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English noun: family unit

1. family unit (group) primary social group; parents and children


SamplesHe wanted to have a good job before starting a family.


Synonymsfamily


Broader (hypernym)clan, kin, kin group, kindred, kinship group, tribe


Narrower (hyponym)couple, man and wife, marriage, married couple, match, mates


Instance hyponymBronte sisters, Marx Brothers


Member holonymchild, kid, parent, sib, sibling









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