Meaning of FAMILY in English

n. Function: noun

1 a group of persons of or regarded as of common ancestry FF1C; traditionally all people belong to the family of Noah FF1E;

Synonyms: clan, folk, house, kin, kindred, lineage, race, stock, tribe

Related Words: brood, dynasty, line, stirp, strain; issue, offspring, progeny

Idioms: kith and kin, one's own flesh and blood

2 a group of usually related persons living in one house and under one head FF1C; was the only child in her family FF1E;

Synonyms: folks, house, household, ménage

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.