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family

fam·i·ly

family

 
pronunciation:
fae mih li [or] faem li
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
inflections: families
definition 1: a group consisting of parents and their children.
 
synonyms:
folk
similar words:
clan, extended family, house, household, kin, kindred, ménage
definition 2: all of one's ancestors and descendants; those related by blood kinship.
synonyms:
ancestry, kin, kindred, kinfolk, people, relations
similar words:
ancestors, clan, descendants, folk, offspring, progeny, relatives
definition 3: all those persons descended from a common ancestor.
synonyms:
descendants, lineage, offspring, posterity, progeny
similar words:
blood, clan, folk, kindred, kinfolk, parentage, people, relation, relatives
definition 4: any group living together, as if they were related by blood, in a single household.
synonyms:
house, household, ménage
similar words:
clan, folk, kindred, people
definition 5: any group of things related in form, function, or period of manufacture or origin.
synonyms:
category, class, genus, group
similar words:
kind, order, type
definition 6: in biology, the subdivision of an order.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to a family.
a family membership in the sports club
synonyms:
household
similar words:
domestic, familial, home
definition 2: belonging to a family.
the family cat
similar words:
domestic, familial, home, household
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