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Definizione monolingua family



family (countable and uncountable; plural families)

  1. (countable) A father, mother and their sons and daughters; also called nuclear family.
    Our family lives in town.
  2. (countable) A group of people related by blood, marriage, law, or custom.
  3. (countable) A kin, tribe; also called extended family.
  4. (countable, biology, taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below order and above genus; a taxon at that rank.
    Magnolias belong to the family Magnoliaceae.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page 4
      The closest affinities of the Jubulaceae are with the Lejeuneaceae. The two families share in common: (a) elaters usually 1-spiral, trumpet-shaped and fixed to the capsule valves, distally […]
  5. (countable) A group of people who live together, or one that is similar to one that is related by blood, marriage, law, or custom, or members of ones intimate social group.
    This is my fraternity family at the university.
    Our company is one big happy family.
    They treated me like family.
  6. (countable) Any group or aggregation of things classed together as kindred or related from possessing in common characteristics which distinguish them from other things of the same order.
  7. (countable, music) A group of instrument having the same basic method of tone production.
    the brass family
    the violin family
  8. (countable, linguistics) A group of languages believed to have descended from the same ancestral language.
    the Indo-European language family
    the Afro-Asiatic language family
  9. Used attributively.
    The dog was kept as a family pet.
    For Apocynaceae, this type of flower is a family characteristic.

family (not comparable)

  1. Suitable for children and adults.
    Its not good for a date, its a family restaurant.
    Some animated movies are not just for kids, they are family movies.
  2. Conservative, traditional.
    The cultural struggle is for the survival of family values against all manner of atheistic amorality.
  3. (slang) Homosexual.
    I knew he was family when I first met him.

Definizione italiano>inglese family

Traduzione 'veloce'

famiglia |ascendenza |casa |clan |comunità |discendenza |famigliare |familiare |familiari |generazione |genere |gruppo |nucleo familiare |paese |parente |parentela |parenti |stirpe |tribù |villaggio |

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