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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

Editors Contribution

  1. parivaar

    family in gujarati

    family

    Submitted by anonymous on October 18, 2020  

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

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How to say family in sign language?

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How to use family in a sentence?

  1. Lin Chen:

    I feel the family can never be the same.

  2. Kim Thomas:

    We don't have enough money at the end of the month to buy essential things, like deodorant, we go to the food bank four times a month. Without Medicaid, it would be really hard on [our family], trying to come up with the money to go the doctor.

  3. Michael Paterson:

    All my family were Labour Party supporters, my dad was and so was my granddad, but where has it got us? Labour has had 80 years to stand up for Scotland but the only time they are interested in what ordinary people have to say is during an election when they take our support for granted. Well, they're not getting my vote this time.

  4. Robert McLeod:

    From my 25 years of experience, a judge is going to say,' why isn't the family the first and best choice here ?' and it had better be a good reason.

  5. Medaria Arradondo:

    I am absolutely sorry for the pain, devastation and trauma Mr. Floyd's death has left on Philonise Floyd family, Philonise Floyd loved ones, Minneapolis and the world.

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