Clan in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is clan a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word clan is a Scrabble US word. The word clan is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

C3L1A1N1

Is clan a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word clan is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

C3L1A1N1

Is clan a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word clan is a Words With Friends word. The word clan is worth 9 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

C4L2A1N2

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Valid words made from Clan

You can make 8 words from 'clan' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'clan'

CLAN 6 

3 letters words from 'clan'

CAL 5CAN 5
LAC 5 

2 letters words from 'clan'

AL 2AN 2
LA 2NA 2

All 4 letters words made out of clan

clan lcan caln acln lacn alcn clna lcna cnla ncla lnca nlca canl acnl cnal ncal ancl nacl lanc alnc lnac nlac anlc nalc

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word clan. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in clan.

Definitions and meaning of clan

clan

Etymology

Borrowed from Irish clann (offspring, children of the family) and Scottish Gaelic clann, both from Old Irish cland, borrowed from Old Welsh plant, itself borrowed from Latin planta (shoot, offspring). Doublet of plant.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /klæn/
  • Homophone: Klan
  • Rhymes: -æn

Noun

clan (plural clans)

  1. (anthropology) A group of people all descended from a common ancestor, in fact or belief, especially when the exact genealogies are not known.
    Coordinate term: lineage
    Hyponym: descent group
  2. A traditional social group of families in the Scottish Highlands having a common hereditary chieftain
  3. Any group defined by family ties with some sort of political unity.
  4. (video games) A group of players who habitually play on the same team in multiplayer games.
  5. A badger colony.

Derived terms

  • clannish
  • matriclan
  • patriclan

Descendants

  • Catalan: clan
  • Dutch: clan
  • French: clan
  • Galician: clan
  • German: Clan
  • Italian: clan
  • Portuguese: clan, clã
  • Spanish: clan

Translations

Anagrams

  • Lanc, NLCA, NaCl

Catalan

Noun

clan m (plural clans)

  1. clan

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English clan, from Scottish Gaelic clann (progeny, race), from Old Irish cland, from Old Welsh plant, from Latin planta (shoot, offspring). As such, it is a doublet of plant (plant, flora).

Pronunciation

  • (Netherlands) IPA(key): /klɛn/
  • Hyphenation: clan
  • Rhymes: -ɛn

Noun

clan m (plural clans, diminutive clannetje n)

  1. clan, kin group, esp. in relation to the Scottish Highlands or Scotland in general
  2. (gaming) a group of gamers playing on the same team, a clan

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: clan
  • Indonesian: klan

French

Etymology

Borrowed from English clan, Scottish Gaelic clann, ultimately from Latin planta, and therefore a doublet of plante.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /klɑ̃/

Noun

clan m (plural clans)

  1. clan

Further reading

  • “clan”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.

Galician

Noun

clan m (plural clans)

  1. clan

Synonyms

  • (clan): tribo

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from English clan.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈklan/, /ˈklɛn/
  • Rhymes: -an, -ɛn
  • Hyphenation: clàn

Noun

clan m (invariable)

  1. clan
  2. team
  3. gang

References


Portuguese

Noun

clan m (plural clans)

  1. Alternative spelling of clã

Romanian

Etymology

From French clan.

Noun

clan n (plural clanuri)

  1. clan

Declension


Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from English clan. Doublet of planta.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈklan/, [ˈklãn]

Noun

clan m (plural clanes)

  1. clan

Further reading

  • “clan” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a united group of families.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)