: (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera

Usage: sharks belong to the fish family

Main entry: family, fellowship

Definition: an association of people who share common beliefs or activities

Usage: the message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family; the church welcomed new members into its fellowship

Main entry: crime syndicate, syndicate, mob, family

Definition: a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities

Main entry: family, kin, kinsperson

Definition: a person having kinship with another or others

Usage: he's kin; he's family

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