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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.
com's growing network of more than 15 million users a tool that helps solve family-tree mysteries through science.
com makes millions of obituaries freely available to genealogists and family-tree researchers, as well as those seeking information about the most recent deaths in their community.