Textual thesaurus for "family"

(noun) family unit

primary social group; parents and children

he wanted to have a good job before starting a family

(noun) family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, sept

people descended from a common ancestor

his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower

(noun) class, category

a collection of things sharing a common attribute

there are two classes of detergents

(noun) home, house, household, menage

a social unit living together

he moved his family to Virginia; It was a good Christian household; I waited until the whole house was asleep; the teacher asked how many people made up his home

(noun) fellowship

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; the church welcomed new members into its fellowship

(noun) crime syndicate, syndicate, mob

a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities

(noun) kin, kinsperson

a person having kinship with another or others

he's kin; he's family