\fam-le\ noun. 1. A social unit consisting of one or more adults together with the children they care for and look after. 2. A group of people who share common attitudes, interests, or goals and, frequently, live together. 3. A group of people united and guided by certain convictions, beliefs, and morals. 4. Relatives who love and care for one another deeply and oftentimes, put each other’s needs and preferences before their own. 5. A group who’s love is not hindered by time, space or circumstances.