any aggregate of people united by ties of descent from a common ancestor, community of customs and traditions, adherence to the same leaders, etc.
a local division of an aboriginal people.
a division of some other people.
a class or type of animals, plants, articles, or the like.
Animal Husbandry. a group of animals, especially cattle, descended through the female line from a common female ancestor.
a category in the classification of organisms usually between a subfamily and a genus or sometimes between a suborder and a family.
any group of plants or animals.
a company, group, or number of persons.
a class or set of persons, especially one with strong common traits or interests.
a large family.
any one of three divisions of the people representing the Latin, Sabine, and Etruscan settlements.
any of the later political divisions of the people.
Greek History. a phyle.
a social division of a people, esp of a preliterate people, defined in terms of common descent, territory, culture, etc
(an ethnic or ancestral division of ancient cultures, esp of one of the following)
any of the three divisions of the ancient Romans, the Latins, Sabines, and Etruscans
one of the later political divisions of the Roman people
any of the 12 divisions of ancient Israel, each of which was named after and believed to be descended from one of the 12 patriarchs
a phyle of ancient Greece
(informal, often jocular)
a large number of persons, animals, etc
a specific class or group of persons
a family, esp a large one
(biology) a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a subfamily
(stockbreeding) a strain of animals descended from a common female ancestor through the female line
An occasional taxonomic category placed between a subfamily and a genus or between a suborder and a family and usually containing several genera.
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 ØT0001909; JUDAH, KINGDOM OF.)
noun 1. Anatomy. either of two knobs at the top of the femur, the greater on the outside and the lesser on the inside, serving for the attachment of muscles between the thigh and pelvis. 2. Zoology. any similar prominence on the femur in many other vertebrates. 3. Entomology. (in an insect) the usually small […]
adjective 1. bordering on the tropics; nearly tropical. 2. pertaining to or occurring in a region between tropical and temperate; subtorrid; semitropical. noun 3. a subtropical plant. adjective 1. situated in, used in, characteristic of, or relating to the subtropics subtropical (sŭb-trŏp’ĭ-kəl) Relating to the regions of the Earth bordering on the tropics, just north […]
noun, Meteorology. 1. one of several highs, as the Azores and Pacific highs, that prevail over the oceans at latitudes of about 30 degrees N and S. Also called subtropical anticyclone. Compare high (def 37).
plural noun 1. subtropical regions. plural noun 1. the region lying between the tropics and temperate lands