1. Suitable for children and adults.
- It's not good for a date, it's a family restaurant.
- Some animated movies are not just for kids, they are family movies.
2. Conservative, traditional.
- The cultural struggle is for the survival of family values against all manner of atheistic amorality.
3. (slang) Homosexual.
- I knew he was family when I first met him.
1. a social unit living together
- he moved his family to Virginia
- the family refused to accept his will
2. primary social group; parents and children
- he wanted to have a good job before starting a family
3. a collection of things sharing a common attribute
4. people descended from a common ancestor
- his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower
5. a person having kinship with another or others
- he's family
6. (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera
- sharks belong to the fish family
7. a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
8. 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
Similar word(s): fellowship
Sentences with family as a noun:
- Our family lives in town.
- crime family, Mafia family
- This is my fraternity family at the university.
- Our company is one big happy family.
- Magnolias belong to the family Magnoliaceae.
- Doliracetam is a drug from the racetam family.
- the brass family; the violin family
- the Indo-European language family; the Afro-Asiatic language family
- The dog was kept as a family pet.
- For Apocynaceae, this type of flower is a family characteristic.