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ˈtraɪ bəltrib·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tribaladjective

    relating to or characteristic of a tribe

    "tribal customs"


  1. tribalnoun

    A design or image that has been influenced by indigenous peoples; especially such a tattoo

  2. tribaladjective

    Of, or relating to, tribes

  3. tribaladjective

    Based on or organized according to tribes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tribaladjective

    of or pertaining to a tribe or tribes; as, a tribal scepter

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tribal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tribal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of tribal in a Sentence

  1. Abdul Rahman Hammoud:

    We are a tribal community and Gulf hunters are our guests. After the abduction, not a single hunter from the Gulf is coming to Iraq anymore, fearing from being kidnapped. It will take a long time to repair the damage and convince Gulf hunters to resume their Iraq trips.

  2. William S. Buroughs, Paris Review, Fall 1965:

    I think there are innumerable gods. What we here on earth call God is a little tribal God who has made an awful mess. Certainly forces operating trough human conciousness control events.

  3. Kelly Burke:

    Our position is to remove the border wall, reclaim and restore the habitats, rivers, wildlife corridors, and tribal lands that were in many cases literally blown apart, and to support equitable, humane, and comprehensive immigration reform.

  4. Joe Biden:

    To address inequities, we can ensure prevention, detection, treatment, reach patients in urban, rural, suburban and tribal communities, so they have equal access to cancer diagnostics, therapeutics, and clinical trials, as part of the supercharge moonshot, I'll use my authority as president to increase funding, to … break logjams, to speed breakthroughs.

  5. Janet Mills:

    With this bill, let us continue to heal the divisions of our past and bring the State and Maine's tribal communities together to build a future shaped by mutual trust and respect.

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. witless
    • B. plush
    • C. hatched
    • D. aligned

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