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 Dictionary entry overview: What does clan mean? 

CLAN (noun)
  The noun CLAN has 1 sense:

1. group of people related by blood or marriage

  Familiarity information: CLAN used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

CLAN (noun)

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Group of people related by blood or marriage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects


clan; kin group; kindred; kinship group; kin; tribe

Hypernyms ("clan" is a kind of...):

social group (people sharing some social relation)

Meronyms (members of "clan"):

relation; relative (a person related by blood or marriage)

clan member; clansman; clanswoman (a member of a clan)

tribesman (someone who lives in a tribe)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "clan"):

mishpachah; mishpocha ((Yiddish) the entire family network of relatives by blood or marriage (and sometimes close friends))

family; family unit (primary social group; parents and children)

folks (your parents)

family tree; genealogy (successive generations of kin)

totem (a clan or tribe identified by their kinship to a common totemic object)

Tribes of Israel; Twelve Tribes of Israel (twelve kin groups of ancient Israel each traditionally descended from one of the twelve sons of Jacob)

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