Noun Definition

family

1.Definition: (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera

"Sharks belong to the fish family"

Category: General

2.Definition: a collection of things sharing a common attribute

Related Noun(s):class, category

Category: General

3.Definition: a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities

Related Noun(s):syndicate, mob

Category: General

4.Definition: a person having kinship with another or others

"He's kin", "He's family"

Related Noun(s):kin, kinsperson

Category: People

5.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):home, house, menage, household

Category: General

6.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):fellowship

Category: General

7.Definition: people descended from a common ancestor

"His family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"

Related Noun(s):folk, kinsfolk, phratry, kinfolk, sept

Category: General

8.Definition: primary social group; parents and children

"He wanted to have a good job before starting a family"

Category: General