phonetic symbol: / fǽməli | fǽmli / 

family - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ primary social group
■ parents and children
・he wanted to have a good job before starting a family
family unit

[ noun ]
■ people descended from a common ancestor
・his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower
family line , folk , kinfolk , kinsfolk , phratry , sept

[ noun ]
■ a collection of things sharing a common attribute
category , class

[ noun ]
■ a social unit living together
・he moved his family to Virginia
home , house , household , menage

[ noun ]
■ (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera
・sharks belong to the fish family

[ noun ]
■ 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

[ noun ]
■ a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
crime syndicate , mob , syndicate

[ noun ]
■ a person having kinship with another or others
・he's family
kin , kinsperson

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