family tree - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “family tree”

See all translations

family tree

noun [C]  us   /ˈfæm·ə·li ˈtri, ˈfæm·li/
a drawing that shows all the members of a family, usually over a long period of time, and how they are related to each other
(Definition of family tree from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of family tree?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “family tree” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More