HyperDic: family_unit

English > 1 sense of the expression family unit:
NOUNgroupfamily unit, familyprimary social group
English > family unit: 1 sense > noun 1, group
Meaningprimary social group; parents and children.
Synonymfamily
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

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