family

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. household; forefathers, children, descendants, lineage, family tree; clan, tribe, kindred; group, association, classification, class. See ancestry.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. kindred, familial, tribal; see domestic 1 , group .
n.
1. [Blood relatives]
Syn. relations, relatives, kin, tribe, folk, clan, dynasty, house, household, kith and kin, kindred, kinfolk, kinsmen, connections, relationship, blood, blood tie, consanguinity, progeny, offspring, descendants, issue, brood, antecedents, forebears, heirs and assigns, generations, race, ancestry, progenitors, forefathers, pedigree, genealogy, descent, parentage, extraction, patrimony, paternity, inheritance, former generations, kinship, lineage, line, one's own flesh and blood, clansmen, strain, stock, breed, parents, siblings, children, in-laws, nuclear family, extended family, the whole tribe*, homefolks*, people*, folks*, nearest and dearest*.
2. [Several of one kind]
Syn. order, class, genus, species, subdivision, group; see also class 1 .
in a family way*,
Syn. pregnant, with child, going to have a baby; see pregnant 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. clan household, kin, tribe, kinfolk, relatives, relations, *blood, brethren, siblings, generation, dynasty, offspring, children, brood, kids, ancestry, bloodline, forebears, lineage, pedigree. ''One of nature's masterpieces.''—George Santayana. ''The miniature commonwealth upon whose integrity the safety of the larger commonwealth depends.''—Felix Adler. ''The we of me.''—Carson McCullers. ''The first and essential cell of human society.''—Pope John XXIII. ''The nucleus of civilization.''—Will Durant.
2. class genus, classification, division, group, order, kind, species, type.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A group of usually related people living together as a unit: house, household, menage. See GROUP. 2. A group of people sharing common ancestry: clan, house, kindred, lineage, stock, tribe. Idioms: flesh and blood, kith and kin. See KIN. 3. One's relatives collectively: kin, kindred, kinfolk. See KIN. 4. One's ancestors or their character or one's ancestral derivation: ancestry, birth, blood, bloodline, descent, extraction, genealogy, line, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, seed, stock. See KIN, PRECEDE. II adjective Of or relating to the family or household: domestic, familial, home, homely, household. See KIN, GROUP.

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