Family

Adjective

  • Suitable for children and adults.

    "Some animated movies are not just for kids, they are family movies."

  • "It's not good for a date, it's a family restaurant."

  • (slang) Homosexual.

    "I knew he was family when I first met him."

  • Conservative, traditional.

    "The cultural struggle is for the survival of family values against all manner of atheistic amorality."

Noun

  • (countable) A (close-knit) group of people related by blood, marriage, law, or custom, especially if they live or work together.

    "This is my fraternity family at the university."

  • (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.

    "Doliracetam is a drug from the racetam family."

  • Used attributively.

    "The dog was kept as a family pet."

  • (countable) A (close-knit) group of people related by blood, marriage, law, or custom, especially if they live or work together.

    "crime family, Mafia family"

  • (countable, taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below order and above genus; a taxon at that rank.

    "Magnolias belong to the family Magnoliaceae."

  • (countable, linguistics) A group of languages believed to have descended from the same ancestral language.

    "the Indo-European language family;  the Afro-Asiatic language family"

  • (countable) An extended family; a group of people who are related to one another by blood or marriage.
  • (countable) A (close-knit) group of people related by blood, marriage, law, or custom, especially if they live or work together.

    "Our company is one big happy family."

  • (countable, music) A group of instruments having the same basic method of tone production.

    "the brass family;  the violin family"

  • Used attributively.

    "For Apocynaceae, this type of flower is a family characteristic."

  • (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.

    "Our family lives in town."

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