1 : a social group made up of parents and their children. 2 : a group of people who come from the same ancestor You resemble your mother's side of the family. 3 : a group of people living together : household. 4 : a group of things sharing certain characteristics a family of languages.
A family is a group of people who want as well as choose to be together embraced by a bond so powerful and strong that not even the slightest test of trials or troubles can breach. I think Lilo got it right when she said, "Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten."