Meaning of FAMILY in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ fæmɪli ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.
A family is a group of people who are related to each other, especially parents and their children.
There’s room in there for a family of five...
His family are completely behind him, whatever he decides...
To him the family is the core of society...
Does he have any family?
When people talk about a family , they sometimes mean children.
They decided to start a family.
...couples with large families.
When people talk about their family , they sometimes mean their ancestors.
Her family came to Los Angeles at the turn of the century.
...the history of mental illness in the family.
You can use family to describe things that belong to a particular family.
He returned to the family home...
I was working in the family business.
ADJ : ADJ n
You can use family to describe things that are designed to be used or enjoyed by both parents and children.
It had been designed as a family house...
A wedding is a family event.
ADJ : ADJ n
A family of animals or plants is a group of related species.
...foods in the cabbage family, such as Brussels sprouts.
N-COUNT : with supp
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006