Synonyms of family


1. family, household, house, home, menage, unit, social unit

usage: 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"

2. family, family unit, kin, kin group, kinship group, kindred, clan, tribe

usage: primary social group; parents and children; "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"

3. class, category, family, collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage

usage: a collection of things sharing a common attribute; "there are two classes of detergents"

4. family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry, lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock

usage: people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"

5. kin, kinsperson, family, relative, relation

usage: a person having kinship with another or others; "he's kin"; "he's family"

6. family, taxonomic group, taxonomic category, taxon

usage: (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera; "sharks belong to the fish family"

7. syndicate, crime syndicate, mob, family, organized crime, gangland, gangdom

usage: a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities

8. family, fellowship, association

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of family (Dictionary)