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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • n. A fundamental social group in society typically consisting of one or two parents and their children.
  • n. Two or more people who share goals and values, have long-term commitments to one another, and reside usually in the same dwelling place.
  • n. All the members of a household under one roof.
  • n. A group of persons sharing common ancestry. See Usage Note at collective noun.
  • n. Lineage, especially distinguished lineage.
  • n. A locally independent organized crime unit, as of the Cosa Nostra.
  • n. A group of like things; a class.
  • n. A group of individuals derived from a common stock: the family of human beings.
  • n. Biology A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below an order and above a genus. A family usually consists of several genera. See Table at taxonomy.
  • n. Linguistics A group of languages descended from the same parent language, such as the Indo-European language family.
  • n. Mathematics A set of functions or surfaces that can be generated by varying the parameters of a general equation.
  • n. Chemistry A group of elements with similar chemical properties.
  • n. Chemistry A vertical column in the periodic table of elements.
  • adj. Of or having to do with a family: family problems.
  • adj. Being suitable for a family: family movies.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • n. A father, mother and their sons and daughters; also called nuclear family.
  • n. A group of people related by blood, marriage, law, or custom.
  • n. A kin, tribe; also called extended family.
  • n. A rank in the classification of organisms, below order and above genus; a taxon at that rank.
  • n. A group of people who live together, or one that is similar to one that is related by blood, marriage, law, or custom, or members of one's intimate social group.
  • n. Any group or aggregation of things classed together as kindred or related from possessing in common characteristics which distinguish them from other things of the same order.
  • n. A group of instrument having the same basic method of tone production.
  • n. A group of languages believed to have descended from the same ancestral language.
  • n. Used attributively.
  • adj. Suitable for children and adults.
  • adj. Conservative, traditional.
  • adj. Homosexual.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • n. The collective body of persons who live in one house, and under one head or manager; a household, including parents, children, and servants, and, as the case may be, lodgers or boarders.
  • n. The group comprising a husband and wife and their dependent children, constituting a fundamental unit in the organization of society.
  • n. Those who descend from one common progenitor; a tribe, clan, or race; kindred; house
  • n. Course of descent; genealogy; line of ancestors; lineage.
  • n. Honorable descent; noble or respectable stock.
  • n. A group of kindred or closely related individuals
  • n. A group of organisms, either animal or vegetable, related by certain points of resemblance in structure or development, more comprehensive than a genus, because it is usually based on fewer or less pronounced points of likeness. In zoölogy a family is less comprehesive than an order; in botany it is often considered the same thing as an order.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • n. The collective body of persons who form one household under one head and one domestic government, including parents, children, and servants, and as sometimes used even lodgers or boarders.
  • n. Parents with their children, whether they dwell together or not; in a more general sense, any group of persons closely related by blood, as parents, children, uncles, aunts, and cousins: often used in a restricted sense only of a group of parents and children founded upon the principle of monogamy.
  • n. In a narrow use, the children of the same parents, considered collectively apart from the parents: as, they (a husband and wife) have a large family to care for; a family of children.
  • n. In the most general sense, those who descend from a common progenitor; a tribe or race; kindred; lineage.
  • n. Hence Any group or aggregation of things classed together as kindred or related from possessing in common characteristics which distinguish them from other things of the same order.
  • n. Specifically In scientific classifications, a group of individuals more comprehensive than a genus and less so than an order, based on fewer or less definite points of physical resemblance than the former, and on more or more definite ones than the latter.
  • n. Course of descent; genealogy.
  • n. Descent: especially, noble or respectable stock: as, a man of good family.
  • n. A cluster of microscopic plants formed by the adherence of a number of individuals; a colony.
  • Pertaining to or connected with the family.
  • n. In petrography the term is used by Rosenbusch to embrace igneous rocks which are alike in composition and texture: as, the family of syenitic rocks; the family of essexite; the family of phonolitic rocks. In the quantitative system of classification (1902) it is suggested that the term be applied to a group of igneous rocks which are developed from the same parent magma by processes of differentiation — that is, any group of consanguineous rocks.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • n. primary social group; parents and children
  • n. a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
  • n. an association of people who share common beliefs or activities
  • n. a person having kinship with another or others
  • n. a social unit living together
  • n. people descended from a common ancestor
  • n. a collection of things sharing a common attribute
  • n. (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera
  • Equivalent
    Words with the same meaning
    kindred    house    genealogy    lineage    patronymic    class   
    Words with the same terminal sound
    Bramley    multifamily   
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    Words that are found in similar contexts
    friend    child    group    party    house    member    character    individual    element    industry