club

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
club /klʌb/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  clubbed, club•bing. 
n. 
  1. a heavy stick that can be used as a weapon;
    cudgel:[countable]The police swung their clubs at the demonstrators.
  2. Sport a stick used to hit a ball in various games, such as golf:[countable]a set of golf clubs.
  3. [countable] a group of people organized for a social purpose: an athletic club.
  4. the building or rooms used or occupied by such a group:[countable]a game of tennis at the club.
  5. an organization that offers its members certain benefits:[countable]a book club.
  6. [countable] a nightclub or cabaret.
  7. Games
    • [countable] a black figure on a playing card that resembles a three-leafed clover.
    • [countable] a card bearing such figures:My last card was a club.
    • clubs, the suit of cards so marked: [uncountable;  used with a singular verb]Clubs has the lowest value in bridge.[countable;  used with a plural verb]Clubs were bid first.

v. 
  1. to beat with or as if with a club:[+ object]The riot police clubbed the demonstrators and hauled them away.
  2. to combine or join (together):[no object;  ~ (+ together)]They clubbed (together) to buy their teacher a going-away present.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
club  (klub),USA pronunciation n., v.,  clubbed, club•bing, adj. 
n. 
  1. a heavy stick, usually thicker at one end than at the other, suitable for use as a weapon;
    a cudgel.
  2. a group of persons organized for a social, literary, athletic, political, or other purpose:They organized a computer club.
  3. the building or rooms occupied by such a group.
  4. an organization that offers its subscribers certain benefits, as discounts, bonuses, or interest, in return for regular purchases or payments:a book club;a record club;a Christmas club.
  5. Sport
    • a stick or bat used to drive a ball in various games, as golf.
    • See  Indian club. 
  6. a nightclub or cabaret:Last night we went to all the clubs in town.
  7. a black trefoil-shaped figure on a playing card.
  8. a card bearing such figures.
  9. clubs, (used with a sing. or pl. v.) the suit so marked:Clubs is trump. Clubs are trump.
  10. FoodSee  club sandwich. 
  11. Naval Terms[Naut.]
    • a short spar attached to the end of a gaff to allow the clew of a gaff topsail to extend beyond the peak of the gaff.
    • a short spar attached to the truck of a mast to support the upper part of a club topsail.
    • clubfoot (def. 3).

v.t. 
  1. to beat with or as with a club.
  2. to gather or form into a clublike mass.
  3. to unite;
    combine;
    join together.
  4. to contribute as one's share toward a joint expense;
    make up by joint contribution (often fol. by up or together):They clubbed their dollars together to buy the expensive present.
  5. to defray by proportional shares.
  6. to hold (a rifle, shotgun, etc.) by the barrel, so as to use the stock as a club.

v.i. 
  1. to combine or join together, as for a common purpose.
  2. to attend a club or a club's activities.
  3. to gather into a mass.
  4. to contribute to a common fund.
  5. Naval Terms[Naut.]to drift in a current with an anchor, usually rigged with a spring, dragging or dangling to reduce speed.

adj. 
  1. of or pertaining to a club.
  2. consisting of a combination of foods offered at the price set on the menu:They allow no substitutions on the club luncheon.
  • Old Norse klubba club; akin to clump
  • Middle English clubbe 1175–1225
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged bludgeon, billy.
    • 2, 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged association, society. See  circle. 
    • 12.See corresponding entry in Unabridged bludgeon, batter, maul, cudgel.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

club /klʌb/ n
  1. a stout stick, usually with one end thicker than the other, esp one used as a weapon
  2. a stick or bat used to strike the ball in various sports, esp golf
  3. short for Indian club
  4. a group or association of people with common aims or interests
  5. the room, building, or facilities used by such a group
  6. a building in which elected, fee-paying members go to meet, dine, read, etc
  7. a commercial establishment in which people can drink and dance; disco
    See also nightclub
  8. chiefly Brit an organization, esp in a shop, set up as a means of saving
  9. Brit
    an informal word for friendly society
  10. the black trefoil symbol on a playing card
  11. a card with one or more of these symbols or (when pl) the suit of cards so marked
  12. in the clubBrit slang pregnant
vb (clubs, clubbing, clubbed)
  1. (transitive) to beat with or as if with a club
  2. (often followed by together) to gather or become gathered into a group
  3. (often followed by together) to unite or combine (resources, efforts, etc) for a common purpose
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old Norse klubba, related to Middle High German klumpe group of trees, clump, Old English clympre lump of metal



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Collocations: clubbed her on [her head, the side of her face, her back], a [math, drama, book, photography, country, yacht, golf] club, a club [leader, organizer, member], more...

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