Meaning of “family” - Learner’s Dictionary

family

noun us uk /ˈfæməli/
Extra Examples
family membersThere was an old family photo on the mantelpiece.I come from a big family.I struggle to balance work and family commitments.The whole family was present.
RELATED PEOPLE [ group ]

A1 a group of people who are related to each other, such as a mother, a father, and their children:

Is your family coming to the graduation ceremony?
Her UK family are/ US family is originally from Ireland.
a family business
CHILDREN [ C ]

B1 the children in a family:

[ usually singular ] Single parents have to raise a family on their own.
Paul and Alison are hoping to start a family soon.
PLANTS/ANIMALS [ C ]

a group of similar types of plants or animals that are related to each other

(Definition of “family” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)