a social division of (usually preliterate) people
tribe, federation of tribes(noun)
a federation (as of American Indians)
(biology) a taxonomic category between a genus and a subfamily
kin, kin group, kinship group, kindred, clan, tribe(noun)
group of people related by blood or marriage
A socially, ethnically, and politically cohesive group of people.
A society larger than a band but smaller than a state.
The collective noun for various animals.
A hierarchal rank between family and genus.
a family, race, or series of generations, descending from the same progenitor, and kept distinct, as in the case of the twelve tribes of Israel, descended from the twelve sons of Jacob
a number of species or genera having certain structural characteristics in common; as, a tribe of plants; a tribe of animals
a nation of savages or uncivilized people; a body of rude people united under one leader or government; as, the tribes of the Six Nations; the Seneca tribe
a division, class, or distinct portion of a people, from whatever cause that distinction may have originated; as, the city of Athens was divided into ten tribes
a family of animals descended from some particular female progenitor, through the female line; as, the Duchess tribe of shorthorns
to distribute into tribes or classes
A tribe is viewed, historically or developmentally, as a social group existing before the development of, or outside of, states. Many anthropologists used the term tribal society to refer to societies organized largely on the basis of kinship, especially corporate descent groups. Traditional genealogy defines tribes as groups who have common blood relations. Some political economy theorists such as Elman Service hold that tribes represent a stage in social evolution intermediate between bands and states. Other theorists, such as Morton Fried, argue that tribes developed after, and must be understood in terms of their relationship to, states. 'Tribe' is a contested term due to its roots in colonial anthropological foundations and the connotations that these hierarchical definitions have negative connotations. To avoid these implications, some have chosen to use the terms 'ethnic group', or nation instead.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
trīb, n. an aggregate of stocks—a stock being an aggregate of persons considered to be kindred—or an aggregate of families, forming a community usually under the government of a chief: a number of things having certain common qualities.—adj. Trib′al.—n. Trib′alism.—adv. Trib′ally.—ns. Tribe′let; Tribes′man. [L. tribus, orig. applied to one of the three divisions of the ancient Roman people—tri-, tres, three.]
Tribe is a social network started in the San Francisco bay area.Tribe is similar to social networks like Facebook and MySpace, but allows users to create their own personal networks with other users; forming “tribes.” Anyone may register as a new tribe user, and may then define their immediate network of friends, either by choosing from existing members or by inviting new members to join. Each of these users may in turn define their own network of friends.
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a term of classification less than a sub-family: opinionative and ending in ini: but this is not universally adhered to.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'tribe' in Nouns Frequency: #2467
biter, rebit, Tiber
The numerical value of tribe in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of tribe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sometimes I wonder whether I was 10 or 20 years too early, maybe we pushed too far. ... Maybe people just want to fall back into their tribe.
We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of superstitious fears which were implanted in his imagination, no matter how utterly his reason may reject them.
I'm so lucky that we have this tribe of people that love me and love my kids, but when it comes to making those decisions and trying to prioritize values and all those lessons, I don't have anybody to bounce those off of, and the weight of what the decisions cost my kids, it's just on me.
Take some risks and be more assertive, basically, it's a hell of a thing to ask because there's one tribe on the planet that doesn't like change: it's us, it's bureaucrats.
To comprehend climate change, one must be educated and enlightened by the scientific evidence; those in disbelief follow the mantra of their tribe and cult for they lack resources to acquire an independent position.
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- племя, родBelarusian
- род, племеBulgarian
- tribuCatalan, Valencian
- rod, kmenCzech
- Volksstamm, Völkchen, Völklein, Völkerschaft, Stamm, Sippe, Volk, Sippschaft, TribusGerman
- φυλή, φύλοGreek
- tribo, tribetoEsperanto
- قبیله, زندPersian
- ættargrein, ættarbólkurFaroese
- cinneadh, sliochd, treubh, seòrsaScottish Gaelic
- שבט, שֵׁבֶט־, שְׁבָטִיםHebrew
- 民族, 部族Japanese
- 겨레, 部族, 부족Korean
- suku, puakMalay
- plemię, ródPolish
- племя, родRussian
- pleme, племеSerbo-Croatian
- rod, kmeňSlovak
- halk, kabile, meslek grubuTurkish
- рід, плем'я, TribeUkrainian
- 部落, bộ lạcVietnamese
- tribütil, pöpatribüt, tribütVolapük
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