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family

n. 1) husband, wife and children. 2) all blood relations. 3) all who live in the same household including servants and relatives, with some person or persons directing this economic and social unit.

family

(Common ancestry), noun ancestry, birth, blood connection, clan, common extraction, common forebears, common lineage, common parentage, consanguinity, descent, dynasty, ethnic group, ethnicity, filiation, folk, genealogy, house, kin, kindred, kinsmen, line, line of ancestors, line of descent, lineage, origin, parentage, people, same line of descent, same strain, sept, stirps, stock, strain, tribe

family

(Household), noun brood, domestic circle, dooestic establishment, familia, family unit, home circle, issue, offspring, progeny
Associated concepts: adoption, curtesy, dependent, domestic relation, dower, Family Court, family law, family purpose doccrine, head of household, heirs, next of kin, surviving spouse
See also: ancestry, bloodline, derivation, descendant, domestic, house, household, issue, kindred, kinship, lineage, next of kin, origin, parentage, paternal, posterity, progeny, race, relative, succession
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I considered some of the awful things my grandparents and great-grandparents had seen in their lifetimes: two world wars, killer flu, segregation, and a nuclear bomb.
Around 250 mourners packed into Almondbank Tibbermore Church near Perth for the joint funeral of Aeron and great-grandparents Alex, 66, and Davina, 62, known as Weenie.
If a person has, say, one or two white grandparents or great-grandparents, as many American "blacks" do, isn't he white as well as black.
Telling the life story of your parents, grandparents and great-grandparents is a powerful and personal way of exploring history," said John Fox, CEO of GroupSmarts.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his big brother, Charles Avery Magorian; maternal grandparents, Barbara and Fidel Herpin of Clinton; paternal grandmother, Elaine McNeill and her companion, Jon Pratt, of Palmer; paternal grandfather, Lou Magorian and his companion, Nanci King, of Clinton; paternal great-grandparents, Joanne Lincoln and Charles of Ashland, generations of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Some insects can easily become grandparents or great-grandparents in that time, and rising global temperatures may give some species a longer reproductive season to spawn even more generations, Canadian researchers report in an upcoming Global Change Biology.
McCauley Thomas was five when he was killed, along with his great-grandparents Patrick and Hazel Chidgey at their home in Pontllanfraith.
Lucy, daughter of the late Boro football legend Willie Maddren, and Neil were married on the same date as Neil's great-grandparents more than 80 years before.
It was the home of my great-grandparents, Patrick and Mary Donovan, when they arrived in Wales from Ireland in about 1900.
But Griff sets off on the trail of his maternal great-grandparents Daniel and Sarah Price and their four children: William, Jane, Thomas and Griff's gran Louisa.
Her family tree in the graveyard reaches to great-grandparents and she knows all of the other family plots.