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club

noun, often attributive \ ˈkləb \

Definition of club

1 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
2 a :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
3 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
e :an athletic association or team

clubbish

play \ˈklə-bish\ adjective

Examples of club in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of club

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


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club

verb

Definition of club

clubbed; clubbing
transitive verb
1 a :to beat or strike with or as if with a club
b :to gather into a club-shaped mass
  • clubbed her hair
2 a :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

Examples of club in a Sentence

  1. They clubbed him with a baseball bat.

  2. clubbed together to share their love of model rockets

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First Known Use of club

1593



CLUB Defined for English Language Learners

club

noun

Definition of club for English Language Learners

  • : 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


club

verb

Definition of club for English Language Learners

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


CLUB Defined for Kids

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club

noun \ ˈkləb \

Definition of club for Students

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

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club

verb

Definition of club for Students

clubbed; clubbing
:to beat or strike with or as if with a club


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