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Entry Word: family
Function: noun
Text: 1 a group of persons who come from the same ancestor <the Adams family made remarkable contributions to American life for more than two centuries>
Synonyms blood, clan, folks, house, kin, kindred, kinfolk, kinsfolk, line, lineage, people, race, stock, tribe
Related Words nuclear family; extended family, kith; brood; descendant (or descendent), issue, offspring, progeny, scion, seed; clansman, kinsman, kinswoman, relative; dynasty
Near Antonyms ancestry, birth, descent, extraction, origin, pedigree
2 one of the units into which a whole is divided on the basis of a common characteristic <the flute, the clarinet, the oboe, and other members of the woodwind family> -- see CLASS 2