- A group of one or more parents and their children living together as a unit. “The family lived in a large house with a lot of land” Similar: household, ménage, nuclear family, brood.
- All the descendants of a common ancestor – Jesus; son of David. Thr book of Matthew begins by calling Jesus the son of David, indicating his royal origin, and also son of Abraham, indicating that He was an Israelite; both are stock phrases, in which son means descendant, calling to mind the promises God made to David and to Abraham. Similar:ancestry,parentage,birth,pedigree,genealogy,background,family tree,descent,lineage,line,line of descent,bloodline,blood,extraction,derivation,race,strain,stock,breed,dynasty,house,forebears,forefathers,antecedents,progenitors,roots,origins,filiations,tirps.