noun, often attributive
\ ˈkləb How to pronounce club (audio) \

Definition of club

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : 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
2a : a playing card marked with a stylized figure of a black clover
b clubs plural in form but singular or plural in construction : the suit comprising cards marked with clubs
3a : 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


clubbed; clubbing

Definition of club (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : to beat or strike with or as if with a club
b : to gather into a club-shaped mass clubbed her hair
2a : to unite or combine for a common cause
b : to contribute to a common fund

intransitive verb

1 : to form a club : combine
2 : to pay a share of a common expense
3 : nightclub

Other Words from club


clubbish \ ˈklə-​bish How to pronounce club (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for club

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of club in a Sentence

Noun Do you belong to any clubs? I'll see you at the club. the president of a major-league baseball club He spent five years with the club. Join our movie club now and receive four free DVDs. Verb They clubbed him with a baseball bat. clubbed together to share their love of model rockets See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In a video released by Gotham FC, Manning said his daughters — Ava Frances, 11, Lucy Thomas, 9, and Caroline Olivia, 7 — helped inspire his decision to invest in the club. Jason Duaine Hahn, Peoplemag, 10 Aug. 2022 Those under 18 can sign up with a parent/guardian (online or in-club). Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Aug. 2022 Seymour immediately helped galvanize the Patriots’ defense, literally playing a huge role in the club winning three Super Bowls in his first four seasons. Jim Mcbride,, 6 Aug. 2022 Drake, dressed as surgeon in blue scrubs, takes on the first verse before handing the reins over to Lil Baby, who is partying in the club. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 5 Aug. 2022 While Ne-Yo responded to her comments by asking for privacy, he was seen hanging out in the club with happy female fans soon after. Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 4 Aug. 2022 The only requirement for membership in the club was that the applicant not be a person of conventional opinion. Vivian Gornick, The New York Review of Books, 3 Aug. 2022 Most importantly for the Mariners, the trade justified the long- and short-term faith general manager Jerry DiPoto has expressed in the club. Jerry Beach, Forbes, 31 July 2022 Those in the club at Mosquera’s position include starter Josecarlos Van Rankin — on loan for the remainder of the 2022 season — and young prospects Pablo Bonilla and Justin Rasmussen. oregonlive, 27 July 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Lindor’s mother, Maria Serrano, visited Citi Field on Friday for the first time since he was acquired from Cleveland in January 2021 and witnessed her son club a three-run homer. Scott Orgera, Sun Sentinel, 18 June 2022 Lindor’s mother, Maria Serrano, visited Citi Field on Friday for the first time since he was acquired from Cleveland in January 2021 and witnessed her son club a three-run homer. Scott Orgera, Hartford Courant, 18 June 2022 Two years and many global traumas later, Drake and Beyoncé appear to be betting that the general public is ready to club again. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 22 June 2022 In an unexpected show of appreciation, Meunier had just gifted one of Chopard’s limited-edition Mille Miglia timepieces to club member Neil Hudspith. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 17 June 2022 Audrey Gelman at women's members club The Wing, and Steph Korey at suitcase brand Away— stepped down from executive positions following reports of mismanagement and toxic work environments. Nicole Goodkind, CNN, 9 June 2022 His show No Sleep will return this summer, switching to a biannual format so the maverick producer can devote himself to club life full-time. Lee Keeler, SPIN, 10 May 2022 This vintage will be available to club members in April. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 28 Mar. 2022 Brecht is the latest Antioch player to join the Division I club. Bobby Narang,, 28 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of club


13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1593, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

History and Etymology for club


Middle English clubbe, from Old Norse klubba; akin to Old High German kolbo club

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“Club.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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\ ˈkləb How to pronounce club (audio) \

Kids Definition of club

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a heavy usually wooden stick used as a weapon
2 : a stick or bat used to hit a ball in various games golf club
3 : a group of people associated because of a shared interest
4 : the meeting place of a club


clubbed; clubbing

Kids Definition of club (Entry 2 of 2)

: to beat or strike with or as if with a club

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