family / ˈfæm ə li, ˈfæm li /
noun, plural fam·i·lies.
a basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not:
the traditional family.
a social unit consisting of one or more adults together with the children they care for:
a single-parent family.
the children of one person or one couple collectively:
We want a large family.
the spouse and children of one person:
We’re taking the family on vacation next week.
any group of persons closely related by blood, as parents, children, uncles, aunts, and cousins:
to marry into a socially prominent family.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a family:
a family trait.
belonging to or used by a family:
a family automobile; a family room.