start a family

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of start a family

: to begin having children
  • They want to start a family soon.

Word by Word Definitions

start play
  1. : to move suddenly and violently : spring

  2. : to react with a sudden brief involuntary movement

  3. : to issue with sudden force

  1. : a sudden involuntary bodily movement or reaction

  2. : a brief and sudden action or movement

  3. : a sudden capricious impulse or outburst

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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