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tribe

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223 in 224 verses (in OT : 198 in 208 verses) (in NT : 25 in 16 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

triben. [L. tribus, originally, a third part of the Roman people, afterwards, a division of the people, a tribe; of uncertain origin: cf. F. tribu.].
  •  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.  Rev. v. 5.  [1913 Webster]
    "A wealthy Hebrew of my tribe."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A number of species or genera having certain structural characteristics in common; as, a tribe of plants; a tribe of animals.  [1913 Webster]
    " By many recent naturalists, tribe has been used for a group of animals or plants intermediate between order and genus."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A family of animals descended from some particular female progenitor, through the female line; as, the Duchess tribe of shorthorns.  [1913 Webster]
tribev. t. 
     To distribute into tribes or classes.  [1913 Webster]
    "Our fowl, fish, and quadruped are well tribed."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

tribe, n.
1 a group of (esp. primitive) families or communities, linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties, and usu. having a common culture and dialect, and a recognized leader.
2 any similar natural or political division.
3 Rom.Hist. each of the political divisions of the Roman people.
4 each of the 12 divisions of the Israelites.
5 usu. derog. a set or number of persons esp. of one profession etc. or family (the whole tribe of actors).
6 Biol. a group of organisms usu. ranking between genus and the subfamily.
7 (in pl.) large numbers.

Etymology
ME, orig. in pl. form tribuz, tribus f. OF or L tribus (sing. & pl.)

THESAURUS

tribe

age group, animal kingdom, band, battalion, bevy, biotype, blood, body, branch, brand, breed, brigade, brood, bunch, cabal, cast, caste, character, clan, class, clique, cohort, color, company, complement, contingent, corps, coterie, covey, crew, crowd, deme, denomination, description, designation, detachment, detail, division, dynasty, ethnic group, faction, family, feather, fleet, folk, form, gang, genotype, genre, gens, genus, grain, group, grouping, groupment, house, ilk, in-group, junta, kidney, kin, kind, kindred, kingdom, label, line, lineage, lot, make, manner, mark, matriclan, mob, mold, movement, nation, nature, number, order, out-group, outfit, pack, party, patriclan, pedigree, peer group, people, persuasion, phalanx, phratry, phyle, phylum, plant kingdom, platoon, posse, race, regiment, salon, section, seed, sept, series, set, shape, sort, species, squad, stable, stamp, stem, stirps, stock, strain, string, stripe, style, subclass, subfamily, subgenus, subkingdom, suborder, subspecies, subtribe, superclass, superfamily, superorder, superspecies, team, the like of, the likes of, totem, troop, troupe, type, variety, wing

ROGET THESAURUS

tribe

Consanguinity

N consanguinity, relationship, kindred, blood, parentage, filiation, affiliation, lineage, agnation, connection, alliance, family connection, family tie, ties of blood, nepotism, kinsman, kinfolk, kith and kin, relation, relative, connection, sibling, sib, next of kin, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, cousin, cousin- german, first cousin, second cousin, cousin once removed, cousin twice removed, ear relation, distant relation, brother, sister, one's own flesh and blood, family, fraternity, brotherhood, sisterhood, cousinhood, race, stock, generation, sept, stirps, side, strain, breed, clan, tribe, nation, related, akin, consanguineous, of the blood, family, allied, collateral, cognate, agnate, connate, kindred, affiliated, fraternal, intimately related, nearly related, closely related, remotely related, distantly related, allied, german.

Assemblage

N assemblage, collection, collocation, colligation, compilation, levy, gathering, ingathering, muster, attroupement, team, concourse, conflux, congregation, contesseration, convergence, meeting, levee, reunion, drawing room, at home, conversazione, assembly, congress, convention, conventicle, gemote, conclave, posse, posse comitatus, Noah's ark, miscellany, collectanea, museum, menagerie, museology, crowd, throng, group, flood, rush, deluge, rabble, mob, press, crush, cohue, horde, body, tribe, crew, gang, knot, squad, band, party, swarm, shoal, school, covey, flock, herd, drove, atajo, bunch, drive, force, mulada, remuda, roundup, array, bevy, galaxy, corps, company, troop, troupe, task force, army, regiment, host, populousness, clan, brotherhood, fraternity, sorority, association, volley, shower, storm, cloud, group, cluster, Pleiades, clump, pencil, set, batch, lot, pack, budget, assortment, bunch, parcel, packet, package, bundle, fascine, fasces, bale, seron, seroon, fagot, wisp, truss, tuft, shock, rick, fardel, stack, sheaf, haycock, fascicle, fascicule, fasciculus, gavel, hattock, stook, accumulation, congeries, heap, lump, pile, rouleau, tissue, mass, pyramid, bing, drift, snowball, snowdrift, acervation, cumulation, glomeration, agglomeration, conglobation, conglomeration, conglomerate, coacervate, coacervation, coagmentation, aggregation, concentration, congestion, omnium gaterum, spicilegium, black hole of Calcutta, quantity, collector, gatherer, whip, whipper in, assembled, closely packed, dense, serried, crowded to suffocation, teeming, swarming, populous, as thick as hops, all of a heap, fasciculated cumulative, the plot thickens, acervatim, tibi seris tibi metis.

Class

N class, division, category, categorema, head, order, section, department, subdepartment, province, domain, kind, sort, genus, species, variety, family, order, kingdom, race, tribe, caste, sept, clan, breed, type, subtype, kit, sect, set, subset, assortment, feather, kidney, suit, range, gender, sex, kin, manner, description, denomination, designation, rubric, character, stamp predicament, indication, particularization, selection, specification, similarity.

Paternity

N paternity, parentage, consanguinity, parent, father, sire, dad, papa, paterfamilias, abba, genitor, progenitor, procreator, ancestor, grandsire, grandfather, great- grandfather, fathership, fatherhood, mabap, house, stem, trunk, tree, stock, stirps, pedigree, lineage, line, family, tribe, sept, race, clan, genealogy, descent, extraction, birth, ancestry, forefathers, forbears, patriarchs, motherhood, maternity, mother, dam, mamma, materfamilias, grandmother, paternal, parental, maternal, family, ancestral, linear, patriarchal, avi numerantur avorum, happy he with such a mother, hombre bueno no le busquen abolengo, philosophia stemma non inspicit.

Mankind

N man, mankind, human race, human species, human kind, human nature, humanity, mortality, flesh, generation, anthropology, anthropogeny, anthropography, anthroposophy, ethnology, ethnography, humanitarian, human being, person, personage, individual, creature, fellow creature, mortal, body, somebody, one, such a one, some one, soul, living soul, earthling, party, head, hand, dramatis personae, quidam, people, persons, folk, public, society, world, community, community at large, general public, nation, nationality, state, realm, commonweal, commonwealth, republic, body politic, million, population, tribe, clan (paternity), family (consanguinity), cosmopolite, lords of the creation, ourselves, human, mortal, personal, individual, national, civic, public, social, cosmopolitan, anthropoid, am I not a man and a brother?.


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