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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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Rhymes with Foster Family

  • multifamily
  • gramley
  • bramley
  • lamle
  • hamley
  • chamlee

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. foster

verb. ['ˈfɑːstɝ'] promote the growth of.

Synonyms

  • boost
  • promote
  • further
  • advance

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • take
  • inactivity
  • dishearten

Etymology

  • fostor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. 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)

5. 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)

6. 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)

7. 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)

8. foster

adjective. ['ˈfɑːstɝ'] providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties.

Synonyms

  • surrogate

Antonyms

  • discontinue
  • fall short of

Etymology

  • fostor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. Foster

noun. United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864).

Synonyms

  • Stephen Collins Foster

10. 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)
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