Definition of tribe


  • a social division of (usually preliterate) people. Synonyms: folk.
  • a federation (as of American Indians). Synonyms: federation of tribes.
  • (biology) a taxonomic category between a genus and a subfamily.
  • group of people related by blood or marriage. Synonyms: clan, kin, kin group, kindred, kinship group.

Related words

family, folks, genealogy, mishpachah, mishpocha, phyle, totem.

Words nearby tribe

bribe, trice, trike, trine, tripe, trite.

Rhymes with tribe

ascribe, bribe, circumscribe, describe, gibe, imbibe, inscribe, jibe, prescribe, prescribe, proscribe, scribe, subscribe, transcribe, vibe.

Start with tribe

tribesmen, tribes, tribesman, tribespeople.

End with tribe

subtribe, diatribe.

More information about tribe

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • tribe is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 7 points
  • tribe is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 7 points
  • tribe is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 8 points
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