Meaning of FAMILY in English
Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.
A ~ is a group of people who are related to each other, especially parents and their children.
There’s room in there for a ~ of five...
His ~ are completely behind him, whatever he decides...
To him the ~ is the core of society...
Does he have any ~?
When people talk about a ~, they sometimes mean children.
They decided to start a ~.
...couples with large families.
When people talk about their ~, they sometimes mean their ancestors.
Her ~ came to Los Angeles at the turn of the century.
...the history of mental illness in the ~.
You can use ~ to describe things that belong to a particular ~.
He returned to the ~ home...
I was working in the ~ business.
ADJ: ADJ n
You can use ~ to describe things that are designed to be used or enjoyed by both parents and children.
It had been designed as a ~ house...
A wedding is a ~ event.
ADJ: ADJ n
A ~ of animals or plants is a group of related species.
...foods in the cabbage ~, such as Brussels sprouts.
N-COUNT: with supp
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012