Definition of family:
a social unit living together; "he moved his family to Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how many people made up his home"
primary social group; parents and children; "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"
a collection of things sharing a common attribute; "there are two classes of detergents"
people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"
a person having kinship with another or others; "he's kin"; "he's family"
(biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera; "sharks belong to the fish family"
a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
an association of people who share common beliefs or activities; "the message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family"; "the church welcomed new members into its fellowship"