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Family 1Definition: The collective body of
persons who live in one house, and under one head or manager; a household, including
parents, children, and
servants, and, as the case may be,
Family 2Definition: The group comprising a husband and wife and their dependent children, constituting a fundamental unit in the organization of society.
Family 3Definition: Those who descend from one common progenitor; a tribe, clan, or race; kindred; house; as, the human family; the family of
Abraham; the father of a family.
Family 4Definition: Course of descent; genealogy; line of
Family 5Definition: Honorable descent; noble or respectable stock; as, a man of family.
Family 6Definition: A group of kindred or closely related
individuals; as, a family of
languages; a family of
States; the chlorine family.
Family 7Definition: A group of
organisms, either animal or vegetable, related by certain
points of resemblance in structure or development, more comprehensive than a genus, because it is
usually based on
fewer or less pronounced
points of likeness. In zoology a family is less
comprehesive than an order; in botany it is often considered the same thing as an order.
family 8Definition: primary social group;
parents and children; "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"
family 9Definition: people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"
family 10Definition: a collection of things sharing a common attribute; "there are two classes of
family 11Definition: 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 12Definition: (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera;
"sharks belong to the fish family"
family 13Definition: 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"
family 14Definition: a loose affiliation of
gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
family 15Definition: a person having kinship with another or
others; "he''s kin";