clan Definition

a group of people who are related to each other, especially in a family.

Using clan: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "clan" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The Scottish clan system is well-known.

  • Example

    He is the head of the clan.

  • Example

    The clan gathered for a reunion.

  • Example

    She belongs to a powerful political clan.

clan Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for clan

Phrases with clan

  • a conflict between clans or tribes


    Clan warfare was common in medieval Scotland.

  • the leader of a clan


    The clan chief presided over the meeting.

  • a pattern of colors and stripes that represents a particular Scottish clan


    He wore a kilt in his clan tartan.


Summary: clan in Brief

The term 'clan' [klæn] refers to a group of people who are related to each other, often in a family context. It is commonly associated with the Scottish clan system, exemplified by 'The clan gathered for a reunion.' 'Clan' extends into phrases like 'clan warfare,' denoting conflicts between clans or tribes, and 'clan chief,' referring to the leader of a clan.