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.
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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
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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.
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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.
by london12 June 25, 2006
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clan is a term used to describe a group of people who share a common intrest in gaming they are fiercly teritorial and watch each others backs
|LAB| are the little aussie battlers they are also known as chopper whores by fellow clans
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A coven of random dorks, either organized locally, as close friends and neighbors, or globally, like halfway across the world.

Their mission? To ruin the fun of casual gamers in mainly FPS shooters like Counter-Strike, Quake, Unreal, etc.

Hours of play behind the screen has given their skin a unhealthy pale complexion.

A common hypothesis for these formations of these "clans", as they may call it, stemmed probably from neglected parenthood.
Casual Gamer (joined a CS server): "Hi!"
Klanner #1: "STFU N00b! We r teh l33t0rz to teh maxx0rz!"
Klanner #2: "Ya u gay azz fagg0t!"

20 minutes later...

Klanner #1: "Omgz! Lolz! Teh fag0rt has 15-30 kills! Banz!"
Admin: "Bye faggot"

Innocent casual gamer gets a kickban...
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ppl who take computer games way to seriously. hav training sessions in which they all have to be online at certain times etc etc.
person 1:that game was impossible to play once those clan members joined.

person 2: well at least we hav lives outside of the computer
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