Definition of FAMILY

noun : FAMILY

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

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

  • 6. (

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

  • 8. (

    ) 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" ;

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