Know Your Next Word : family

5. family :

noun :

1. parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not

2. the children of one person or one couple collectively

usage :

  • We want a large family.

  • We're taking the family on vacation next week.

  • to marry into a socially prominent family.

  • The message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family.

  • Many hippie communes of the sixties regarded themselves as families.

  • Sharks belong to the fish family.

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