Definition of family adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfæməli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfæməli//
    [only before noun]
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  1. 1  connected with the family or a particular family family life your family background family ties/connections It's a family tradition.
  2. 2  owned by a family a family business the family car
  3. 3  suitable for all members of a family, both adults and children a family show family entertainment
  4. Word Originlate Middle English (in sense (3); also denoting the servants of a household or the retinue of a nobleman): from Latin familia ‘household servants, family’, from famulus ‘servant’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: family