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
folk, social group generic term noun, federation of tribes, nation generic term noun, taxonomic group generic term, taxonomic category generic term, taxon generic term noun, kin, kin group, kinship group, kindred, clan, social group generic term