Associations to the word «Family»

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FAMILY, noun. (countable) A group of people who are closely related to one another (by blood, marriage or adoption); for example, a set of parents and their children; an immediate family.
FAMILY, noun. (countable) An extended family; a group of people who are related to one another by blood or marriage.
FAMILY, noun. (countable) A (close-knit) group of people related by blood, marriage, law, or custom, especially if they live or work together.
FAMILY, noun. (countable) (taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below order and above genus; a taxon at that rank.
FAMILY, noun. (countable) Any group or aggregation of things classed together as kindred or related from possessing in common characteristics which distinguish them from other things of the same order.
FAMILY, noun. (countable) (music) A group of instruments having the same basic method of tone production.
FAMILY, noun. (countable) (linguistics) A group of languages believed to have descended from the same ancestral language.
FAMILY, noun. Used attributively.
FAMILY, adjective. Suitable for children and adults.
FAMILY, adjective. Conservative, traditional.
FAMILY, adjective. (slang) Homosexual.
FAMILY BUSINESS, noun. A business whose owners are all members of the same family.
FAMILY CIRCLE, noun. A gallery in a theater, generally one containing inexpensive seats.
FAMILY DAY, proper noun. A public holiday in South Africa, Vietnam, Vanuatu, and parts of Canada, the United States, and Australia, intended to allow people to spend time with their families.
FAMILY DOCTOR, noun. A practitioner of family medicine.
FAMILY DOCTORS, noun. Plural of family doctor
FAMILY HISTORIAN, noun. A genealogist or historian who studies family history
FAMILY HISTORY, noun. An extension to genealogy in which the life and times of the people concerned are investigated
FAMILY HISTORY, noun. (medicine) Information concerning the disorders suffered by the direct relatives of a patient; especially useful if the disorders are genetic
FAMILY HOME EVENING, noun. (Mormonism) An evening, usually Monday, set apart once a week for family activity such as lessons, games, and prayer.
FAMILY HOME EVENINGS, noun. Plural of family home evening
FAMILY JEWELS, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see family,‎ jewels.
FAMILY JEWELS, noun. (idiomatic) (euphemistic) Testicles.
FAMILY MAN, noun. An adult male with a spouse and children to whose well-being he is dedicated.
FAMILY MEAL, noun. The meal served to the kitchen staff of a restaurant before it opens to the public
FAMILY MEDICINE, noun. A particular specialty in the field of medicine, one that deals with only general conditions, but of all persons.
FAMILY MEN, noun. Plural of family man
FAMILY NAME, noun. A surname.
FAMILY NAMES, noun. Plural of family name
FAMILY OF ORIENTATION, noun. To the family in which an individual grows up.
FAMILY OF PROCREATION, noun. The family that is formed when a couple have their first child.
FAMILY PHYSICIAN, noun. A family doctor.
FAMILY PHYSICIANS, noun. Plural of family physician.
FAMILY PLANNING, noun. Birth control, especially when carried out by monogamous heterosexual couples
FAMILY RESTAURANT, noun. An eating establishment that serves relatively simple food at reasonable prices, and welcomes children as well as adults.
FAMILY RESTAURANTS, noun. Plural of family restaurant
FAMILY REUNION, noun. A planned unique or infrequent gathering of family members or distant relatives.
FAMILY ROOM, noun. A comfortable room in a dwelling, for frequent leisure use.
FAMILY ROOMS, noun. Plural of family room
FAMILY SIZE, noun. (marketing) (singulare tantum) A size for a container of goods, among the largest sizes meant for sale to a householder consumer.
FAMILY TREE, noun. The totality of someone's ancestors.
FAMILY TREE, noun. A diagrammatic representation of a pedigree.
FAMILY TREES, noun. Plural of family tree
FAMILY VALUES, noun. Political and social beliefs that hold the nuclear family to be the essential ethical and moral unit of society.

Dictionary definition

FAMILY, noun. 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".
FAMILY, noun. Primary social group; parents and children; "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family".
FAMILY, noun. A collection of things sharing a common attribute; "there are two classes of detergents".
FAMILY, noun. People descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower".
FAMILY, noun. A person having kinship with another or others; "he's kin"; "he's family".
FAMILY, noun. (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera; "sharks belong to the fish family".
FAMILY, noun. A loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities.
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"; "the church welcomed new members into its fellowship".

Wise words

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