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Noun family has 8 senses
- 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:
- 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:
- 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
- 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:
- 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
- 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:
--6 has particulars:
- 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
- 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