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1. family

noun. ['ˈfæməli, ˈfæmli'] a social unit living together.

Synonyms

  • house
  • home
  • foster family
  • menage a trois
  • foster home
  • conjugal family
  • broken home
  • menage
  • extended family
  • unit
  • nuclear family
  • household

Antonyms

  • original
  • overstock
  • understock
  • irregular

Etymology

  • familia (Latin)
  • famula (Latin)

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2. family

noun. ['ˈfæməli, ˈfæmli'] primary social group; parents and children.

Synonyms

  • mates
  • family unit
  • kid
  • kindred
  • sib
  • match
  • tribe
  • kin
  • kinship group
  • sibling
  • clan
  • child
  • marriage
  • couple
  • parent
  • married couple
  • man and wife

Antonyms

  • parent
  • upgrade
  • downgrade
  • snarl

Etymology

  • familia (Latin)
  • famula (Latin)

3. family

noun. ['ˈfæməli, ˈfæmli'] a collection of things sharing a common attribute.

Synonyms

  • sex
  • violin family
  • denomination
  • collection
  • grammatical category
  • paradigm
  • syntactic category
  • declension
  • substitution class
  • category
  • class
  • accumulation
  • superphylum
  • stamp
  • brass family
  • conjugation
  • assemblage
  • woodwind family
  • histocompatibility complex

Antonyms

  • disorganise
  • disorganize
  • untidiness
  • disorderliness

Etymology

  • familia (Latin)
  • famula (Latin)

4. family

noun. ['ˈfæməli, ˈfæmli'] people descended from a common ancestor.

Synonyms

  • descent
  • lineage
  • homefolk
  • blood line
  • house
  • ancestry
  • gens
  • blood
  • bloodline
  • kinfolk
  • stemma
  • origin
  • dynasty
  • pedigree
  • kinsfolk
  • family line
  • line of descent
  • people
  • parentage
  • folk
  • sept
  • line
  • name
  • phratry

Antonyms

  • disarrange
  • disorder
  • instability
  • war

Etymology

  • familia (Latin)
  • famula (Latin)

5. family

noun. ['ˈfæməli, ˈfæmli'] a person having kinship with another or others.

Synonyms

  • kinsperson
  • kin
  • relative
  • affine

Antonyms

  • dead
  • initiate
  • noncitizen
  • clergy

Etymology

  • familia (Latin)
  • famula (Latin)

6. family

noun. ['ˈfæməli, ˈfæmli'] (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera.

Synonyms

  • bacteria family
  • bird family
  • dicot family
  • amphibian family
  • echinoderm family
  • fungus family
  • monocot family
  • fish family
  • taxon
  • family Panorpidae
  • fern family
  • family Bittacidae
  • Rhabdoviridae
  • Flaviviridae
  • Bunyaviridae
  • subfamily
  • genus
  • magnoliopsid family
  • protoctist family
  • liliopsid family
  • arthropod family
  • ctenophore family
  • moss family
  • Bittacidae
  • tribe
  • chordate family
  • Togaviridae
  • Endamoebidae
  • coelenterate family
  • worm family
  • Reoviridae
  • order
  • mollusk family
  • plant family
  • taxonomic category
  • taxonomic group
  • mammal family
  • Panorpidae
  • Filoviridae
  • family Endamoebidae
  • reptile family
  • form family

Antonyms

  • nonstandard
  • ascent
  • crossbred
  • purebred

Etymology

  • familia (Latin)
  • famula (Latin)

7. family

noun. ['ˈfæməli, ˈfæmli'] an association of people who share common beliefs or activities.

Synonyms

  • association
  • koinonia

Antonyms

  • sink
  • rich people
  • poor people

Etymology

  • familia (Latin)
  • famula (Latin)

8. family

noun. ['ˈfæməli, ˈfæmli'] a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities.

Synonyms

  • Cosa Nostra
  • gangland
  • gangdom
  • crime syndicate
  • organized crime
  • mob
  • syndicate
  • Mafia

Antonyms

  • brave
  • rich
  • uninitiate
  • living

Etymology

  • familia (Latin)
  • famula (Latin)

9. agave

noun. tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber.

Synonyms

  • Agave cantala
  • maguey
  • dracaena
  • Agave americana
  • American agave
  • sansevieria
  • sisal family
  • agave family
  • cantala
  • century plant
  • xerophile
  • American aloe
  • desert plant
  • Nolina microcarpa
  • Agavaceae
  • Agave tequilana
  • family Agavaceae
  • xerophilous plant
  • xerophytic plant
  • Agave atrovirens
  • xerophyte
  • bear grass
  • Agave sisalana
  • sisal

Etymology

  • Ἀγαυή (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • ἀγαυός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

Example sentences of the word agave-family


1. Noun Phrase
Yucca is the genus comprising more than 40 different evergreen plants in the agave family, characterized by narrow, pointed leaves.

2. Noun Phrase
Yucca plants are related to cassavas (also called yucas), which are also in the agave family but are a distinct genus unto themselves.

3. Noun Phrase
The ti, scientific name is Cordyline, is a member of the agave family, according to University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension.

4. Noun Phrase
The tube rose is a member of the agave family, Agavaceae, even though by first look of this plant you may mistake it for a lily.

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