Synonyms for (noun) family

Synonyms: family, family unit

Definition: primary social group; parents and children

Usage: he wanted to have a good job before starting a family

Similar words: kin, kin group, kindred, kinship group, clan, tribe

Definition: group of people related by blood or marriage


Synonyms: family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, sept

Definition: people descended from a common ancestor

Usage: his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower

Similar words: pedigree, parentage, origin, blood, blood line, bloodline, ancestry, line, line of descent, lineage, descent, stemma, stock

Definition: the descendants of one individual

Usage: his entire lineage has been warriors


Synonyms: class, category, family

Definition: a collection of things sharing a common attribute

Usage: there are two classes of detergents

Similar words: aggregation, accumulation, assemblage, collection

Definition: several things grouped together or considered as a whole


Synonyms: home, house, household, family, menage

Definition: a social unit living together

Usage: 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

Similar words: unit, social unit

Definition: an organization regarded as part of a larger social group

Usage: the coach said the offensive unit did a good job; after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit


Synonyms: family

Definition: (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera

Usage: sharks belong to the fish family

Similar words: taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group

Definition: animal or plant group having natural relations


Synonyms: family, fellowship

Definition: an association of people who share common beliefs or activities

Usage: the message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family; the church welcomed new members into its fellowship

Similar words: association

Definition: a formal organization of people or groups of people

Usage: he joined the Modern Language Association


Synonyms: crime syndicate, syndicate, mob, family

Definition: a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities

Similar words: gangdom, gangland, organized crime

Definition: underworld organizations


Synonyms: family, kin, kinsperson

Definition: a person having kinship with another or others

Usage: he's kin; he's family

Similar words: relation, relative

Definition: a person related by blood or marriage

Usage: police are searching for relatives of the deceased; he has distant relations back in New Jersey