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.

Etymology: ME f. Gael. clann f. L planta sprout

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.