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Definition of tribe noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(sometimes offensive) a group of people consisting of families that are related to each other and who have the same customs, language, religion, etc., and often live in a particular area tribes living in remote areas of the Amazonian rainforest
  2. 2(usually disapproving) a group or class of people, especially of one profession He had a sudden outburst against the whole tribe of actors.
  3. 3(biology) a group of related animals or plants a tribe of cats
  4. 4(informal or humorous) a large number of people One or two of the grandchildren will be there, but not the whole tribe.
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