family meaning

EN[ˈfæməli] [ˈfæmli]
  • In the context of human society, a family (from Latin: familia) is a group of people affiliated by consanguinity (by recognized birth), affinity (by marriage), or co-residence and/or shared consumption (see Nurture kinship).
  • In most societies, the family is the principal institution for the socialization of children.
  • "Family" is used metaphorically to create more inclusive categories such as community, nationhood, global village and humanism.
  • Genealogy is a field which aims to trace family lineages through history.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adjectives
      • Uncomparable adjectives
      • Nouns
        • Collective nouns
          • Countable nouns
            • Singularia tantum
              • Uncountable nouns
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          1. en familyish
          2. en familyism
          3. en familyist
          4. en familylike
          5. en family man
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of family for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "family" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a collective noun, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
          Difficultness: Level 1
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          Definiteness: Level 9
          Definite    ➨     Versatile