[fam-uh-lee tree, fam-lee-] /ˈfæm ə li ˈtri, ˈfæm li-/
noun, Historical Linguistics.
a theory that describes language change in terms of genetically related languages developing in successive splits from a common parent language, such as Indo-European, as depicted by a family tree diagram.
plural noun 1. the moral and ethical principles traditionally upheld and transmitted within a family, as honesty, loyalty, industry, and faith.
noun 1. (def 18). noun the state of being pregnant Word Origin 1796-1801 Usage Note informal
[fam-in] /ˈfæm ɪn/ noun 1. extreme and general scarcity of food, as in a country or a large geographical area. 2. any extreme and general scarcity. 3. extreme hunger; starvation. /ˈfæmɪn/ noun 1. a severe shortage of food, as through crop failure or overpopulation 2. acute shortage of anything 3. violent hunger n. mid-14c., from […]
[feym] /feɪm/ noun 1. widespread reputation, especially of a favorable character; renown; public eminence: to seek fame as an opera singer. 2. common estimation or opinion generally held of a person or thing; reputation. verb (used with object), famed, faming. 3. Archaic. to have or spread the renown of; to make . /feɪm/ noun 1. […]