Dictionary Results for family


1. family - noun

· 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"; "the family refused to accept his will"

Synonym(s): household, house, home, menage

Hypernym(s): unit, social_unit




2. family - noun

· primary social group; parents and children; "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"

Synonym(s): family_unit

Hypernym(s): kin, kin_group, kinship_group, kindred, clan, tribe




3. family - noun

· a collection of things sharing a common attribute; "there are two classes of detergents"

Synonym(s): class, category

Hypernym(s): collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage




4. family - noun

· people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"

Synonym(s): family_line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry

Hypernym(s): lineage, line, line_of_descent, descent, bloodline, blood_line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock




5. family - noun

· a person having kinship with another or others; "he's kin"; "he's family"

Synonym(s): kin, kinsperson

Hypernym(s): relative, relation




6. family - noun

· (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera; "sharks belong to the fish family"

Hypernym(s): taxonomic_group, taxonomic_category, taxon




7. family - noun

· a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities

Synonym(s): syndicate, crime_syndicate, mob

Hypernym(s): organized_crime, gangland, gangdom




8. family - noun

· 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(s): fellowship

Hypernym(s): association





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