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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. unit

noun. ['ˈjuːnət, ˈjuːnɪt'] an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole.

Synonyms

  • part
  • component
  • component part
  • constituent

Antonyms

  • natural depression
  • leeward
  • front
  • rear

7. unit

noun. ['ˈjuːnət, ˈjuːnɪt'] any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange.

Synonyms

  • kt
  • teraflop
  • MFLOP
  • cubature unit
  • energy unit
  • miles per gallon
  • karat
  • MIPS
  • temperature unit
  • capacity unit
  • linear unit
  • unit of viscosity
  • electrostatic unit
  • absorption unit
  • dioptre
  • angular unit
  • telephone unit
  • denier
  • heat unit
  • measuring block
  • capacity measure
  • unit of measurement
  • emu
  • definite quantity
  • million instructions per second
  • cubic measure
  • cubic content unit
  • Brinell number
  • mass unit
  • bit
  • megaflop
  • square measure
  • weight
  • work unit
  • langley
  • cubage unit
  • diopter
  • sound unit
  • measuring unit
  • metric
  • million floating point operations per second
  • weight unit
  • acceleration unit
  • explosive unit
  • carat
  • linear measure
  • metric unit
  • monetary unit
  • area unit
  • force unit
  • pain unit
  • printing unit
  • volume unit
  • displacement unit
  • electromagnetic unit
  • trillion floating point operations per second
  • computer memory unit
  • pressure unit

Antonyms

  • unrhythmical
  • disunion
  • nonalignment
  • descent

8. unit

noun. ['ˈjuːnət, ˈjuːnɪt'] an organization regarded as part of a larger social group.

Synonyms

  • combination
  • side
  • organisation
  • intensive care unit
  • fifth column
  • political entity
  • squad
  • working party
  • force
  • military force
  • house
  • task force
  • administrative unit
  • menage
  • klavern
  • organization
  • social unit
  • working group
  • family
  • scout troop
  • member
  • military group
  • household
  • instrumentality
  • poste restante
  • ICU
  • military unit
  • company
  • home
  • political unit
  • general delivery
  • outfit
  • den
  • Trojan horse
  • administrative body
  • work party
  • scout group
  • crew
  • team
  • troop

Antonyms

  • irrelevance
  • unpointedness
  • carinate
  • light

9. unit

noun. ['ˈjuːnət, ˈjuːnɪt'] a single undivided whole.

Synonyms

  • one

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • undock

10. unit

noun. ['ˈjuːnət, ˈjuːnɪt'] a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else.

Synonyms

  • couple
  • unit cell
  • molecule
  • piece
  • part
  • chemical chain
  • radical
  • chemical group
  • building block
  • chain
  • thing

Antonyms

  • heaviness
  • heavy
  • discharge
  • unburden

Example sentences of the word family-unit


1. Noun Phrase
In New Jersey, there is a strong presumption in favor of preserving the family unit and ensuring children have ample time with each parent.

2. Noun Phrase
New Jersey has a strong bias in favor of preserving the family unit and will only grant sole custody when it is in the child's best interests.

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