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tribe


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tribe  \Tribe\,  v.  t. 
  To  distribute  into  tribes  or  classes.  [R.] 
 
  Our  fowl,  fish,  and  quadruped  are  well  tribed.  --Abp. 
  Nicolson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tribe  \Tribe\,  n.  [L.  tribus  originally,  a  third  part  of  the 
  Roman  people,  afterwards,  a  division  of  the  people,  a  tribe; 
  of  uncertain  origin:  cf  F.  tribu.] 
  1.  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.  ``The  Lion  of  the  tribe  of  Juda.''  --Rev. 
  v.  5. 
 
  A  wealthy  Hebrew  of  my  tribe.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  A  number  of  species  or  genera  having  certain 
  structural  characteristics  in  common;  as  a  tribe  of 
  plants;  a  tribe  of  animals. 
 
  Note:  By  many  recent  naturalists,  tribe  has  been  used  for  a 
  group  of  animals  or  plants  intermediate  between  order 
  and  genus. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tribe 
  n  1:  a  social  division  of  (usually  preliterate)  people  [syn:  {folk}] 
  2:  a  federation  (as  of  American  Indians)  [syn:  {federation  of 
  tribes}] 
  3:  (biology)  a  taxonomic  category  between  a  genus  and  a 
  subfamily 
  4:  group  of  people  related  by  blood  or  marriage  [syn:  {kin},  {kin 
  group},  {kinship  group},  {kindred},  {clan}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Tribe 
  a  collection  of  families  descending  from  one  ancestor.  The 
  "twelve  tribes"  of  the  Hebrews  were  the  twelve  collections  of 
  families  which  sprang  from  the  sons  of  Jacob.  In  Matt.  24:30  the 
  word  has  a  wider  significance.  The  tribes  of  Israel  are  referred 
  to  as  types  of  the  spiritual  family  of  God  (Rev.  7).  (See 
  ISRAEL,  KINGDOM  {OF};  JUDAH,  KINGDOM  {OF}.) 
 




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