Definition of tribe
- the cat tribe
- the rose tribe
a tribe of artists with wild hair and casual manners
the wedding joined the two tribes together
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
: a group of people that includes many families and relatives who have the same language, customs, and beliefs
: a large family
: a group of people who have the same job or interest
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