family

How to spell family in german

In german, the word family can be spelled:

  • n., pl. -lies.
      1. A fundamental social group in society typically consisting of one or two parents and their children.
      2. Two or more people who share goals and values, have long-term commitments to one another, and reside usually in the same dwelling place.
    1. All the members of a household under one roof.
    2. A group of persons sharing common ancestry. See Usage Note at collective noun.
    3. Lineage, especially distinguished lineage.
    4. A locally independent organized crime unit, as of the Cosa Nostra.
      1. A group of like things; a class.
      2. A group of individuals derived from a common stock: the family of human beings.
    5. Biology. A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below an order and above a genus. A family usually consists of several genera.
    6. Linguistics. A group of languages descended from the same parent language, such as the Indo-European language family.
    7. Mathematics. A set of functions or surfaces that can be generated by varying the parameters of a general equation.
    8. Chemistry. A group of elements with similar chemical properties.
    9. Chemistry. A vertical column in the periodic table of elements.
    adj.
    1. Of or having to do with a family: family problems.
    2. Being suitable for a family: family movies.

    [Middle English familie, from Latin familia, household, servants of a household, from famulus, servant.]


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