extended family


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extended family

n.
A family group that consists of parents, children, and other relatives, often living in close proximity.

extended family

n
(Sociology) sociol anthropol a social unit that contains the nuclear family together with blood relatives, often spanning three or more generations

extend′ed fam′ily


n.
a kinship group consisting of a married couple, their children, and various close relatives.
[1940–45]

extended family

A family group which consists of parents and children and other relatives living together or in close contact. The extended family is larger than the nuclear family.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.extended family - a family consisting of the nuclear family and their blood relativesextended family - a family consisting of the nuclear family and their blood relatives
family, household, menage, home, house - 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"
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Marriage is between two grown-up adults and not an extended family affair.
Margaret told the Advertiser: "The ceilidh was attended by our large extended family and friends who all enjoyed a night of good food and dancing.
The couple are part of a growing trend as more over 65s are likely to take a holiday abroad than any other age group - and frequently travel with extended family.
Each Extended Family is normally headed by the eldest male called the 'ebusua panyin' (Akan) - the Head of Family.
A year after my mother's death I started introducing my kids to my extended family. At night I would show them pictures of my aunts and uncles, of my cousins and my cousin's children.
Bussolari found her greatest moments being with her husband, children, grandchildren and extended family. The times when the all were gathered for holidays, special occasions and family events were her life's special times.
If you keep it in mind, everyone should be able to sign up at least one extended family member, know a DAV member who has not joined the Auxiliary, or know a family member of a DAV or Auxiliary member who has not yet joined.
Suman Reddy, Vice President and Managing Director Pegasystems said, "We at Pega always look forward to bring together our extended family to enhance and create a holistic work culture.
She built a worldwide extended family of loyal fans by inviting them into her life, interacting with them daily and acknowledging their contributions to her--make that "our"--success.
The research also highlighted that an increasing number of people are choosing, or would prefer, to go away with friends, other couples, and extended family, rather than just their parents and children.
The media firm thinks the move came in response to an article published about the fortunes of Vice President Xi Jinping's extended family.

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