Synonyms for family

Synonyms for family DEFAULT

1. family

noun. ['ˈfæməli, ˈfæmli'] a social unit living together.

  • house
  • home
  • foster family
  • menage a trois
  • foster home
  • conjugal family
  • broken home
  • menage
  • extended family
  • unit
  • nuclear family
  • household
  • original
  • overstock
  • understock
  • irregular
  • familia (Latin)
  • famula (Latin)

Words that Rhyme with Family

  • gramley
  • bramley
  • lamle
  • hamley
  • chamlee

How do you spell family? Is it familiy ?

A common misspelling of family is familiy

Example sentences of the word family

1. Noun, singular or mass
Families may also have a great deal of difficulty affording coverage for the entire family because of the cost.

Quotes containing the word family

1. I've been so fortunate in my life that my family has never been jealous of my success. They have shown true love and commitment to me by being supportive. They shared in it.
- Mike Krzyzewski

2. Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure, and the temporary failures.
- Vince Lombardi

3. Brazil is where I belong, the place that feels like home. They love their family, their country and God, and are not afraid to let anybody know it.
- Dionne Warwick

2. family

noun. ['ˈfæməli, ˈfæmli'] primary social group; parents and children.

  • mates
  • family unit
  • kid
  • kindred
  • sib
  • match
  • tribe
  • kin
  • kinship group
  • sibling
  • clan
  • child
  • marriage
  • couple
  • parent
  • married couple
  • man and wife
  • parent
  • upgrade
  • downgrade
  • snarl
  • familia (Latin)
  • famula (Latin)

3. family

noun. ['ˈfæməli, ˈfæmli'] a collection of things sharing a common attribute.

  • sex
  • violin family
  • denomination
  • collection
  • grammatical category
  • paradigm
  • syntactic category
  • declension
  • substitution class
  • category
  • class
  • accumulation
  • superphylum
  • stamp
  • brass family
  • conjugation
  • assemblage
  • woodwind family
  • histocompatibility complex
  • disorganise
  • disorganize
  • untidiness
  • disorderliness
  • familia (Latin)
  • famula (Latin)

4. family

noun. ['ˈfæməli, ˈfæmli'] people descended from a common ancestor.

  • descent
  • lineage
  • homefolk
  • blood line
  • house
  • ancestry
  • gens
  • blood
  • bloodline
  • kinfolk
  • stemma
  • origin
  • dynasty
  • pedigree
  • kinsfolk
  • family line
  • line of descent
  • people
  • parentage
  • folk
  • sept
  • line
  • name
  • phratry
  • disarrange
  • disorder
  • instability
  • war
  • familia (Latin)
  • famula (Latin)

5. family

noun. ['ˈfæməli, ˈfæmli'] a person having kinship with another or others.

  • kinsperson
  • kin
  • relative
  • affine
  • dead
  • initiate
  • noncitizen
  • clergy
  • familia (Latin)
  • famula (Latin)

6. family

noun. ['ˈfæməli, ˈfæmli'] (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera.

  • bacteria family
  • bird family
  • dicot family
  • amphibian family
  • echinoderm family
  • fungus family
  • monocot family
  • fish family
  • taxon
  • family Panorpidae
  • fern family
  • family Bittacidae
  • Rhabdoviridae
  • Flaviviridae
  • Bunyaviridae
  • subfamily
  • genus
  • magnoliopsid family
  • protoctist family
  • liliopsid family
  • arthropod family
  • ctenophore family
  • moss family
  • Bittacidae
  • tribe
  • chordate family
  • Togaviridae
  • Endamoebidae
  • coelenterate family
  • worm family
  • Reoviridae
  • order
  • mollusk family
  • plant family
  • taxonomic category
  • taxonomic group
  • mammal family
  • Panorpidae
  • Filoviridae
  • family Endamoebidae
  • reptile family
  • form family
  • nonstandard
  • ascent
  • crossbred
  • purebred
  • familia (Latin)
  • famula (Latin)

7. family

noun. ['ˈfæməli, ˈfæmli'] an association of people who share common beliefs or activities.

  • sink
  • rich people
  • poor people
  • familia (Latin)
  • famula (Latin)

8. family

noun. ['ˈfæməli, ˈfæmli'] a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities.

  • Cosa Nostra
  • gangland
  • gangdom
  • crime syndicate
  • organized crime
  • mob
  • syndicate
  • Mafia
  • brave
  • rich
  • uninitiate
  • living
  • familia (Latin)
  • famula (Latin)

Family synonyms


(Archaic) Related by birth or common origin


An early form of social group, as in the Scottish Highlands, composed of several families claiming descent from a common ancestor, bearing the same family name, and following the same chieftain


A unit of sociopolitical organization consisting of a number of families, clans, or other groups who share a common ancestry and culture and among whom leadership is typically neither formalized nor permanent.



A succession of rulers who are members of the same family


Anything inherited, as a characteristic or tendency


Having the qualities of something made in the home

nearest and dearest


The social quality of your class in society.


Relationship by descent from the same ancestor; blood relationship

family unit

primary social group; parents and children


The person or persons who live in one house, apartment, etc.; variously, one person or a group, esp. a family


A group of usually related people living together as a unit


(Chemistry) A functional entity consisting of certain atoms whose presence provides a certain property to a molecule, such as the methyl group.


A building used by people for something other than a main residence (typically with qualifying word). [from 10th c.]


The management of a household; housekeeping


By extension, the predecessors of a particular item or product.


The definition of children means more than one child.


Children, descendants, or offspring collectively; issue

crime syndicate

a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities


Relationship; close connection


Progeny; a child or children; offspring. In law, sometimes, in a general sense, all persons descended from a common ancestor; all lineal descendants.


The common people of a society or region considered as the representatives of a traditional way of life and especially as the originators or carriers of the customs, beliefs, and arts that make up a distinctive culture:

the whole tribe


(UK dialectal) On intimate or friendly terms with (someone); familiar; at home (with a person); intimate.


The collective descendants of a common ancestor; a race, stock, line, or breed.


A division of a family, especially a division of a clan.


The definition of a relationship is a connection between two people or things.

former generations


(Logic) A class of objects divided into subordinate species having certain common attributes.


Nuclear family is defined as parents and their minor children who are living under one roof.


All the children in a family

family tree

A genealogical chart showing the relationship of ancestors and descendants in a given family


The formation of a line or geometric figure by the movement of a point or line.


A chart or recorded history of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor or ancestors


A piece of land resulting from this; esp., a large tract subdivided into small parcels for sale


An agency that sells articles, features, or photographs for publication in a number of newspapers or periodicals simultaneously.


(Historical) A legally defined unit of Roman society, being a collection of people related by birth, marriage or adoption, but allowing a greater amount of time between members and their common ancestor than is commonly implied by the term related.



Domestic is defined as something related to the home or family, something occurring within a country, an animal that has been tamed, or a person who is fond of the tasks of running a home.


(--- Informal) Elegance of style, taste, and manner:


A class defined by the common attributes of its members; a kind.


A general class of ideas, terms, or things that mark divisions or coordinations within a conceptual scheme, especially:


Hereditary derivation; lineage:



precede (plural precedes) Brief editorial preface (usually to an article or essay)


An indiscriminate or loosely associated group of things:

  1. Stryker director salary
  2. Samsung m4500 remote
  3. Twitch channel logo

antonyms for families


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During his absence his own relations and the chief families in his town became the objects of persecution.


The decay and ruin of nearly all the "old families" in Ireland are among the penalties of disregarding it.


Foreign families of neutral nationality sought more tranquil asylum far beyond the suburbs or on ships lying in the harbour.


In fact, they had told a lie—they were deserting, instead of going to visit their families, as they said.


Her mother—Mrs. Leslie—belongs to one of the old San Francisco families, and had always known my mother.

family - 6 nouns synonym to family (sentence examples)

She had to travel a long way before she discovered the stopover complex. She stood in anticipation, and thought how she would come home now, bury herself in a pillow, and cry with grief and shame, when. She suddenly felt that her stomach rumbled anxiously again.

- Oh no. Again.

Family synonyms for

Yes, that's right. - Then you shouldn't have been looking for her here. - Why. - Because she is not here, it seemed that the mustachioed was terribly pleased that she was not and that Nikita was getting more.

SYNONYMS for Kids - What are synonyms? - Words that have the same meaning

She either brought her knees up or apart, engaged in conversation with Alyosha, which apparently somehow caused her to flatten and spread her legs. And she herself did not notice it at all. But Oleg now could not look away.

Now discussing:

In the end, he, taking me by the hips, finished a long time and a lot. Pulling out his penis, Mishka turned me around and thrust his penis into my mouth so that I lick it. Then I straightened up, and the five boys lit up. - Well, okay, I went, said Mishka.

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