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    family - Dictionary definition and meaning for word family

    Definition
    (noun) a social unit living together
    Synonyms : home , house , household , menage
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) primary social group; parents and children
    Synonyms : family unit
    Example Sentence
    • he wanted to have a good job before starting a family
    Definition
    (noun) a collection of things sharing a common attribute
    Synonyms : category , class
    Example Sentence
    • there are two classes of detergents
    Definition
    (noun) people descended from a common ancestor
    Synonyms : family line , folk , kinfolk , kinsfolk , phratry , sept
    Example Sentence
    • his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower
    Definition
    (noun) a person having kinship with another or others
    Synonyms : kin , kinsperson
    Example Sentence
    • he's kin
    • he's family
    Definition
    (noun) (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera
    Example Sentence
    • sharks belong to the fish family
    Definition
    (noun) a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
    Synonyms : crime syndicate , mob , syndicate
    Definition
    (noun) an association of people who share common beliefs or activities
    Synonyms : fellowship
    Example Sentence
    • the message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family
    • the church welcomed new members into its fellowship
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