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Family (IPA: /ˈfæməɫi/, /ˈfæmɫi/)


Family (v. t.)

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, lodgers or boarders.

Family (v. t.)

The group comprising a husband and wife and their dependent children, constituting a fundamental unit in the organization of society.

Family (v. t.)

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 (v. t.)

Course of descent; genealogy; line of ancestors; lineage.

Family (v. t.)

Honorable descent; noble or respectable stock; as, a man of family.

Family (v. t.)

A group of kindred or closely related individuals; as, a family of languages; a family of States; the chlorine family.

Family (v. t.)

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

Group of people affiliated by consanguinity, affinity, or co-residence

Family

Taxonomic rank or a taxon at that rank

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2009 album by Think About Life

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2012 South Korean family sitcom

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (as Ragna) Geez, and I thought my family was nuts..." - BlazBlue

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (menacingly) O'Doyle, I got a feeling your whole family is going' down;... but right now, I gotta study!" - Billy Madison

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (Reading a letter on T.V.) Dear Mrs. Doubtfire; Two months ago, my mom and dad decided to separate. Now they live in different houses. My brother Andrew says that we aren't a real family any more. Is this true? Did I lose my family? Is there anything I could do to get my parents back together? Sincerely, Katie McCormick. Oh, my dear Katie. You know, some parents get along much better when they don't live together. They don't fight all the time and they can become better people. Much better mommies and daddies for you. And sometimes they get back together. And sometimes they don't, dear. And if they don't... don't blame yourself. Just because they don't love each other doesn't mean that they don't love you. There are all sorts of different families, Katie. Some families have one mommy, some families have one daddy, or two families. Some children live with their uncle or aunt. Some live with their grandparents, and some children live with foster parents. Some live in separate homes and neighborhoods, in different areas of the country. They may not see each other for days, weeks, months or even years at a time. But if there's love, dear, those are the ties that bind. And you'll have a family in your heart forever. All my love to you, poppet. You're going to be all right. Bye-bye." - Family

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [It is] the most barbaric method [of family planning], the killing of babies infanticide abortion." - Abortion

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [To Gru, referring to Eduardo, after the family left the party] So, Eduardo is actually El Macho? COOL!" - Despicable Me 2


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