immediate family

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of immediate family

: a person's parents, brothers and sisters, husband or wife, and children
  • Hospital visits are limited to immediate family.

Word by Word Definitions

immediate play
  1. : acting or being without the intervention of another object, cause, or agency : direct

  2. : present to the mind independently of other states or factors

  3. : involving or derived from a single premise

family play
  1. : the basic unit in society traditionally consisting of two parents rearing their children

  2. : spouse and children

  3. : a group of individuals living under one roof and usually under one head : household

  1. : of or relating to a family (see 1family)

  2. : designed or suitable for both children and adults


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