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  • EN [ ˈfæməli]
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English definition


  • 1. 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. primary social group; parents and children;

    • "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"
  • 3. people descended from a common ancestor;

    • "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"
  • 4. a collection of things sharing a common attribute;

    • "there are two classes of detergents"
  • 5. 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"
  • 6. (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera;

    • "sharks belong to the fish family"
  • 7. a person having kinship with another or others;

    • "he's kin"
    • "he's family"
  • 8. a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities

Example sentences

  • We often read in novels how a seemingly respectable person or family has some terrible secret which has been concealed from strangers for years.

  • The condition of her family was not improving.

  • Smith has run away from home, but his family are putting a good face on it.

  • A quarrel had estranged him from his family.

  • They have married for two years, but have not any family yet.

  • I like to bring my friends home to a warm welcome from my family.

  • The Roosevelt family produced two presidents: Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt.

  • The spy never told his family about his underground activities.

  • That family has carried on a hardware business for five generations.

  • She has overloaded her schedule with work, study, and family responsibilities.

  • He delights to talk about his family in the office.

  • Aside from a thorough medical family history, there is no need to offer any genetic testing on the basis of consanguinity alone.

  • He has a large family.

  • She was from a musical family.

  • Their family has a plentiful harvest this year.

  • Be sure to give your family my regards.

  • He wished to be remembered to you and your family.

  • He took an heiress to wife and was regarded with suspicion by her family.

  • He pictured to himself the family sitting out on the lawn.

  • She is visiting her family after a long separation.

  • I received the hospitality of the family.

  • His crimes stained the family honour.

  • Each family has its own difficulties.

  • Trying to agree where to go on holiday set the family by the ears.

  • In the old days , she used to be bullied in the feudal family.

  • I'm the first in my family to go to university.

  • His family supported him in his decision.

  • Parents and children form a family.

  • Family planning remains a basic state policy for China.

Phrase collocation

  • the (或 one's) family jewels

    (informal)a man's genitals

  • in the family way


Synonym discrimination

  • family, home, house


Meaning of family

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