Associations to the word «Tribe»


TRIBE, noun. A socially, ethnically, and politically cohesive group of people.
TRIBE, noun. (anthropology) A society larger than a band but smaller than a state.
TRIBE, noun. The collective noun for various animals.
TRIBE, noun. (taxonomy) A hierarchal rank between family and genus.
TRIBE, noun. (stock breeding) A family of animals descended from some particular female progenitor, through the female line.
TRIBE, verb. (transitive) To distribute into tribes or classes; to categorize.

Dictionary definition

TRIBE, noun. A social division of (usually preliterate) people.
TRIBE, noun. A federation (as of American Indians).
TRIBE, noun. (biology) a taxonomic category between a genus and a subfamily.
TRIBE, noun. Group of people related by blood or marriage.

Wise words

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