- tribe [traıb] n[Date: 1200-1300; : Latin; Origin: tribus 'group within the Roman people, tribe']1.) a social group consisting of people of the same ↑race who have the same beliefs, customs, language etc, and usually live in one particular area ruled by their leader▪ a tribe of Aborigines known as the Dolphin People2.) a group of people with the same interests - used especially to show disapproval▪ tribes of journalists3.) a group of related animals or plants▪ the cat tribe4.) humorous a large family▪ We were only expecting Jack and his wife, but the whole tribe turned up.
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Tribe — Tribe, n. [L. tribus, originally, a third part of the Roman people, afterwards, a division of the people, a tribe; of uncertain origin: cf. F. tribu.] [1913 Webster] 1. A family, race, or series of generations, descending from the same progenitor … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
tribe — 1. Tribe is used without difficulty when the reference is historical • (Balbindor was a coastal Malay of the Iban tribe Brian Aldiss, 1993) and some ancient societies had constitutional divisions normally translated by the term tribe (e.g. Athens … Modern English usage
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tribe — [ traıb ] noun count ** 1. ) a large group of related families who live in the same area and share a common language, religion, and customs: Native American tribes the Makah tribe 2. ) HUMOROUS a very large family: Do we have room for the whole… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
tribe — [trīb] n. [ME trybe < L tribus, one of the three groups into which Romans were orig. divided, tribe < tri (see TRI ) + IE * bhū < base * bheu , to grow, flourish > BE] 1. esp. among preliterate peoples, a group of persons, families,… … English World dictionary
Tribe — Tribe, v. t. To distribute into tribes or classes. [R.] [1913 Webster] Our fowl, fish, and quadruped are well tribed. Abp. Nicolson. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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tribe — tribe, tribalism This term usually denotes a social group bound together by kin and duty and associated with a particular territory. Members of the tribe share the social cohesion associated with the family, together with the sense of political… … Dictionary of sociology
tribe — mid 13c., one of the twelve divisions of the ancient Hebrews, from O.Fr. tribu, from L. tribus one of the three political/ethnic divisions of the original Roman state (Tites, Ramnes, and Luceres, corresponding, perhaps, to the Latins, Sabines,… … Etymology dictionary
tribe — tribe·less; tribe·let; … English syllables