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All my life I have been told I would be lost without the love from my FAMILY My mom always told me when everyone runs out on me in life my FAMILY will keep me going My FAMILY is definitely my rock Many people have different concepts of FAMILY such as friends being FAMILY or only their blood relatives being FAMILY In my opinion it is the love one has for a person that makes them FAMILY After thinking of all the different meanings people have of FAMILY what does the word FAMILY actually meanAccording to the Websters Third New International Dictionary FAMILY is defined as the body of persons who live in one house and under one head including parents children servants and lodgers or boarders To put this in simpler terms FAMILY is a group of people who live together and share a close bond with one another FAMILY includes mothers fathers siblings and cousins In my opinion FAMILY could be defined as any person one has a close relationship with FAMILY consists of the people a person would risk everything for and have a strong love for FAMILY has many synonyms according to Rogets International Thesaurus The synonym related reminds me of the definition for FAMILY Related could also mean alike In a FAMILY Everyones personalities are alike in some sort of way Although related is very much like FAMILY it is also very different Related often means by blood but a FAMILY consists of more than just blood kin For me the word FAMILY symbolizes both friends and blood relativesWebsters Third New International Dictionary shows the meaning of FAMILY has changed greatly over the years The oldest Sanskrit version of the word is dhman Dhman was used to describe the dwelling place of a person Over time the Latin version of FAMILY changed to familia Familia in that time included everyone in the household even the servants and head of the
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