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Meaning & Definition of Tribe in English

English

Tribe

/traɪb/

noun

1. A social division of (usually preliterate) people

    synonym:
  • tribe
  • ,
  • folk

2. A federation (as of american indians)

    synonym:
  • tribe
  • ,
  • federation of tribes

3. (biology) a taxonomic category between a genus and a subfamily

    synonym:
  • tribe

4. Group of people related by blood or marriage

    synonym:
  • kin
  • ,
  • kin group
  • ,
  • kinship group
  • ,
  • kindred
  • ,
  • clan
  • ,
  • tribe

Examples of using

He has been the chief of his tribe for 100 years.
Members of that tribe settled along the river.
He has been the chief of his tribe for 35 years.