an association of people who share common beliefs or activities
"the message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family"
"the church welcomed new members into its fellowship"
a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
- crime syndicate
(biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera
"sharks belong to the fish family"
a person having kinship with another or others
people descended from a common ancestor
"his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"
- family line
a collection of things sharing a common attribute
"there are two classes of detergents"
primary social group
parents and children
"he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"
- family unit
a social unit living together
"he moved his family to Virginia"
"It was a good Christian household"
"I waited until the whole house was asleep"
"the teacher asked how many people made up his home"