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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 ?
If you've got a family tree let's see a few historical O'Sullivan buds come out on it.
Yet he was not an extravagant-minded man in this, and in constructing his family tree on the new basis was duly reasonable in framing his inter-marriages and aristocratic links, never inserting a single title above a rank of strict moderation.
There was a cupboard in the wainscoting and from this he took a family tree.
The family tree (which hangs up at Queen's Crawley) furthermore mentions Charles Stuart, afterwards called Barebones Crawley, son of the Crawley of James the First's time; and finally, Queen Elizabeth's Crawley, who is represented as the foreground of the picture in his forked beard and armour.
I am the last of the Setons, fortunately, and I am going to smash the family tree, sell the heirlooms, and burn the family records
During the whole time consumed in the slow growth of this family tree, the house of Smallweed, always early to go out and late to marry, has strengthened itself in its practical character, has discarded all amusements, discountenanced all story-books, fairy- tales, fictions, and fables, and banished all levities whatsoever.
Epanchin, but the talk, and the opportunity of conversing about her family tree, gratified the latter exceedingly, and she rose from the table in great good humour.
a picture of a race horse, and a family tree in a gilded frame.
If they grew on one's family tree I should only have to give mine a shake to bring down a shower of the finest.
But it makes me feel better," and she smiled and winked away a tear on her lashes, and took his hand while they prayed for "all women labouring of child"--not "in the perils of childbirth"; and the sparrows who had found their way through the guards behind the glass windows chirped above the faded gilt and alabaster family tree of the Conants.
Doubtless, however, either of these stern and black-browed Puritans would have thought it quite a sufficient retribution for his sins that, after so long a lapse of years, the old trunk of the family tree, with so much venerable moss upon it, should have borne, as its topmost bough, an idler like myself.
to acquire the business assets of Family Tree, including customer contracts and intellectual property, and will continue to operate under the name Family Tree Home Care.