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family

 
Noun family has 8 senses
  1. family, household, house, home, menage - 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"
    --1 is a kind of unit, social unit
    --1 has particulars:
     nuclear family, conjugal family; extended family; foster family; foster home; menage a trois
  2. family, family unit - primary social group; parents and children; "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"
    --2 is a kind of kin, kin group, kinship group, kindred, clan, tribe
    --2 has members: child, kid; parent; sibling, sib
    --2 has particulars:
     couple, mates, match; marriage, married couple, man and wife; Marx Brothers
  3. family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry - people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"
    --3 is a kind of lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock
    --3 has particulars: people; homefolk; house; dynasty; name, gens
  4. class, category, family - a collection of things sharing a common attribute; "there are two classes of detergents"
    --4 is a kind of collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage
    --4 has members: superphylum
    --4 has particulars:
     Larvacea, class Larvacea; Diplopoda, class Diplopoda, Myriapoda, class Myriapoda; Malacostraca, subclass Malacostraca; grammatical category, syntactic category; substitution class, paradigm; stamp; sex; declension; conjugation; denomination
  5. family, fellowship - 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"
    --5 is a kind of association
    --5 has particulars: koinonia
  6. family - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera; "sharks belong to the fish family"
    --6 is a kind of
    taxonomic group, taxonomic category, taxon
    --6 is a member of order
    --6 has member:
     Bunyaviridae; Togaviridae; Flaviviridae; Arenaviridae; Rhabdoviridae; Reoviridae; subfamily; tribe; genus
    --6 has particulars:
     Filoviridae; bacteria family; protoctist family; Endamoebidae, family Endamoebidae; fish family; chordate family; bird family; amphibian family; reptile family; arthropod family; mammal family; coelenterate family; ctenophore family; worm family; mollusk family; Panorpidae, family Panorpidae; Bittacidae, family Bittacidae; echinoderm family; form family; moss family; monocot family, liliopsid family; dicot family, magnoliopsid family; fungus family; plant family; fern family
  7. kin, kinsperson, family - a person having kinship with another or others; "he's kin"; "he's family"
    --7 is a kind of relative, relation
    --7 has particulars: affine
  8. syndicate, crime syndicate, mob, family - a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
    --8 is a kind of organized crime, gangland, gangdom
    --8 has particulars: Mafia, Maffia, Cosa Nostra
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