Synonyms of family in English:


See US English definition of family

See UK English definition of family

See Spanish definition of familia


1‘growing up in the bosom of one's family’

household, ménage
nuclear family
informal brood

2‘I wanted to meet his family’

relatives, relations, blood relations, family members, kin, next of kin, kinsfolk, kinsmen, kinswomen, kindred, one's flesh and blood, one's own flesh and blood, connections
extended family
clan, tribe
informal fam, folks, nearest and dearest
dated people

3‘a prospective husband must come from the right kind of family’

ancestry, parentage, birth, pedigree, genealogy, background, family tree, descent, lineage, line, line of descent, bloodline, blood, extraction, derivation, race, strain, stock, breed
dynasty, house
forebears, forefathers, antecedents, progenitors, roots, origins
rare filiation, stirps

4‘she is married with a family’

children, little ones, youngsters
offspring, progeny, descendants, scions, heirs
informal kids, kiddies, kiddiewinks, tots, sprogs, quiverful
Law issue

5‘a member of the weaver bird family’

taxonomic group, group, order, class, subclass, genus, species
stock, strain, line
technical taxon, phylum