A father, mother and their sons and daughters; also called nuclear family. (noun)
A group of people related by blood, marriage, law, or custom. (noun)
A kin, tribe; also called extended family. (noun)
A rank in the classification of organisms, below order and above genus; a taxon at that rank. (noun)
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. (noun)
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. (noun)
A group of instrument having the same basic method of tone production. (noun)
A group of languages believed to have descended from the same ancestral language. (noun)
Used attributively. (noun)
Suitable for children and adults. (adjective)
Conservative, traditional. (adjective)
Examples of word family
We think she's better off as an addition to a family, despised by the first wife and her family***.
Dad was so flustered (you know how telegrams excite him: they offend all his antiquarian instincts!) -- well, the Bishop said -- _Am sending my favourite curate to call on you magnificent young fellow excellent family very worthy chap will be in Wolverhampton a day or two anxious to have him meet your family_.
For this is the form that every tabulation of family pedigree must assume; and therefore the mere fact that a scientific tabulation of natural affinities was eventually found to take the form of a tree, is in itself highly suggestive of the inference that such a tabulation represents a _family_ tree.
Having some faith in it, she arose immediately and made her wishes known to the family physician, that is, to the _family_, who kindly administered the remedy without delay.
Several years ago he related to the editor the history of the Rackrent family, and it was with some difficulty that he was persuaded to have it committed to writing; however, his feelings for "_the honour of the family_," as he expressed himself, prevailed over his habitual laziness, and he at length completed the narrative which is now aid before the public.