A group consisting of two parents and their children living together as a unit
growing up in the bosom of one's family
A boat designed to convey or house a family.
A policy limiting the benefits made available to a family by the State; especially one that prevents a family in receipt of welfare assistance from receiving additional assistance because of the birth of another child.
Originally US a car suitable for use by a family, (now) especially a vehicle of larger-than-average size designed to carry adults and children.
Care provided for or by a family, now especially as opposed to that provided by an institution or medical professionals.
The head of a family or household, especially one who earns money or makes decisions for the rest of the family.
A home belonging to or lived in by a (particular) family, especially over several generations; (now also) a home suitable or designed for use by a family.
A period in the evening during which many children and their families watch television, especially 8 to 9 p.m.
A line of descent; a family viewed as a series of descendants.
A pew in a church, chapel, etc., permanently reserved for the use of a particular (usually upper-class) family.
The country home of an upper-class family over several generations.
(Chiefly in plural) a bond or connection between two or more family members; an obligation to one's family.
The family Rutaceae, chiefly comprising woody shrubs and trees, often with strongly scented foliage and fruit, and of which the genus Ruta is the type.
The plant family Juncaceae, which includes the rushes (genus Juncus) and woodrushes (genus Luzula).
A man with a wife (or long-term partner) and children, especially one who enjoys home life
A room in a pub in which children are allowed, in the company of an adult or adults
A diagram showing the relationship between people in several generations of a family
The members of a family, especially parents and children, considered as a single entity within society
Christ as a child with Mary and Joseph (and often also others such as John the Baptist or St Anne), especially as a subject for a painting
Promoting family life and traditional moral values
I traced my own family tree
An organized crime syndicate controlled by and centred around a specific family.
A book in which contributions, such as verses and signatures, are inscribed by and for members of a particular family (now rare).
A place or structure in the home reserved for religious ritual or prayer; in Christian use, frequently used in figurative contexts relating to family prayers.
A place, person, etc., regarded as the nucleus or focal point of a particular family.
A person who is on friendly terms with a (particular) family; a friend of the family.
A hotel with special facilities or terms for families.
A house belonging to or lived in by a (particular) family, especially over several generations; (originally) specifically the country home of an upper-class family.
A benefice which the head of a family can bestow or bequeath.
A person who belongs to a (particular) family; a (close) relative.
A social gathering for family members.
A picture, especially a painting, of a family.
Silverware belonging to a particular family, handed down from generation to generation, especially as an heirloom.
Designating a style of preparation or serving of food in which diners help themselves from plates of food that have been put on the table
A family living together harmoniously (frequently as a conventional description). Also figurative: a group characterized by high morale, team spirit, etc.
The family Mimosaceae, one of the three separate families into which the Leguminosae are sometimes divided, characterized by small, regular flowers with numerous stamens, usually grouped in globular heads.
The family Polemoniaceae.
Each of a group of long-established, wealthy families living in the Hudson River valley in New York State; usually in plural.
The group of people closely related by birth or marriage to a monarch, specifically (frequently with capital initials) the family of the British monarch; also in extended use.
One’s biological parents and siblings, as opposed to adoptive relatives
A bible designed to be used at family prayers, typically one with space on its flyleaves for recording important family events
The members of a particular family, regarded as a group
A court of law that hears cases involving domestic issues such as divorce and child custody
(Formerly in the UK) a regular payment by the state to a family with an income below a certain level
A doctor based in the community who treats patients with minor or chronic illnesses and refers those with serious conditions to a hospital
Valuable items of jewellery belonging to a particular family and handed down from one generation to the next
An excused absence from work for the purpose of dealing with family matters, especially the birth or adoption of a child or to care for a sick parent or spouse
(Of a business) owned or run by members of a single family