Family is defined as a specific group of people that may be made up of partners, children, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents.(noun)
An example of a family is a set of parents living with their children.
The definition of family is the group of people who share common ancestors.(noun)
An example of family is all the descendants of a specific person.
Family means a group of things that are similar.(noun)
An example of a family the group of languages that are considered romance languages.
See family in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. families
Origin: ME familie < L familia, household establishment, akin to famulus, servant < ? IE *dhe-mo-, house (< base *dhē-: see do) > Sans dhāman, household
See family in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. fam·i·lies
Origin: Middle English familie
Origin: , from Latin familia, household, servants of a household
Origin: , from famulus, servant.
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