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(noun, adj.)


There are 11 meanings of the word Family.

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Family - as a noun

A social unit living together

Example: "He moved his family to virginia"

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social unitunit4
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Primary social group; parents and children

Example: "He wanted to have a good job before starting a family"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
family unit
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
clan6kin7kin groupkindred13kinship grouptribe7
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

People descended from a common ancestor

Example: "His family has lived in massachusetts since the mayflower"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
family linefolk11kinfolk18kinsfolk19phratry15sept6
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
ancestry13blood8blood linebloodline12descent10line4line of descentlineage8origin7parentage12pedigree12stemma10stock11
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

A person having kinship with another or others

Example: "He's kin"

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A loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
crime syndicatemob7syndicate15
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
gangdomgangland11organized crime
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

An association of people who share common beliefs or activities

Example: "The message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family"

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Family - as an adjective

Suitable for children and adults.

Example: "It's not good for a date, it's a family restaurant."

Conservative, traditional.

Example: "The cultural struggle is for the survival of family values against all manner of atheistic amorality."


Example: "I knew he was family when i first met him."

Example Sentences

"My family and I went on vacation together."
"The Smith family had a reunion at the park."
"She has a large extended family."
"I come from a close-knit family."
"We had a big family dinner for the holidays."
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Word Game Points

Is FAMILY a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, family is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

FAMILY has a SCRABBLE points total of 14.

Is FAMILY a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, family is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
FAMILY has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 15.

Is FAMILY a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, family is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
FAMILY has a WORDFEUD points total of 14.

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