What is family?

  • (noun): (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera.
    Example: "Sharks belong to the fish family"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Family

In human context, a family (from Latin: familia) is a group of people affiliated by consanguinity, affinity, or co-residence. In most societies it is the principal institution for the socialization of children. Anthropologists most generally classify family organization as matrilocal (a mother and her children); conjugal (a wife, husband, and children, also called nuclear family); and consanguinal (also called an extended family) in which parents and children co-reside with other members of one parent's family.

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Linked List - Internal and External Storage - Example of Internal and External Storage
... look like the following record member { // member of a family member next string firstName integer age } record family { // the family itself family next string lastName string address member ... the list of families and the list of members within the family are stored in two linked lists using the same data structure (node), and this language does not ...
Edwin Howard Armstrong - Early Life
... Emily Smith had strong family ties to Chelsea, which centered around the church, in which her family took an active role ... In 1895 the Armstrong family moved from their brownstone row house at 347 West 29th Street to another similar house at 26 West 97th Street in the Upper West Side ... to improve his health the Armstrong family moved in 1902 from the Upper West Side into a house at 1032 Warburton Avenue in Yonkers, which overlooked the Hudson river ...
Irving Berlin - Early Life - Belarussian Immigrant - Settling in New York City
... Hebrew lessons on the side, and struggled to support his family ... to take to the streets to help support his family ... his first day's receipts, his contribution to the family budget.” His mother took jobs as a midwife, and three of his sisters worked wrapping cigars, common for immigrant girls ...
Michael Ventris - Biography - Young Adult
... After the German invasion of Poland in 1939 the family holdings in that country were gone, and all income from there ceased ... The family became destitute ... A friend of the family, a Russian sculptor, Naum Gabo, took Michael under his wing, so to speak ...
Zachlumia - History - 14th Century
... By 1325, the Branivojević family had emerged as strongest in Hum ... Though nominal vassals of Serbia, the Branivojević family attacked Serbian interests and other local nobles of Hum, who in 1526 turned against Serbia and ... The Draživojevići of Nevesinje as vassals of Bosnian Ban, become the leading family of Hum in 1330s ...

More definitions of "family":

  • (noun): Primary social group; parents and children.
    Example: "He wanted to have a good job before starting a family"
    Synonyms: family unit
  • (noun): An association of people who share common beliefs or activities.
    Example: "The message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family"
    Synonyms: fellowship
  • (noun): A social unit living together.
    Example: "He moved his family to Virginia"
    Synonyms: household, house, home, menage
  • (noun): A collection of things sharing a common attribute.
    Synonyms: class, category
  • (noun): A person having kinship with another or others.
    Example: "He's family"
    Synonyms: kin, kinsperson

Famous quotes containing the word family:

    The agent’s steep and steady stare
    Corroded to a grin.
    Why, you black old, tough old hell of a man,
    Move your family in!
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)

    I think the ideal situation for a family is to be completely incestuous.
    William Burroughs (b. 1914)

    The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)