family

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family is part of the Basic English 850.
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family is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
family

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
family

Plural
families

  1. A family is a group of people with a blood or marriage relation.
    My parents and my two brothers are my family.
  2. A language family is a group of languages that is believed to have came from the same language.
    The Indo-European language family is a family of languages that is spoken by 3 billion people.

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Members of a family (edit)

parent: father - mother | spouse: husband - wife | child: son - daughter | sibling: brother - sister | uncle | aunt | nephew - niece | cousin | grandparent: grandfather - grandmother | grandchild: grandson - granddaughter