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Synonyms for family
ˈfæm ə li, ˈfæm lifam·i·ly

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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.5 / 2 votes

  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

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. family, household, house, home, menagenoun

    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 unitnoun

    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, familynoun

    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, phratrynoun

    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, familynoun

    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. familynoun

    (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, familynoun

    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, fellowshipnoun

    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

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. parivaar

    family in gujarati

    family

    Submitted by anonymous on October 18, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. familynoun

    Synonyms:
    household

  2. familynoun

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

  3. familynoun

    Synonyms:
    order, group of genera

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words2.0 / 1 vote

  1. familynoun

    Synonyms:
    household, genealogy, lineage, ancestry

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

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How to use family in a sentence?

  1. Mike Duggan:

    We owe a debt of gratitude to all the officers out there working, and tonight we have an officer and a family with a debt that we can never repay. This entire city is holding the family in their hearts tonight. We will be with them every step of the way.

  2. Sally Struthers:

    I’ve done so many shows as a guest, and that’s fun, but ‘All in the Family’ was history-making, and that doesn’t happen to too many actors, i knew it the day my daughter was in her room writing a report, using the Encyclopedia Britannica. She screamed from her room and said, ‘Mom, come in here!’ She had the encyclopedia opened to the letter T on her desk. Under the word television was a picture of the ‘All in the Family’ cast. That’s when you say, ‘Wow!’.

  3. Rick Nichols:

    I’m led to believe he’s a family guy, he values his family.

  4. Alice Marie Johnson:

    The waiting has been very painful for me and my family. We’ve had so many ups and downs. So many false alarms that it was going to happen for years.

  5. Ron Reolfi:

    Moneywise, it was worth the trouble and expense, its value to us as a family is much greater than what the car might actually be worth.


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