What does Guild mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. club, social club, society, guild, gild, lodge, order(noun)

    a formal association of people with similar interests

    "he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"

Wiktionary

  1. guild(Noun)

    A group of tradespeople made up of merchants, craftspeople, or artisans, particularly in the Middle Ages

    Etymology: From gilde, from gildi

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guild(verb)

    an association of men belonging to the same class, or engaged in kindred pursuits, formed for mutual aid and protection; a business fraternity or corporation; as, the Stationers' Guild; the Ironmongers' Guild. They were originally licensed by the government, and endowed with special privileges and authority

    Etymology: [OE. gilds, AS. gild, gield, geld, tribute, a society or company where payment was made for its charge and support, fr. AS. gildan, gieldan, to pay. See Yield, v. t.]

  2. Guild(verb)

    a guildhall

    Etymology: [OE. gilds, AS. gild, gield, geld, tribute, a society or company where payment was made for its charge and support, fr. AS. gildan, gieldan, to pay. See Yield, v. t.]

  3. Guild(verb)

    a religious association or society, organized for charitable purposes or for assistance in parish work

    Etymology: [OE. gilds, AS. gild, gield, geld, tribute, a society or company where payment was made for its charge and support, fr. AS. gildan, gieldan, to pay. See Yield, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Guild

    A guild is an association of artisans or merchants who control the practice of their craft in a particular town. The earliest types of guild were formed as confraternities of workers. They were organized in a manner something between a trade union, a cartel, and a secret society. They often depended on grants of letters patent by a monarch or other authority to enforce the flow of trade to their self-employed members, and to retain ownership of tools and the supply of materials. A lasting legacy of traditional guilds are the guildhalls constructed and used as meeting places. An important result of the guild framework was the emergence of universities at Bologna, Paris, and Oxford around the year 1200; they originated as guilds of students as at Bologna, or of masters as at Paris.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Guild

    Gild, gild, n. an association of men for mutual aid: a corporation: (orig.) an association in a town where payment was made for mutual support and protection.—ns. Guild′-broth′er, a fellow-member of a guild; Guild′hall, the hall of a guild, esp. in London; Guild′ry (Scot.), a guild, the members of such. [A.S. gild, money—gildan, to pay.]

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Guild' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4673

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Guild' in Nouns Frequency: #2987

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Guild in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Guild in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Guild in a Sentence

  1. Rhonda Shear:

    I showed up on Friday, which is tape day, i showed up to my dressing room and my name was n’t on the door. It was someone else’s name. I was walking around and everyone was kind of avoiding me. And finally, someone said, ‘ Well, when you were n’t here for dress rehearsal, Rhonda Shear kisses Henry Winkler flipped out and Rhonda Shear kisses Henry Winkler took the girl that was standing in for you, made her a Screen Actors Guild member immediately and hired her. ’ I was shocked … [ That person ] said, ‘ He’s the star. He has the power.' I was mortified. I was crying.

  2. James Hong:

    I could just retire on my pension, my( Screen Actors Guild) pension, and go to Europe and tour, and India, but something inside me, inside of James Hong, wants to keep on going and do more movies and progress... I'm going to do other movies until I can't walk anymore and can't talk anymore. Then, I'll take that tour.

  3. Lori McCreary:

    The Producers Guild of America is indebted to Time's Up as a resource in creating our protocols.

  4. James Conigliaro Jr.:

    Forming this Guild is crucial for thousands of drivers who need a stronger voice and gives organized labor an opportunity to shape the new economy in a way that supports and values workers and their families.

  5. Gil Robertson:

    I wish I could tell you (why African Americans were not nominated), especially when they have been recognized by other groups around in the community, and one would think that they would have also received equal recognition from the Academy. Especially when you consider there is a lot of overlap in membership with the professional guild, many of those individuals are also members of the Academy.

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