noun, often attributive \ˈkləb\

: a group of people who meet to participate in an activity (such as a sport or hobby)

: the place where the members of a club meet

: a sports team or organization

Full Definition of CLUB

a :  a heavy usually tapering staff especially of wood wielded as a weapon
b :  a stick or bat used to hit a ball in any of various games
c :  something resembling a club
a :  a playing card marked with a stylized figure of a black clover
b plural but sing or plural in constr :  the suit comprising cards marked with clubs
a :  an association of persons for some common object usually jointly supported and meeting periodically; also :  a group identified by some common characteristic <nations in the nuclear club>
b :  the meeting place of a club <lunch at the club>
c :  an association of persons participating in a plan by which they agree to make regular payments or purchases in order to secure some advantage
d :  nightclub
e :  an athletic association or team
club·bish \ˈklə-bish\ adjective

Examples of CLUB

  1. Do you belong to any clubs?
  2. I'll see you at the club.
  3. the president of a major-league baseball club
  4. He spent five years with the club.
  5. Join our movie club now and receive four free DVDs.

Origin of CLUB

Middle English clubbe, from Old Norse klubba; akin to Old High German kolbo club
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with CLUB



: to hit (a person or animal) with a heavy stick or object


Full Definition of CLUB

transitive verb
a :  to beat or strike with or as if with a club
b :  to gather into a club-shaped mass <clubbed her hair>
a :  to unite or combine for a common cause
b :  to contribute to a common fund
intransitive verb
:  to form a club :  combine
:  to pay a share of a common expense
:  nightclub

Examples of CLUB

  1. They clubbed him with a baseball bat.
  2. <clubbed together to share their love of model rockets>

First Known Use of CLUB



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