What are some alternative words for family?

Synonyms for family
ˈfæm ə li, ˈfæm li

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term family.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. family, household, house, home, menage(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    category, domicile, crime syndicate, place, kinfolk, base, house, family line, business firm, fellowship, kin, kinsperson, theater, star sign, syndicate, family unit, sign, mansion, nursing home, home base, home plate, planetary house, household, habitation, sign of the zodiac, firm, theatre, abode, class, sept, home, phratry, menage, rest home, mob, plate, folk, kinsfolk, dwelling house, dwelling

  2. family, family unit(noun)

    primary social group; parents and children

    "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"

    Synonyms:
    kinsperson, mob, crime syndicate, kinfolk, menage, family line, family unit, class, home, category, kinsfolk, folk, household, fellowship, sept, kin, phratry, house, syndicate

  3. class, category, family(noun)

    a collection of things sharing a common attribute

    "there are two classes of detergents"

    Synonyms:
    kinsperson, mob, form, family unit, kinfolk, grade, division, family line, year, class, home, course of instruction, kinsfolk, course of study, social class, house, syndicate, crime syndicate, folk, socio-economic class, menage, household, fellowship, sept, kin, phratry, stratum, course, category

  4. family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry(noun)

    people descended from a common ancestor

    "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"

    Synonyms:
    kinsperson, mob, crime syndicate, kinfolk, menage, family line, family unit, ethnic music, class, home, category, kinsfolk, folks, tribe, common people, folk, household, fellowship, sept, folk music, kin, phratry, house, syndicate

  5. kin, kinsperson, family(noun)

    a person having kinship with another or others

    "he's kin"; "he's family"

    Synonyms:
    kinsperson, mob, crime syndicate, phratry, kinfolk, kindred, family line, family unit, class, home, category, kinsfolk, kin group, syndicate, tribe, menage, kinship group, fellowship, sept, kin, clan, house, household, folk

  6. family(noun)

    (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera

    "sharks belong to the fish family"

    Synonyms:
    kinsperson, mob, crime syndicate, kinfolk, menage, family line, family unit, class, home, category, kinsfolk, folk, household, fellowship, sept, kin, phratry, house, syndicate

  7. syndicate, crime syndicate, mob, family(noun)

    a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities

    Synonyms:
    kinsfolk, mob, crime syndicate, kinfolk, folk, family line, pack, gang, pool, family unit, kinsperson, class, home, category, rabble, rout, house, consortium, ring, household, fellowship, sept, kin, phratry, menage, syndicate

  8. family, fellowship(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    kinsperson, mob, crime syndicate, kinfolk, menage, family line, family unit, class, home, category, kinsfolk, companionship, company, society, folk, household, fellowship, sept, kin, phratry, house, syndicate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. family

    Kind is broader than kin, denoting the most general relationship, as of the whole human species in mankind, humankind, etc.; kin and kindred denote direct relationship that can be traced through either blood or marriage, preferably the former; either of these words may signify collectively all persons of the same blood or members of the same family, relatives or relations. Affinity is relationship by marriage, consanguinity is relationship by blood. There are no true antonyms of kin or kindred, except those made by negatives, since strangers, aliens, foreigners, and foes may still be kin or kindred.

    Synonyms:
    affinity, alliance, birth, blood, consanguinity, descent, kin, kind, kindred, race, relationship

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. family(n.)

    Synonyms:
    household

  2. family(n.)

    Synonyms:
    lineage, race, tribe, clan, kindred, house, line of ancestors

  3. family(n.)

    Synonyms:
    order, group of genera

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. family(n)

    Synonyms:
    household, genealogy, lineage, ancestry

    Associated words:
    genealogist, foris-familiate, pedigree, nepotism, nepotic, cadency, gens

How to pronounce family?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say family in sign language?

  1. family

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankword
#33home
#112year
#178company
#262family
#280sign
#297house
#316place
#368form
#388class
#428course
#459category
#711society
#988base
#1139kind
#1147division
#1323blood
#1334parents
#1517ring
#1518grade
#1554pool
#1570pack
#1581race
#1715relationship
#1742families
#1854firm
#2223birth
#2249domestic
#2362theatre
#2609theater
#2853household
#3157plate
#3356alliance
#4228gang
#4263familiar
#4475folk
#4874folks
#6059households
#6384sept
#6473syndicate
#6850fellowship
#7374tribe
#7612consortium
#8180relatives
#8182clan
#10567dwelling
#11230marital
#11561mansion
#12365mob
#12817dynasty
#13070descent
#13185affinity
#15995kin
#21112kindred
#23126abode
#24384familial
#30081stratum
#33127domicile
#34551companionship
#34703familia
#36953rabble
#38396rout
#39676habitation
#51302famille
#54203familie
#58862menage
#104327familiares
#106245consanguinity
#166907rodina
#169593kinfolk
#202946familiale
#235124kinsfolk
#312422familiales
#323409phratry

How to use family in a sentence?

  1. Steve Siedlecki:

    We've had a variety of people stay here, last year it was a couple. We have had a family of four and once it was just one guy.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I'm the son of immigrants. My parents are Eritrean Americans. They were born in Eritrea. They came to the United States as refugees nearly 40 years ago. Their ability to do that offered me and family tremendous freedoms and opportunities.

  3. Cindy De La Hoz:

    She was a fatherless child, her birth father would not marry her mother … He allowed [ Sophia ] to use his last name, but everyone in town knew she was illegitimate. She was made fun of for that. And growing up, she saw war all around her house. She had very, very little food. When air raids would strike the town, she and her family would run for over and had to go in hiding … There was disease, rodents … Because they had such scarcity of food, she was very, very thin. That’s how she gained her nickname in school, Toothpick.

  4. George Burns:

    Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.

  5. Anna Whitelock:

    Meghan is an outsider( in the royal family), and I think that's only a good thing, she has a unique perspective.


Translations for family

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for family »

Translation

Find a translation for the family synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Images & Illustrations of family

  1. family
    family
    family
    family
    family

Discuss these family synonyms with the community:

0 Comments


    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "family." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 24 Sep. 2020. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/family>.

    Are we missing a good synonym for family?

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for family:

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.