Crossword clues for family
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
natural family \nat"u*ral fam"i*ly\, n. (Biol.) a group of living organisms classed as a family in a toxonomic classification.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 15c., "servants of a household," from Latin familia "family servants, domestics collectively, the servants in a household," thus also "members of a household, the estate, property; the household, including relatives and servants," from famulus "servant, slave," which is of unknown origin.\n
\nThe Latin word rarely appears in the sense "parents with their children," for which domus (see domestic (adj.)) was used. Derivatives of famulus include famula "serving woman, maid," famulanter "in the manner of a servant," famulitas "servitude," familiaris "of one's household, private," familiaricus "of household slaves," familiaritas "close friendship."\n
\nIn English, sense of "collective body of persons who form one household under one head and one domestic government, including parents, children, and servants, and as sometimes used even lodgers or boarders" [Century Dictionary] is from 1540s. From 1660s as "parents with their children, whether they dwell together or not," also in a more general sense, "persons closely related by blood, including aunts, uncles, cousins;" earlier "those who descend from a common progenitor" (1580s). Meaning "those claiming descent from a common ancestor, a house, a lineage" is early 15c. Hence, "any group of things classed as kindred based on common distinguishing characteristics" (1620s); as a scientific classification, between genus and order, from 1753.\n\nI have certainly known more men destroyed by the desire to have wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots.
[William Butler Yeats, "Autobiography"]\nReplaced Old English hiwscipe, hiwan "family," cognate with Old Norse hjon "one of the household; married couple, man and wife; domestic servant," and with Old High German hiwo "husband," hiwa "wife," also with Lithuanian šeimyna "family," Gothic haims "village," Old English ham "village, home" (see home (n.)).\n
\nAs an adjective from c.1600; with the meaning "suitable for a family," by 1807. Family values first recorded 1966. Phrase in a family way "pregnant" is from 1796. Family circle is 1809; family man "man devoted to wife and children, man inclined to lead a domestic life" is 1856 (earlier it meant "thief," 1788, from family in a slang sense of "the fraternity of thieves"). Family-tree "graph of ancestral relations" attested from 1752:\n\nHe was dressed in his best Coat, which had served him in the same Capacity before my Birth, and possibly, might be but little short in Antiquity, to the Root of his third Family Tree; and indeed, he made a venerable Figure in it. ["A Genuine Account of the Life and Transactions of Howell ap David Price, Gentleman of Wales," London, 1752]\n
\nHappy family an assemblage of animals of diverse habits and propensities living amicably, or at least quietly, together in one cage.
[Century Dictionary, 1902]\nThe phrase is attested from 1844.
a. 1 Suitable for children and adults. 2 Conservative, traditional. 3 (context slang English) Homosexual. n. (lb en countable) A group of people who are closely related to one another (by blood, marriage or adoption); for example, a set of parents and their children; an immediate family.
n. a social unit living together; "he moved his family to Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how many people made up his home" [syn: household, house, home, menage]
primary social group; parents and children; "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family" [syn: family unit]
an association of people who share common beliefs or activities; "the message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family"; "the church welcomed new members into its fellowship" [syn: fellowship]
(biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera; "sharks belong to the fish family"
Family is an American television drama series that aired on the ABC television network from 1976 to 1980. Creative control of the show was split among executive producers Leonard Goldberg, Aaron Spelling and Mike Nichols. A total of 86 episodes were produced. It is not related to the ABC sitcom A New Kind of Family that aired concurrently with Family during its final season.
A family is a domestic or social group.
Family or The Family may refer to:
"Family" is the sixth episode of season 5 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was written and directed by series creator Joss Whedon and is the only episode of the series to feature the character of Tara Maclay as the central figure of the narrative. This episode is also one of early acting works of multiple Academy Awards nominee Amy Adams.
Family is the second episode of the second season of Masters of Horror. It originally aired in North America on November 3, 2006. The DVD was released on April 17, 2007. It is the fifteenth episode and the sixteenth episode to be released on DVD.
Family was a cult band from Spain in the 1990s. Although initially unsuccessful, Family gradually acquired a fanbase and is now highly recognised in the Spanish underground pop scene. Their only album, Un Soplo en el Corazón has been praised for its poetic lyrics, inspired music and elegant artwork. 'A tribute CD was published by the magazine Rockdelux in 2003 which featured acts including Fangoria, La Casa Azul and Los Planetas.
In biological classification, family (, plural ) is one of the eight major taxonomic ranks; it is classified between order and genus. A family may be divided into subfamilies, which are intermediate ranks above the rank of genus. In vernacular usage, a family may be named after one of its common members; for example, walnuts and hickory trees belong to the family Juglandaceae, commonly known as the walnut family.
What does or does not belong to a family—or whether a described family should be recognized at all—are proposed and determined by practicing taxonomists. There are no hard rules for describing or recognizing a family, or any taxa. Taxonomists often take different positions about descriptions of taxa, and there may be no broad consensus across the scientific community for some time. Some described taxa are accepted broadly and quickly, but others only rarely, if at all; the publishing of new data and opinion often enables adjustments and consensus over time.
"Family" is the second episode of the fourth season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the 76th episode overall. It was originally released on October 1, 1990, in broadcast syndication. It was written by Ronald D. Moore, from an idea by Michael Piller. It featured additional work taken from a spec script by Susanne Lambdin. "Family" was directed by Les Landau.
Set in the 24th century, the series follows the adventures of the crew of the Federation starship Enterprise. In this episode, the Enterprise is docked at Earth following the events of "The Best of Both Worlds". Captain Jean-Luc Picard ( Patrick Stewart) visits his brother's family in France, where he begins to come to terms with his treatment by the Borg. Wesley Crusher ( Wil Wheaton) views a holographic recording made by his deceased father, Jack ( Doug Wert). Meanwhile, Lt. Worf's ( Michael Dorn) adoptive parents Sergey ( Theodore Bikel) and Helena Rozehenko ( Georgia Brown) come on-board the Enterprise to comfort him following his discommendation.
Initially, executive producer Rick Berman wanted a science-based subplot included, but Piller convinced him otherwise. The premise was hated by series creator Gene Roddenberry, but Moore's script went into production nonetheless. "Family" had an extended guest cast, some of whom returned later in the series. The episode received a Nielsen rating of 9.6 percent, the lowest of the season. However, it has been referred to by critics as one of the best episodes of the series. The guest cast was praised, as was the Picard-centric plot with Stewart's performance in the scene where he confesses his feelings about the Borg held up as a highlight.
Family are an English rock band, active from late 1966 to October 1973, and again since 2013 for a series of live shows. Their style has been characterised as progressive rock, as their sound often explored other genres, incorporating elements of styles such as folk, psychedelia, acid, jazz fusion and rock and roll. The band achieved recognition in the United Kingdom through their albums, club and concert tours and appearances at festivals.
The band's rotating membership throughout its relatively short existence led to a diversity in sound throughout their different albums. Family are also often seen as an unjustly forgotten act, when compared with other bands from the same period and have been described as an "odd band loved by a small but rabid group of fans". Although most of their recordings were issued in the US, the band never achieved any appreciable success there.
A family of musical instruments is a grouping of several different but related sizes or types of instruments. Some schemes of musical instrument classification, such as the Hornbostel-Sachs system, are based on a hierarchy of instrument families and families of families.
Some commonly recognized families are:
- Brass family
- Strings family
- Woodwind family
- Percussion Family
- Keyboard Family
Family relationships are not always clear-cut. For example, some authorities regard families as encompassing only instruments of different pitch range that have similar construction and tone quality. They therefore, for example, do not regard the cor anglais as a member of the oboe family, because its narrow bore and piriform bell give it a distinctly different tone quality from the oboe.
Family is a 2001 Japanese yakuza film directed by Takashi Miike.
"Family" is the twenty-first episode of the third season of House, and the sixty-seventh episode overall.
Family is the second album by Think About Life, released on May 26, 2009.
In a favourable review, critic Ben Rayner singled out the songs "Johanna" ("think digital-age Sly & The Family Stone") and "Sofa-bed", "which sounds like TV on the Radio with a clearer sense of melody."
Family is the second album released by May J. and her first under the label Rhythm Zone. No singles were released form the album. It entered the daily Oricon chart at #5 and climbed to #3.
Family is the second album by indie band Le Loup. It was released on September 22, 2009.
Family is a television drama mini-series that aired on RTÉ One and BBC1 in 1994. It was written by Roddy Doyle, the author of The Commitments, and directed by Michael Winterbottom.
Family is the ninth studio album by American country recording artist LeAnn Rimes, released October 9, 2007, by Curb Records in the United States. It was produced primarily by musician and record producer Dann Huff, with additional production by Tony Brown and guest vocalist Reba McEntire.
Family is the first album in Rimes' career where she has co-written every song for an album.
The album debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 74,200 copies in its first week. Upon its release, Family received positive reviews from most music critics, who complimented Rimes' performance and songwriting. It earned her a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, for the album's lead single " Nothin' Better to Do".
In the context of human society, a family (from ) is a group of people affiliated either by consanguinity (by recognized birth), affinity (by marriage or any other relation ship like siblings families etc..), or co-residence (as implied by the etymology of the English word "family") or shared consumption (see nurture kinship), or some combination of these. Members of the immediate family includes spouses, parents, brothers, sisters, sons and/or daughters. Members of the extended family may include grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and/or siblings-in-law. Sometimes these are also considered members of the immediate family, depending on an individual's specific relationship.
In most societies, the family is the principal institution for the socialization of children. As the basic unit for raising children, anthropologists generally classify most family organization as matrifocal (a mother and her children); conjugal (a husband, his wife, and children, also called the nuclear family); avuncular (for example, a grandparent, a brother, his sister, and her children); or extended (parents and children co-reside with other members of one parent's family). Sexual relations among the members are regulated by rules concerning incest such as the incest taboo.
The field of genealogy aims to trace family lineages through history.
Family is also an important economic unit studied in family economics.
Family is a public artwork by American artist Helaine Blumenfeld located on the Henry Reuss Federal Plaza, which is in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. The sculpture is made from Norwegian blue granite. It consists of five forms, with the largest form measuring approximately 89 x 58 x 27 inches. Family was installed in the Henry Reuss Federal Plaza in 1983.
A family or family household is defined by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes as "a householder and one or more other people related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption. They do not include same-sex married couples even if the marriage was performed in a state issuing marriage certificates for same-sex couples. Same-sex couple households are included in the family households category if there is at least one additional person related to the householder by birth or adoption. Same-sex couple households with no relatives of the householder present are tabulated in nonfamily households."
Hence, households consisting of grandparents and grandchildren without the intervening generation are not "families", nor are same-sex married couples even where such marriages are recognized, nor unmarried opposite-sex partners ( POSSLQs).
Family is the self-released third EP by Noah Gundersen. It was recorded by Daniel Mendez (who has previously worked with Lit, Dashboard Confessional, Duran Duran, Heart, and Train) and mastered by Ed Brooks in just under a week in Dallas. It was released on August 6, 2011. The 7-track EP features Noah's sister, Abby Gundersen, who plays violin and sings vocal harmonies on several tracks. Family has been called genre-defying and at times reminiscent of Ryan Adams, Fleet Foxes, Tom Waits, and Neil Young. The EP can be downloaded on Noah Gundersen's Bandcamp page.
Noah felt the title of the EP to be fitting as it "pays homage to the people who have shaped his life." "Family comes in many forms," says Noah. "It lives with us, for better and for worse. It shapes us. That's what this album is about."
Family (also known as Family – Ties of Blood) is a 2006 Bollywood crime drama film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. The film features Amitabh Bachchan, Bhoomika Chawla and Aryeman Ramsay in lead roles. It released on 12 January 2006, and received mixed response from critics, however bombed at the box office. The movie was debut movie for Aryeman Ramsay, though the role was powerful however he faced negative feedbacks from critics.
"Family" is the 22nd and the last episode of the first season of the CW television series The Secret Circle, and the series' 22nd and last episode overall. It was aired on May 10, 2012. The episode was written by Andrew Miller & Andrea Newman and it was directed by Dave Barrett.
One day after the final episode was aired, on May 11, 2012, the CW cancelled the series. The ratings decline in the second half of the season, the expensive cost of special effects, and dramatic locations were cited as reasons for the show's cancellation.
The Family is Willie Nelson's touring and recording group. Nelson, who did not manage through the 1960s to succeed as a singer, retired after the failure of his 1971 album Yesterday's Wine. The following year, he returned from retirement rejuvenated by the burgeoning music movement of Austin, Texas.
In 1973, he formed a new backing band. The new lineup consisted of some of the members of his old road band "The Record Men," with the addition of new members. The original lineup included his sister, Bobbie, on the piano; drummer Paul English; harmonicist Mickey Raphael; bassist Bee Spears; and guitarist Jody Payne. The current lineup includes all the members but Jody Payne, who retired in 2008, and Bee Spears, who died in 2011. Billy English joined in 2010 to help his brother Paul after he suffered a stroke the same year. Replacing Spears, Kevin Smith joined the band in 2011.
Family is a 2012 South Korean family sitcom starring Hwang Shin-hye, Ahn Suk-hwan, Park Ji-yoon and Park Hee-von. It aired on KBS2 from August 13, 2012 to February 6, 2013, on Mondays to Fridays at 19:45 for 120 episodes.
Also known under its previous title Shut Up Family .
Family is the third studio release by Californian melodic hardcore band Ignite.
Family is the debut studio album by folk rock family ensemble Thompson. It was released by Fantasy Records, part of Concord Music, on 17 November 2014.
Family is an ITV crime drama series, first broadcast on 29 September 2003, starring Martin Kemp and Jamie Foreman as the protagonists, Joey and Dave Cutler. Based on a crime family operating in London's east-end, Family only lasted one series before being axed by the broadcaster. A DVD of the complete series was released on March 30, 2009.
Family is a 1996 Telugu drama film produced by Leela-Laila-Lalini-Lalitha on Vijaya Bapineedu Productions banner and directed by Vijaya Bapineedu. Starring Rajendra Prasad, Ooha in the lead roles and music composed by Prasanna Swaraj. The film was a remake of Tamil film Kaalam Maari Pochu (1996).
Family is a 2001 Dutch drama film directed by Willem van de Sande Bakhuyzen.
Usage examples of "family".
Mishani would never have believed it possible - not only that Lucia had been allowed to reach eight harvests of age in the first place, but also that the Empress was foolish enough to think the high families would allow an Aberrant to rule Saramyr.
I that the high families would sooner see an Aberrant on the throne than a Weaver.
An elderly family friend had abused her when she was six, and she had been indecently assaulted in a Gloucester park at the age of thirteen.
While child abuse is an ever-increasing fact of British life, now estimated to afflict one family in every twelve, not every abused child goes on to kill.
The abuser creates a situation in which everyone in the family is dependent upon him.
Often trauma victims are too concerned with finding their family, surviving, grieving deaths, getting away from their abuser, etc.
From her own experience, she has become aware that there are many women like herself who leave the Family and fall into similarly controlling and abusive situations, which tend to perpetuate the experiences that they had while in the cult.
That Abies had taken a knife or whatever was handiest and had already massacred the entire family.
Then Fagin pushed hard for some sort of gas attack, which Banish rejected as well, saying that the Abies family might have gas masks themselves and, if so, the agents and marshals going in would be facing a slaughter.
A woman raised in an environment so full of honor and respect, and someone who, according to the academician, led her whole family around by their noses, had thought it worthwhile to talk to him, and in a way that came rather close to friendliness.
Out of politeness the countess looked at her husband before accepting the invitation, but he cried out, without ceremony, that he was ready to go if I took the whole family.
Each great natural family has requisites that define it, and the characters that make it recognizable are the nearest to these fundamental conditions: thus, reproduction being the major function of the plant, the embryo will be its most important part, and it becomes possible to divide the vegetable kingdom into three classes: acotyledons, monocotyledons, and dicotyledons.
She had hoped that by bringing Conward into the house, by bringing Irene under the influence of a close family acquaintanceship with him, that that young lady might be led to see the folly of the road she was choosing.
Margland was a woman of family and fashion, but reduced, through the gaming and extravagance of her father, to such indigence, that, after sundry failures in higher attempts, she was compelled to acquiesce in the good offices of her friends, which placed her as a governess in the house of Sir Hugh.
Their attachment also to the ancient royal family had been much weakened by their habits of submission to the Danish princes, and by their late election of Harold or their acquiescence in his usurpation.