- IPA: /tɹaɪb/
tribe (plural tribes)
- A socially, ethnically, or politically cohesive group of people.
- (anthropology) A society larger than a band but smaller than a state.
- (zoology) A group of apes who live and work together.
- The collective noun for various animals.
- (taxonomy) A hierarchal rank between family and genus.
- (stock breeding) A family of animals descended from some particular female progenitor, through the female line.
- the Duchess tribe of shorthorns
- French: tribu
- German: Stamm, Volksstamm, Sippe, Volk, Völkchen, Völklein, Sippschaft, (biology) Tribus, Völkerschaft
- Italian: tribù
- Portuguese: tribo
- Russian: пле́мя
- Spanish: tribu
tribe (tribes, present participle tribing; past and past participle tribed)
- (transitive) To distribute into tribes or classes; to categorize.
- Our fowl, fish, and quadruped are well tribed.