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Another word for family

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Noun
  1. A group of usually related people living together as a unit

      1. The home and its affairs
      2. The person or persons who live in one house, apartment, etc.; variously, one person or a group, esp. a family
      3. A domestic unit consisting of the members of a family who live together along with nonrelatives such as servants.
      1. A dwelling for a group of people, such as students or members of a religious community, who live together as a unit:
      2. A family line including ancestors and descendants, especially a royal or noble family:
      3. (--- Slang) A house of prostitution.
    See also:

    group

  2. A group of people sharing common ancestry

      1. A natural group of plants or animals classified together without regard for their taxonomic relations
      2. Esp. among preliterate peoples, a group of persons, families, or clans believed to be descended from a common ancestor and forming a close community under a leader, or chief
      3. A group of this kind having recognized ancestry
      1. The capital invested in a company or corporation through the buying of shares, each of which entitles the buyer to a share in the ownership and, usually, dividends, voting rights, etc.
      2. A kind of financial security granting rights of ownership in a corporation, such as a claim to a portion of the assets and earnings of the corporation and the right to vote for the board of directors. Stock is issued and traded in units called shares.
      3. The descendants of a common ancestor; a family line, especially of a specified character:
      1. Direct descent from a particular ancestor; ancestry.
      2. The descendants of a common ancestor considered to be the founder of the line.
      3. Ancestry; family; stock
      1. A person's relatives; kinfolk.
      2. Family or relatives; kin; kinfolk
      3. A group of related persons, as a clan or tribe.
      1. A dwelling for a group of people, such as students or members of a religious community, who live together as a unit:
      2. A family line including ancestors and descendants, especially a royal or noble family:
      3. (--- Slang) A house of prostitution.
      1. A group of people with interests in common; clique; set
      2. (Informal) family
      3. An early form of social group, as in the Scottish Highlands, composed of several families claiming descent from a common ancestor, bearing the same family name, and following the same chieftain
  3. One's relatives collectively

    See also:

    kin

  4. One's ancestors or their character or one's ancestral derivation

      1. A kind of financial security granting rights of ownership in a corporation, such as a claim to a portion of the assets and earnings of the corporation and the right to vote for the board of directors. Stock is issued and traded in units called shares.
      2. The descendants of a common ancestor; a family line, especially of a specified character:
      3. A line of descent; lineage
      1. (Sports) A player who has been seeded for a tournament, often at a given rank:
      2. (--- Medicine) A form of a radioactive isotope that is used to localize and concentrate the amount of radiation administered to a body site, such as a tumor.
      3. A mature fertilized ovule of angiosperms and gymnosperms that contains an embryo and the food it will need to grow into a new plant. Seeds provide a great reproductive advantage in being able to survive for extended periods until conditions are favorable for germination and growth. The seeds of gymnosperms (such as the conifers) develop on scales of cones or similar structures, while the seeds of angiosperms are enclosed in an ovary that develops into a fruit, such as a pome or nut. The structure of seeds varies somewhat. All seeds are enclosed in a protective seed coat. In certain angiosperms the embryo is enclosed in or attached to an endosperm , a tissue that it uses as a food source either before or during germination. All angiosperm embryos also have at least one cotyledon . The first seed-bearing plants emerged at least 365 million years ago in the late Devonian Period. Many angiosperms have evolved specific fruits for dispersal of seeds by the wind, water, or animals.
      1. A chart of an individual's ancestors used in human genetics to analyze Mendelian inheritance of certain traits, especially of familial diseases.
      2. A recorded or known line of descent, esp. of a purebred animal
      3. A line of ancestors; a lineage.
      1. The position or relation of a parent; parenthood
      2. Derivation from a source; origin.
      3. Of or pertaining to one's parents, and in particular, the legitimacy of one's birth.
      1. Parentage; birth; lineage
      2. (Anatomy) The point of attachment of a muscle that remains relatively fixed during contraction.
      3. The fact of originating; rise or derivation:
      1. Descendants from a common ancestor
      2. Direct descent from a particular ancestor; ancestry.
      3. The descendants of a common ancestor considered to be the founder of the line.
      1. An official or prescribed policy:
      2. Merchandise or services of a similar or related nature:
      3. (Informal) Glib or insincere talk, usually intended to deceive or impress:
      1. Descent from an ancestor; pedigree; lineage
      2. Direct descent from an ancestor; lineage or pedigree.
      3. A chart or recorded history of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor or ancestors
      1. Origin; lineage:
      2. The act or process of extracting; specif., the extracting of a tooth by a dentist
      3. Origin; lineage; descent
      1. A lowering or decline, as in status or level:
      2. A drop to a lower status or condition.
      3. The process of descending or falling down from a higher position.
      1. The abstract link between a person and their ancestors.
      2. By extension, the predecessors of a particular item or product.
      3. A direct line of descent, esp. of a domestic animal; pedigree; strain
      1. Descent from noble or royal lineage:
      2. Temperament or disposition:
      3. The fluid consisting of plasma, blood cells, and platelets that is circulated by the heart through the vertebrate vascular system, carrying oxygen and nutrients to and waste materials away from all body tissues.
      1. The emergence and separation of offspring from the body of its mother, seen in all mammals except monotremes.
      2. The act or process of bearing young; parturition:
      3. The set of characteristics or circumstances received from one's ancestors; inheritance:
      1. Condition as to ancestors; ancestral lineage; hence, birth or honorable descent.
      2. Ancestors considered as a group.
      3. A series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those who compose the line of natural descent.
Adjective
  1. Of or relating to the family or household

    See also:

    group

    kin

Another word for family

Noun
  1. Blood relatives

  2. Several of one kind

      1. A number of persons or things classified together because of common characteristics, community of interests, etc.
      2. (Mathematics) A set, together with a binary associative operation, such that the set is closed under the operation, the set contains an identity element for the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element with respect to the operation. The integers form a group under the operation of ordinary addition.
      3. An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation:
      1. The act or process of subdividing.
      2. A piece of land resulting from this; esp., a large tract subdivided into small parcels for sale
      3. One of the parts resulting from subdividing
      1. (Chemistry) A set of atoms, molecules, ions, or other chemical entities that possess the same distinct characteristics with respect to a chemical process or measurement.
      2. (Roman Catholic Church) The outward appearance or form of the Eucharistic elements that is retained after their consecration.
      3. (Biology) A group of closely related organisms that are very similar to each other and are usually capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. The species is the fundamental category of taxonomic classification, ranking below a genus or subgenus. Species names are represented in binomial nomenclature by an uncapitalized Latin adjective or noun following a capitalized genus name, as in Ananas comosus, the pineapple, and Equus caballus, the horse.
      1. (Logic) A class of things made up of subordinate classes or species
      2. (Biology) A taxonomic category ranking below a family and above a species and designating a group of species that are presumed to be closely related and usually exhibit similar characteristics. In a scientific name, the genus name is capitalized and italicized, for example, Ovis for sheep and related animals.
      3. A class, group, or kind with common attributes.
      1. (Biol.) A major category in the classification of animals, plants, etc., ranking above an order and below a division or phylum: it can include one order or many similar orders: the Latinized class names are capitalized but not italicized (Ex.: Mammalia, mammals)
      2. A meeting of such a group
      3. The subject material taught to or studied by such a group:
      1. A condition of logical or comprehensible arrangement among the separate elements of a group.
      2. A group or class of persons set off from others by some trait or quality
      3. A group of persons living under a religious rule:
    See also:

    class