- 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 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.
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Origin of tribe
OTHER WORDS FROM tribesub·tribe, nounun·der·tribe, noun
Words nearby tribe
Example sentences from the Web for tribe
“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
They agreed to let McKell and Moss join their tribe for a few days.
The shields varied in form and material from tribe to tribe.Homer and His Age|Andrew Lang
While it was for this tribe that the agency at Fort Snelling was established, yet the Chippewas often frequented its headquarters.Old Fort Snelling|Marcus L. Hansen
Had she desired she might have remained and resumed an easy life with her tribe.Whitman's Ride Through Savage Lands|Oliver Woodson Nixon
When old Katasha exerted herself it behooved all the daughters of her tribe to be in attendance.The Sun Maid|Evelyn Raymond
He went to Washington to plead for the tribe, and returning, left his wigwam among the Indians after a time, and went to Texas.Tenting on the Plains|Elizabeth B. Custer
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