Definitions of tribe

  1. To distribute into tribes or classes. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. group of people related by blood or marriage Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a federation (as of American Indians) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (biology) a taxonomic category between a genus and a subfamily Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. A family, race, or series of generations, descending from the same progenitor, and kept distinct, as in the case of the twelve tribes of Israel, descended from the twelve sons of Jacob. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A number of species or genera having certain structural characteristics in common; as, a tribe of plants; a tribe of animals. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A nation of savages or uncivilized people; a body of rude people united under one leader or government; as, the tribes of the Six Nations; the Seneca tribe. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A division, class, or distinct portion of a people, from whatever cause that distinction may have originated; as, the city of Athens was divided into ten tribes. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A family of animals descended from some particular female progenitor, through the female line; as, the Duchess tribe of shorthorns. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A family, race, or clan descended from a common ancestor; a group of uncivilized people under one chief; as, a Tartar tribe; a group of people made akin to each other by some common trait. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. A race or family from the same ancestor: a body of people under one leader: a number of things having certain common qualities. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. A race sprung from one ancestor; division of a people; class or order. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A family, race, or series of generations descending from the same progenitor and kept distinct; a division or distinct class of a people; a number of plants or animals having qualities in common; a division; a nation of savages; a number of persons of any character or profession, in contempt. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A family or race existing distinct from others; any class or distinct portion of a people; a number of things having certain common characteristics; a division between order and genus; a group of genera subordinate to an order; a body of rude or savage people under one chief. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. TRIBAL. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for tribe

  1. The tribe is coming home. – The Blue Envelope by Roy J. Snell
  2. " Somewhere away back, a young chief broke away from his tribe with a number of braves. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum