Meaning of CLAN in English


n. 1 a group of people with a common ancestor, esp. in the Scottish Highlands. 2 a large family as a social group. 3 a group with a strong common interest. 4 a a genus, species, or class. b a family or group of animals, e.g. elephants.

[ ME f. Gael. clann f. L planta sprout ]

Concise Oxford English dictionary.      Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка.