Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “triad”


noun [C] (CHINESE ORGANIZATION)    /ˈtraɪ.æd/
a secret Chinese organization involved in illegal activities such as selling drugs Gangsters, thugs and criminal organizations
(Definition of triad noun (CHINESE ORGANIZATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of triad

More definitions for “triad”

Definitions of “triad” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


to pour liquid slowly over something, especially in a thin line or in small drops

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More