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"


  1. guild(Noun)

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

  2. Origin: 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

  2. Guild(verb)

    a guildhall

  3. Guild(verb)

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

  4. Origin: [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.]


  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

How to pronounce Guild?

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How to say Guild in sign language?

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  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. Steven Spielberg:

    She got a SAG [ Screen Actors Guild ] card because of it.

  2. Joseph Welch:

    Senator, may we not drop this? We know he belonged to the Lawyer's Guild.

  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. James Stewart:

    Well, Ronald Reagan [ Reagan ] had a successful start as governor of California and before that, he was president of the Screen Actors Guild, i ’m trying to think of an example of a politician who tried acting and lasted. Ca n’t off-hand. Maybe they’re all actors ? But no, I never wanted to become a politician.

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