Family, extended family
Comes from the Irish language - Gaeilge
(Gaeilge) Clann, meaning, children, offspring; race, decendants; followers etc
Also in the Scottish Gaelic language (Gàidhlig), same meaning
Hows the clan? (how is your family?!)
作者 Ciotógach 2005年2月23日
A word to refer to a closely-knit group usually quite large and fiercly defensive of eachother. Comes from the Clans of Scotland- who were blood relatives.


Now used more as a term for groups of video-games.
Quake II clans.
作者 Gumba Gumba 2004年2月24日
A group of online gamers or lanning gamers who fight as a united group.

Often traced back to there been friends, colleges or just fighting for a common goal such as to be the considered best, to be considered a real gamer and not a noob or just fun
Telstra GameArena runs Clan Ladders, where anything up to hundreds of clans usually about 8 ppl can come together and fight on common servers with constant rules. Ie: anti cheating etc

In games such as Cs or Dod
作者 VisOne 2003年3月24日
A group of people working together in online multiplayer games. They may just play together for fun, or have training sessions and compete in tournaments.

While there are exceptions, a majority of clans are filled with holier-than-thou assholes who think they're really something because they have a tag in front of their nickname. Any questioning of clan members invariably results in getting insulted repeatedly, so it's best to just let them be idiots and remember what it was like to be a teenager on the Internet anonymously.
Clanners need to get outside more often.
作者 LJezo 2007年5月29日
A clan is a group of people, typically in online games like Halo and Call of Duty, where they play together and may either just play online together, or compete in tournaments.

Most clans consist of 12 year old kids who think it is cool to be in a clan. Clans were cool in 2005, not so much now.

It is probably at its worst in Halo Reach and Halo 4. The File Browser consists of thousands of screenshots where clan members ask you to join their lame clan. These clans also get into fights with each other over the File Browser. No one cares about your stupid clan, and no one cares about your stupid clan drama. Just shut up and go away.
Clan Guy 1: Dude my clan kicks your clan's ass!

Clan Guy 2: No, my clan is way better!

Clan Guy 1: That's it we're doing a clan battle! Right now!

Clan Guy 2: You're going down noob!

Clan Guy 1: No you are!

Gamer: Shut up, clans are for chumps.
作者 iduncurr 2013年2月25日
A clan is similar to the mafia family,
Clan name= origional family name
A number of families=a clan
clans are also know as Famlies, other families can become assosiates of the clan by marrying into it but they will never be members or 'family' because you have to be related by blood, clan or family members can be members of a gang structure but the family always comes first, membership of gangs also leads to links or ties between clans.
my mothers mother is the head of the clan because she is decended from the origional founder by blood, this means that i am a member of the family, i am also a 'pure blood member' because i am directly decended from the origional founder, although my father is loved by all in the family, he will never be more than an assosiate because he is not blood related to the clan.
作者 london12 2006年6月25日
A group of holier-than-thou assholes who take video games way too seriously and strive to ruin the game for casual players by constantly bitching to the Admins of whatever server they're infesting and getting casual players (or faggots from other clans) banned.
Casual Player: <Logs into Counter-Strike server>
Casual Player: Hello!

Clan Member: OMG CASUAL FAGIT! GO DIE!

Casual Gamer owns the Clan member's ass and wins the round.

Clan Member: NUUU! HAX0R! ADMIN! BAN HIZ ASS!
Admin: <Bans Casual Gamer>
作者 Some Random Guy with a Name 2014年11月19日

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