(noun, verb)


1. a social division of (usually preliterate) people

Similar word(s): folk

Definition categories: group

2. a federation (as of American Indians)

Definition categories: group, nation

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

Definition categories: group, taxon

4. group of people related by blood or marriage

Similar word(s): clan, kin, kindred

Definition categories: group

Sentences with tribe as a noun:

- the Duchess tribe of shorthorns


1. (transitive) To distribute into tribes or classes; to categorize.