Definition of 'family'
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Example sentences containing 'family'
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You are potentially leaving behind your family who love you. The Sun (2017)In my family we used to simply recycle unwanted gifts. The Sun (2016)My elder daughter moved into the family house. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Other advice includes not going into business with family and not letting an argument rage on. The Sun (2017)Money is mainly the means to provide security for my wife and family. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Would they give one up to house a refugee family? The Sun (2016)Successive monarchs and other members of the royal family have played crucial political roles in our past. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Your place in a friendship or family group is getting stronger - giving more and taking more. The Sun (2016)Oh and bring your wife and family too. SHOPPED: The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets (2004)His family became used to joining him in remote locations. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She was devoted to her pupils who became her much extended family. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They simply do much better in family groups. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This bond can lead to a big family and business. The Sun (2012)They want to stop young people and families coming. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The life of this house and family has gone. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It has been cared for by the same family for a century. Times, Sunday Times (2012)When you are born into the royal family you have incredible privilege and wealth. The Sun (2013)You will see that it is not wasted time but rather that it keeps the family together. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They remain hopeful that one day they will be a family of five again. The Sun (2014)There is less emphasis upon maintaining a particular family style and more openness to diversity. Sociology and Religion: A Collection of Readings (1995)There are vague promises that money raised from the sale of the family home will be protected. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This is an overwhelming tragedy for her and her husband and their family. The Sun (2006)Nowadays most people would not stand up for their own families if it meant losing money. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It also gives support to parents and extended family. The Sun (2014)There is space for a large family or group of friends to spread out. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His family would be moved to a safe house and given new identities after the cases were over. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And it is a young family. The Sun (2015)He came to me when he was four because his family couldn't look after him. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The wife 's family suggested that such a term amounted to weak justice. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Some family cars use 40 per cent more fuel than quoted. The Sun (2015)That might be a different brand or the shop's own brand for example but no one in the family can taste any difference. The Sun (2010)
Trends of 'family'
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Translations for 'family'
British English: family /ˈfæmɪlɪ; ˈfæmlɪ/ NOUN
A family is a group of people who are related to each other, especially parents and their children.
...a family of five.
- American English: family
- Arabic: عائِلَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: família
- Chinese: 家庭
- Croatian: obitelj
- Czech: rodina
- Danish: familie
- Dutch: gezin
- European Spanish: familia
- Finnish: perhe
- French: famille
- German: Familie
- Greek: οικογένεια
- Italian: famiglia
- Japanese: 家族
- Korean: 가족
- Norwegian: familie
- Polish: rodzina
- European Portuguese: família
- Romanian: familie
- Russian: семья
- Spanish: familia
- Swedish: familj
- Thai: ครอบครัว
- Turkish: aile
- Ukrainian: сім'я
- Vietnamese: gia đình
Definition of family from the Collins English Dictionary
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