from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A family group that consists of parents, children, and other close relatives, often living in close proximity.
- n. A group of relatives, such as those of three generations, who live in close geographic proximity rather than under the same roof.
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- n. a family consisting of parents and children, along with either grandparents, grandchildren, aunts or uncles, cousins etc
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- n. a family consisting of the nuclear family and their blood relatives
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A devout Christian, fifty-year-old Chief Ashamu was the patriarch of a traditional extended family and close-knit community whose many members looked to him for guidance and solicited his support in alleviating the burdens of daily life.
'If memory serves, David, the price was five grand plus your employers, friends and extended family not finding out about the twelve-year-old prostitute in Pattaya.'
My personal history with Chinatowns begins here, where we have wedding banquets, christenings, grocery shopping, daily life with my extended family of aunts, cousins, great-uncles, fake-uncles.
A little over a month ago in that high mountain meadow, my plan to establish my own firm and rent office space from All Souls had seemed a stroke of genius — a way of turning down a slightly expanded job as head of their newly formed Investigative Services department while maintaining my connection to the people who for me were more like an extended family than coworkers.
Each extended family lived in one house - married children moved in with the bride's parents until the birth of their third child.
Anyway, old grievances gave way to a habit of cooperation, and here we are, a twenty-first century extended family where the favorite aunt is an ex-wife or the guy fixing the waterheater is an ex-husband.
Then there were the Barsham Fairs and the Waveney Clarion, the community newspaper of the Waveney Valley, which I helped write, plan and distribute, as a whole extended family of us quasi-hippies did, from Diss to Bungay to Beccles to Lowestoft.
The Gramonts were a large extended family of young men and women with their beaus, all making up plays, having emotional crises, or disguising themselves to fool each other.