Definition of extended family in English:

extended family


  • A family that extends beyond the nuclear family, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other relatives, who all live nearby or in one household.

    • ‘In 1996, 21% of all people were living as a part of an extended family.’
    • ‘In extended families, the network of relatives acts as a close-knit community.’
    relatives, relations, blood relations, family members, kin, next of kin, kinsfolk, kinsmen, kinswomen, kindred, one's flesh and blood, one's own flesh and blood, connections
    inclusive, comprehensive, expanded, enlarged, widened, broad, far-reaching
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extended family