One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A family that extends beyond the nuclear family, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other relatives, who all live nearby or in one household.
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, connectionsView synonyms
- ‘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.’
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