Definitions and translations for "family"

Definition of family

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Noun
1. 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.
2. An extended family; a group of people who are related to one another by blood or marriage.
3. A (close-knit) group of people related by blood, friendship, marriage, law, or custom, especially if they live or work together.
Crime family, Mafia family
This is my fraternity family at the university.
Our company is one big happy family.
4. A rank in the classification of organisms, below order and above genus; a taxon at that rank.
Magnolias belong to the family Magnoliaceae.
5. 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.
6. A group of instruments having the same basic method of tone production.
The brass family;
The violin family
7. A group of languages believed to have descended from the same ancestral language.
The Indo-European language family;
The Afro-Asiatic language family
8. Used attributively.
The dog was kept as a family pet.
For Apocynaceae, this type of flower is a family characteristic.
Adjective
9. Suitable for children and adults.
It's not good for a date, it's a family restaurant.
Some animated movies are not just for kids, they are family movies.
10. Conservative, traditional.
The cultural struggle is for the survival of family values against all manner of atheistic amorality.
11. Homosexual.
I knew he was family when I first met him.
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English - English - family

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n. group of persons who are related by blood; group of things which are related; plants or animals of the same genera
adj. of a family, of a group of relatives

English - Spanish - family

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s. familia, parentela, parientes, prole
adj. familiar, doméstico, hogareño

English - French - family

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n. famille
adj. familial

English - German - family

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n. Familie, Einordnung in der Zoologie und Botanik
adj. familiär, Familie betreffend

English - Indonesian - family

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n. keluarga, famili, pamili, bangsa, baka, perkauman, kaum, perindukan, suku, rumpun

English - Italian - family

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s. famiglia, nucleo familiare, gruppo di persone unite da un rapporto di parentela o affinità; gruppo di cose affini; (biol.) genere, classe
agg. di famiglia; familiare

English - Polish - family

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n. rodzina, krew, dom
a. rodzinny

English - Portuguese - family

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s. família
adj. familiar; de família

English - Romanian - family

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n. familie, neam, trib, casă, menaj, seminţie, asemănare între membrii unei familii
a. casnic, familial

English - Russian - family

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с. семья, семейство, род, содружество
прил. семейный, родовой, фамильный

English - Turkish - family

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i. aile, ev halkı, sülale, soy, familya, küme
s. aileye ait, aile, ailevi

English - Ukrainian - family

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n. родина, сімейство, співдружність, об'єднання, дім, плем'я, рід, сім'я
a. родинний, родовий, сімейний

English - Dutch - family

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zn. familie
bn. v.d. familie

English - Greek - family

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ουσ. οικογένεια, σόι, γένος

English - Arabic - family

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‏عائلة، فصيلة، أسرة، عشيرة، نسب كريم، اسرة‏
‏عائلي‏

English - Chinese - family

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(名) 家, 家庭; 家族; 家人; 子女
(形) 家庭的; 家族的

English - Chinese - family

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(名) 家, 家庭; 家族; 家人; 子女
(形) 家庭的; 家族的

English - Hindi - family

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n. परिवार, कुटुंब, कुल, वंश, गोत्र, वर्ग, कुनबा, घराना, परिजन, गृहस्थी, अयाल, संतति, बाल-बच्चे, जाति, श्रेणी, श्रेणि
a. वंश-संबंधी, वंशगत

English - Japanese - family

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(名) 家族; 世帯; 子供たち; 家柄; 一族
(形) 家族の

English - Korean - family

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명. 가족, 혈족; 일족
형. 가족의

English - Vietnamese - family

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n. gia đình, gia tộc
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Synonyms for family
1. household: folks, house
2. relations: clan, kith, folk, house, kindred, lineage, race
3. class: order, genus, species, subdivision
4. offspring: progeny, antecedents, descent, ancestry