- a category in the classification of organisms usually between a subfamily and a genus or sometimes between a suborder and a family.
- any group of closely related plants or animals.
- any one of three divisions of the people representing the Latin, Sabine, and Etruscan settlements.
- any of the later political divisions of the people.
Origin of tribe
OTHER WORDS FROM tribesubtribe, nounun·der·tribe, noun
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How to use tribe in a sentence
Because of their traditional knowledge honed over millennia, “tribes are uniquely positioned to lead the way,” wrote University of Oregon researchers in an article at the Conversation.
As Americans increasingly identify themselves as members of warring tribes, they’re less likely to see virtue in any candidate from the other side and far more likely to vote a straight ticket.
The remaining two-thirds are run by tribes or locally elected school boards, which have greater freedom to craft reopening plans and purchase distance-learning equipment.The Federal Government Promised Native American Students Computers and Internet. Many Are Still Waiting.|by Alden Woods, Arizona Republic|September 28, 2020|ProPublica
Here are the stories of some of the people who have found their tribe in BPI.
We, as a global tribe of travelers, need to understand the implications of our personal decisions right now—whether that’s attending a large gathering in a neighbor’s backyard or hopping on a Labor Day flight.This year’s top Labor Day destinations might surprise you|Rachel King|September 1, 2020|Fortune
Some gay apps, like the newer Mister, have not subscribed to the community/tribe model.
“The tribe is really made of people who put travel as a priority in their entire lifestyle,” says Evita.
A running joke inside the tribe is that the group is like that club with a hundred people waiting outside to get in.
Tiger Lily and her tribe, however, were outfitted in semi-realistic outfits (read: nearly naked).‘Peter Pan Live!’ Review: No Amount of Clapping Brings It to Life|Kevin Fallon|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the bill failed in the Senate, a pigtailed member of the Lakota Sioux tribe stood up in the gallery and began chanting.Keystone Senate Failure Is Environmental Kabuki Theater|Ben Jacobs|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"I bought them boots to wear only when I go into genteel society," said one of the codfish tribe, to a wag, the other day.
This Isthmus has a circuit of fully five hundred leagues and is occupied by the Soriquois tribe.
They wage war as a tribe on account of wrongs done to a private individual.
Many of them however are of rude workmanship and might have been fashioned by some of the tribe unacquainted with pipe-making.
Shoals of tunny-fish, (fish four and five feet long, and belonging to the dolphin tribe,) were seen tumbling about the ship.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
British Dictionary definitions for tribe
- any of the three divisions of the ancient Romans, the Latins, Sabines, and Etruscans
- one of the later political divisions of the Roman people
- any of the 12 divisions of ancient Israel, each of which was named after and believed to be descended from one of the 12 patriarchs
- a phyle of ancient Greece
- a large number of persons, animals, etc
- a specific class or group of persons
- a family, esp a large one