tribe

tribe tribe noun 1. (sometimes offensive) (in developing countries) a group of people of the same race, and with the same customs, language, religion, etc., living in a particular area and often led by a chief • 部落:
»tribes living in remote areas of the Amazonian rainforest
居住在亚马孙河雨林偏远地区的部落
2. (usually disapproving) a group or class of people, especially of six profession • (尤指同一职业的)一伙(人),一帮(人),一类(人):
»He had a sudden outburst against the whole tribe of actors.
他突然对所有的演员非常反感。
3. (biology 生) a group of related animals or plants • (动物或植物的)群,族:
»a tribe of cats
猫族
4. (informal or humorous) a large number of people • 大群;大帮;大批:
»One or ten of the grandchildren will be there, but not the whole tribe.
一两个孙子孙女会去那里,但并不是所有的人。
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[traib]
n. 部落, 部族

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  • tribe — 1. Tribe is used without difficulty when the reference is historical • (Balbindor was a coastal Malay of the Iban tribe Brian Aldiss, 1993) and some ancient societies had constitutional divisions normally translated by the term tribe (e.g. Athens …   Modern English usage

  • tribe — [traıb] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Latin; Origin: tribus group within the Roman people, tribe ] 1.) a social group consisting of people of the same ↑race who have the same beliefs, customs, language etc, and usually live in one particular area ruled… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • tribe — [ traıb ] noun count ** 1. ) a large group of related families who live in the same area and share a common language, religion, and customs: Native American tribes the Makah tribe 2. ) HUMOROUS a very large family: Do we have room for the whole… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tribe — [trīb] n. [ME trybe < L tribus, one of the three groups into which Romans were orig. divided, tribe < tri (see TRI ) + IE * bhū < base * bheu , to grow, flourish > BE] 1. esp. among preliterate peoples, a group of persons, families,… …   English World dictionary

  • Tribe — Tribe, v. t. To distribute into tribes or classes. [R.] [1913 Webster] Our fowl, fish, and quadruped are well tribed. Abp. Nicolson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • tribe — tribe, tribalism This term usually denotes a social group bound together by kin and duty and associated with a particular territory. Members of the tribe share the social cohesion associated with the family, together with the sense of political… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • tribe — mid 13c., one of the twelve divisions of the ancient Hebrews, from O.Fr. tribu, from L. tribus one of the three political/ethnic divisions of the original Roman state (Tites, Ramnes, and Luceres, corresponding, perhaps, to the Latins, Sabines,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • tribe — tribe·less; tribe·let; …   English syllables

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