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  Definition of family
  1. primary social group; parents and children; "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"
  2. people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"
  3. a collection of things sharing a common attribute; "there are two classes of detergents"
  4. 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"
  5. (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera; "sharks belong to the fish family"
  6. 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"
  7. a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
  8. a person having kinship with another or others; "he''s kin"; "he''s family"
Similar Words: family unit, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry, class, category, household, house, home, menage, fellowship, syndicate, crime syndicate, mob, kin, kinsperson

 

Hyponyms: couple, mates, match, marriage, married couple, man and wife, Marx Brothers, people, homefolk, house, dynasty, name, gens, Larvacea, class Larvacea, Diplopoda, class Diplopoda, Myriapoda, class Myriapoda, Malacostraca, subclass Malacostraca, grammatical category, syntactic category, substitution class, paradigm, stamp, declension, conjugation, denomination, nuclear family, conjugal family, extended family, foster family, foster home, menage a trois, Filoviridae, bacteria family, protoctist family, Endamoebidae, family Endamoebidae, fish family, chordate family, bird family, amphibian family, reptile family, arthropod family, mammal family, coelenterate family, ctenophore family, worm family, mollusk family, Panorpidae, family Panorpidae, Bittacidae, family Bittacidae, echinoderm family, form family, moss family, monocot family, liliopsid family, dicot family, magnoliopsid family, fungus family, plant family, fern family, koinonia, Mafia, Maffia, Cosa Nostra, affine

 

Member Meronyms: order

 

Derivational Morphology: categorize, categorise, relegate, classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate, home

 

Language Translations:
Breton: familh and kerentiad and kerentiezh   Bulgarian: рода and семеен and семейство  
Chinese: 家庭 and 家族   Danish: familie and familie- and slægt  
Dutch: familie   Esperanto: familio  
Finnish: heimo and perhe and suku   French: famille and parent  
Greek: οικογένεια   Hindi: परिवार  
Hungarian: család and családi   Icelandic: ætt and fjölskylda  
Interlingua: familiar   Japanese: and 種族 and 親戚 and 家族  
Polish: rodzina and rodzinny   Portuguese: família and familiar  
Russian: род and семейный and семейство and семья   Slovak: rodinný  
Slovene: družina and družinski   Swedish: börd and familj  
Turkish: aile   Vietnamese: gia đinh  
 
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