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family tree

n.
1. A genealogical diagram of a family's ancestry.
2. The ancestors and descendants of a family considered as a group.

family tree

n
(Genetics) a chart showing the genealogical relationships and lines of descent of a family. Also called: genealogical tree

fam′ily tree′


n.
1. all the ancestors or descendants of a given family or group.
2. a genealogical chart showing the ancestry, descent, and relationship of the members of a family or group.
[1800–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.family tree - successive generations of kinfamily tree - successive generations of kin  
kin group, kindred, kinship group, clan, kin, tribe - group of people related by blood or marriage
blood line, bloodline, ancestry, lineage, pedigree, stemma, line of descent, parentage, blood, origin, descent, stock, line - the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"

family tree

noun lineage, genealogy, line of descent, ancestral tree, line, descent, pedigree, extraction, ancestry, blood line, stemma, stirps the difficulties of tracing a complex family tree

family tree

noun
A written record of ancestry:
Translations
شَجَرَة العائِلَه
rodokmen
stamtræ
családfa
ættartala
rodovnik
soy ağacı

family tree

nalbero genealogico

family

(ˈfӕməli) plural ˈfamilies noun
1. (singular or plural) a man, his wife and their children. These houses were built for families; The (members of the) Smith family are all very athletic; (also adjective) a family holiday.
2. a group of people related to each other, including cousins, grandchildren etc. He comes from a wealthy family; (also adjective) the family home.
3. the children of a man and his wife. When I get married I should like a large family.
4. a group of plants, animals, languages etc that are connected in some way. In spite of its name, a koala bear is not a member of the bear family.
family planning
controlling or limiting the number of children that people have especially by using a means of contraception. a family planning clinic.
family tree
(a plan showing) a person's ancestors and relations.
References in classic literature ?
As a mere flask of the golden water in the tale became a full fountain when it was poured out, so Mr Meagles seemed to feel that this small spice of Barnacle imparted to his table the flavour of the whole family-tree. In its presence, his frank, fine, genuine qualities paled; he was not so easy, he was not so natural, he was striving after something that did not belong to him, he was not himself.
We had learned that in other families who had undertaken similar family-tree projects, the inclusion or exclusion of some partners and their descendants had been a contentious issue.
These days, the Web contains millions of pages of family records--immigration manifests, marriage licenses, birth and death certificates--with dozens of sites and services available to help you sift through the data, or put you in touch with other family-tree climbers to compare notes.