Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A group of related families.

Usage examples (30)
  • The whole clan got together for a picnic.
  • Italy's interior minister says the six victims were members of what he calls a clan in Italy's southern region of Calabria.
  • So if the head of the clan is calling me directly ...
  • The Obama clan is having a tea party in the news media. for more
Tutoring comment
  • Within the "Klan" (racist, white supremacist organization), there is more than one "clan" (a clique or social group).
add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.