membership

noun mem·ber·ship \ ˈmem-bər-ˌship \

Definition of membership

1 :the state or status of being a member
2 :the body of members
  • an organization with a large membership
3 :the relation between an element of a set or class and the set or class — compare inclusion 3a

Examples of membership in a Sentence

  1. What is the cost of a one-year membership?

  2. Membership in the club doubled last year.

  3. clubs that are hoping to increase their membership

  4. The club has a large membership.

  5. clubs that are hoping to increase their memberships

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First Known Use of membership

1643


MEMBERSHIP Defined for English Language Learners

membership

noun

Definition of membership for English Language Learners

  • : the state of belonging to or being a part of a group or an organization : the state of being a member

  • : all the people or things that belong to or are part of an organization or a group


MEMBERSHIP Defined for Kids

membership

noun mem·ber·ship \ ˈmem-bər-ˌship \

Definition of membership for Students

1 :the state or fact of belonging to a group
2 :the whole number of individuals that make up a group The membership voted to increase dues.


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