HyperDic: family

English > 8 senses of the word family:
NOUNgroupfamily, household, house, home, menagea social unit living together
groupfamily, family unitprimary social group
groupfamily, class, categorya collection of things sharing a common attribute
groupfamily, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratrypeople descended from a common ancestor
person family, kin, kinspersona person having kinship / kinship with another or others
groupfamily(biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera
groupfamily, syndicate, crime syndicate, moba loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
groupfamily, fellowshipan association of people who share common beliefs or activities
family > pronunciation
Soundsfae'mahliy; fae'mliy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > family: 8 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA social unit living together.
Example"he moved his family to Virginia"
Synonymshousehold, house, home, menage
Narrowerbroken homeA family in which the parents have separated or divorced
extended familyA family consisting of the nuclear family and their blood relatives
foster familyThe family of a fosterling
foster homeA household in which an orphaned or delinquent child is placed (usually by a social-service agency)
menage a troishousehold for three
nuclear family, conjugal familyA family consisting of parents and their children and grandparents of a marital partner
Broaderunit, social unitAn organization regarded as part of a larger / larger social group
Spanishcasa, familia, hogar, menaje
Catalancasa, família, llar
English > family: 8 senses > noun 2, group
Meaningprimary social group; parents and children.
Example"he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"
Synonymfamily unit
InstancesBronte sistersA 19th century family of three sisters who all wrote novels
Marx BrothersA family of United States comedians consisting of four brothers with an anarchic sense of humor
Memberschild, kidA human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
parentA father or mother
sibling, sibA person's brother or sister
Narrowercouple, mates, matchA pair of people who live together
marriage, married couple, man and wifeTwo people who are married to each other
Broaderkin, kin group, kinship group, kindred, clan, tribegroup of people related by blood or marriage
Spanishfamilia, unidad familiar
Catalanfamília, unitat familiar
Adjectivesfamilialrelating to or having the characteristics / characteristics of a family
English > family: 8 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningA collection of things sharing a common attribute.
Synonymsclass, category
Memberssuperphylum(biology) a taxonomic group ranking between a phylum and below a class or subclass
Narrowerbrass family(music) the family of brass instruments
conjugationA class of verbs having the same inflectional forms
declensionA class of nouns or pronouns or adjectives in Indo-European languages having the same (or very similar) inflectional forms
denominationA class of one kind of unit in a system of numbers or measures or weights or money
grammatical category, syntactic category(grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties
histocompatibility complexA family of fifty or more genes on the sixth human chromosome that code for proteins on the surfaces of cells and that play a role in the immune response
sexEither of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided
stampA type or class
substitution class, paradigmThe class of all items that can be substituted into the same position (or slot) in a grammatical sentence (are in paradigmatic relation with one another)
violin family(music) the family of bowed stringed instruments
woodwind family(music) the family of woodwind instruments
Broadercollection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblageSeveral things grouped together or considered as a whole
Spanishcategoría, clase, familia
Catalancategoria, classe, família
English > family: 8 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningPeople descended from a common ancestor.
Example"his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"
Synonymsfamily line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry
NarrowerdynastyA sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
homefolkThe people of your home locality (especially your own family)
housearistocratic family line
name, gensfamily based on male descent
peopleMembers of a family line
Broaderlineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stockThe descendants of one individual
Spanishfamilia, hermandad, linaje, línea familiar, pariente, parientes
Catalanfamília, línia familiar, parents
English > family: 8 senses > noun 5, person
MeaningA person having kinship / kinship with another or others.
Example "he's family"
Synonymskin, kinsperson
Narroweraffine(anthropology) kin by marriage
Broaderrelative, relationA person related by blood or marriage
Spanishfamilia, familiar, pariente
Catalanfamília, familiar, parent
Adjectivesfamilialoccurring among members of a family usually by heredity
English > family: 8 senses > noun 6, group
Meaning(biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera.
Example"sharks belong to the fish family"
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
Member oforder(biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families
MembersArenaviridaeA family of arborviruses carried by arthropods
BunyaviridaeA large family of arboviruses that affect a wide range of hosts (mainly vertebrates and arthropods)
FlaviviridaeA family of arboviruses carried by arthropods
ReoviridaeA family of arboviruses carried by arthropods
RhabdoviridaeA family of arborviruses carried by arthropods
TogaviridaeA family of arboviruses carried by arthropods
genus(biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species
subfamily(biology) a taxonomic category below a family
tribe(biology) a taxonomic category between a genus and a subfamily
NarrowerBittacidae, family BittacidaeA family of predacious tropical insects of the order Mecoptera
Endamoebidae, family EndamoebidaeA large family of endoparasitic amebas that invade the digestive tract
FiloviridaeA family of threadlike RNA viruses that cause diseases in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys and chimpanzees)
Panorpidae, family PanorpidaeA family of insects of the order Mecoptera
amphibian familyAny family of amphibians
arthropod familyAny of the arthropods
bacteria familyA family of bacteria
bird familyA family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
chordate familyAny family in the phylum Chordata
coelenterate familyA family of coelenterates
ctenophore familyA family of ctenophores
dicot family, magnoliopsid familyfamily of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
echinoderm familyA family of echinoderms
fern familyfamilies of ferns and fern allies
fish familyAny of various families of fish
form family(biology) an artificial taxonomic category for organisms of which the true relationships are obscure
fungus familyIncludes lichen families
mammal familyA family of mammals
mollusk familyA family of mollusks
monocot family, liliopsid familyfamily of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
moss familyA family of mosses
plant familyA family of plants
protoctist familyAny of the families of Protoctista
reptile familyA family of reptiles
worm familyA family of worms
Broadertaxonomic group, taxonomic category, taxonanimal or plant group having natural relations
Spanishfamilia, família, familiar
Catalanfamília, familiar
English > family: 8 senses > noun 7, group
MeaningA loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities.
Synonymssyndicate, crime syndicate, mob
NarrowerMafia, Maffia, Cosa NostraA crime syndicate in the United States
Broaderorganized crime, gangland, gangdomunderworld organizations
Spanishsindicato
English > family: 8 senses > noun 8, group
MeaningAn association of people who share common beliefs or activities.
Example"the message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family"
Synonymfellowship
NarrowerkoinoniaChristian fellowship or communion with God or with fellow Christians
BroaderassociationA formal organization of people or groups of people
Spanishconfraternidad

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