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clan

clan

 
 
pronunciation:
klaen
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: among the Scottish Highlanders, a traditional basis of social organization, composed of a group of families claiming a common hereditary ancestor.
synonyms:
family
similar words:
dynasty, gens, lineage, pedigree, tribe
definition 2: a group of people associated or united by a common interest or belief.
a clan of religious activists
synonyms:
circle, gang, tribe
similar words:
band, clique, coterie, crowd, fraternity, group, knot, party, sect, society, sorority
definition 3: a group, often large, of people from the same family.
synonyms:
family, kin, kindred, kinfolk
similar words:
circle, relatives, tribe
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