What does club mean?

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This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word club.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. baseball club, ball club, club, ninenoun

    a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together

    "each club played six home games with teams in its own division"

  2. club, social club, society, guild, gild, lodge, ordernoun

    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"

  3. clubnoun

    stout stick that is larger at one end

    "he carried a club in self defense"; "he felt as if he had been hit with a club"

  4. clubhouse, clubnoun

    a building that is occupied by a social club

    "the clubhouse needed a new roof"

  5. golf club, golf-club, clubnoun

    golf equipment used by a golfer to hit a golf ball

  6. clubnoun

    a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more black trefoils on it

    "he led a small club"; "clubs were trumps"

  7. cabaret, nightclub, night club, club, nightspotverb

    a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink

    "don't expect a good meal at a cabaret"; "the gossip columnist got his information by visiting nightclubs every night"; "he played the drums at a jazz club"

  8. clubverb

    unite with a common purpose

    "The two men clubbed together"

  9. clubverb

    gather and spend time together

    "They always club together"

  10. club, bludgeonverb

    strike with a club or a bludgeon

  11. clubverb

    gather into a club-like mass

    "club hair"


  1. clubnoun

    A heavy stick intended for use as a weapon.

  2. clubnoun

    An association of members joining together for some common purpose, especially sports or recreation.

  3. clubnoun

    An establishment that provides staged entertainment, often with food and drink, such as a nightclub.

    She was sitting in a jazz club, sipping wine and listening to a bass player's solo.

  4. clubnoun

    A playing card marked with the symbol .

  5. clubnoun

    An implement to hit the ball in some ballgames, e.g. golf.

  6. clubnoun

    Any set of people with a shared characteristic.

  7. clubverb

    to hit with a club.

    He clubbed the poor dog.

  8. clubverb

    to join together to form a group.

  9. clubverb

    To combine into a club-shaped mass.

  10. clubverb

    To go to nightclubs.

  11. Etymology: From clubbe, from klubba, cognate with Old High German kolbo and German Kolbe

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CLUBnoun

    Etymology: clwppa, Welsh; kluppel, Dutch.

    He strove his combred club to quit
    Out of the earth. Edmund Spenser, Fairy Queen, b. i. cant. 8.

    As he pulled off his helmet, a butcher slew him with the stroak of a club. John Hayward.

    Arm’d with a knotty club another came. John Dryden, Æn.

    The clubs black tyrant first her victim died,
    Spite of his haughty mien and barb’rous pride. Alexander Pope.

    Stephen Skinner.

    A fuddling couple sold ale: their humour was to drink drunk, upon their own liquor: they laid down their club, and this they called forcing a trade. Roger L'Estrange.

    What right has any man to meet in factious clubs to vilify the government? John Dryden, Medal. Dedication.

    He’s bound to vouch them for his own,
    Tho’ got b’ implicite generation,
    And general club of all the nation. Hudibras, p. ii. cant. 1.

  2. To Clubverb

    To pay to a common reckoning.

    Plums and directors, Shylock and his wife,
    Will club their testers now to take your life. Alexander Pope, Horace.

    Fibres being distinct, and impregnated by distinct spirits, how should they club their particular informations into a common idea. Jeremy Collier, on Thought.

  3. To Clubverb

    Etymology: from the noun.

    ’Till grosser atoms, tumbling in the stream
    Of fancy, madly met, and club’d into a dream. Dryden.

    Every part of the body seems to club and contribute to the seed, else why should parents, born blind or deaf, sometimes generate children with the same imperfections. John Ray.

    Let sugar, wine, and cream together club,
    To make that gentle viand, syllabub. King.

    The owl, the raven, and the bat,
    Club’d for a feather to his hat. Jonathan Swift.


  1. club

    A club is a group or organization formed by individuals who share a common interest, goal, or activity. It is typically structured with a defined membership, regular meetings or activities, and often has a set of rules or guidelines that members must adhere to. Clubs can vary widely in their purpose, ranging from recreational or social clubs, such as sports clubs or book clubs, to professional or academic clubs focused on specific subject areas or industries.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clubnoun

    a heavy staff of wood, usually tapering, and wielded the hand; a weapon; a cudgel

  2. Clubnoun

    any card of the suit of cards having a figure like the trefoil or clover leaf. (pl.) The suit of cards having such figure

  3. Clubnoun

    an association of persons for the promotion of some common object, as literature, science, politics, good fellowship, etc.; esp. an association supported by equal assessments or contributions of the members

  4. Clubnoun

    a joint charge of expense, or any person's share of it; a contribution to a common fund

  5. Clubverb

    to beat with a club

  6. Clubverb

    to throw, or allow to fall, into confusion

  7. Clubverb

    to unite, or contribute, for the accomplishment of a common end; as, to club exertions

  8. Clubverb

    to raise, or defray, by a proportional assesment; as, to club the expense

  9. Clubverb

    to form a club; to combine for the promotion of some common object; to unite

  10. Clubverb

    to pay on equal or proportionate share of a common charge or expense; to pay for something by contribution

  11. Clubverb

    to drift in a current with an anchor out

  12. Etymology: [Cf. Icel. klubba, klumba, club, klumbufir a clubfoot, SW. klubba club, Dan. klump lump, klub a club, G. klumpen clump, kolben club, and E. clump.]


  1. Club

    A club is an association of two or more people united by a common interest or goal. A service club, for example, exists for voluntary or charitable activities; there are clubs devoted to hobbies and sports, social activities clubs, political and religious clubs, and so forth.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Club

    klub, n. a heavy tapering stick, knobby or massy at one end, used to strike with: a cudgel: a bat used in certain games: an instrument for playing golf, variously with wooden heads, iron heads, and wooden heads with brass soles: a bunch; one of the four suits of cards: a combination: a clique, set: an association of persons for the joint study of literature, politics, &c., or for social ends: an association of persons who possess a building as a common resort for the members: a club-house, or the house occupied by a club.—v.t. to beat with a club: to gather into a bunch: to combine: to throw soldiers into confusion.—v.i. to join together for some common end: to combine together: to share in a common expense.—adjs. Club′bable, sociable; Clubbed, like a club.—n. Club′bing, beating: combination: a disease in some plants.—adj. Club′bish, given to clubs.—ns. Club′bism, the club system; Club′bist, Club′-foot, a deformed foot.—adj. Club′-foot′ed.—n. Club′-grass, a species of grass having a club-shaped articulation.—v.t. Club′-haul, (naut.), to tack by dropping the lee anchor and slipping the cable.—adj. Club′head′ed, having a thick head.—ns. Club′-house, a house for the accommodation of a club; Club′-law, government by violence; Club′-man, one who carries a club: a member of a club; Club′-mas′ter, the manager of, or purveyor for, a club; Club′-moss, one of the four genera of Lycopodiaceæ; Club′-room, the room in which a club meets; Club′-rush, a plant of many varieties of the genus Scripus or rush.—n.pl. Clubs (see Clumps). [Ice. and Sw. klubba; same root as Clump.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Club

    An organized group of people for a specific purpose.

    The local boys and girls club were very grateful for their support.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 3, 2020  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Club

    From the German kleben, to adhere, cleave to, associate.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'club' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #575

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'club' in Written Corpus Frequency: #888

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'club' in Nouns Frequency: #179

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of club in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of club in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of club in a Sentence

  1. Jeffrey Lowe:

    For women, there are fewer women partners than male partners at these law firms, so fewer mentorship opportunities for people who are like them, women will also tell you, notwithstanding the strides I think have been made in society, there is still a sense that the old boy's club can still be hard to crack. If you're not part of it, you're missing out on the opportunity to inherit clients that a male partner might be able to.

  2. Hero Hector Guadalupe '':

    Six days out of the week, I'm literally at every corporate health club... filling out applications, nobody was calling me back... and I knew why : because of my past... But I didn't give up.

  3. Michael Bradley:

    I feel so attached to the city of Toronto, the club, the team. I love it here and I am really proud of what we've been able to do over the past six years.

  4. Said Trump:

    My whole life is about winning, i always win. I win at golf. I'm a club champion many times at different clubs. I win at golf. I can sink the three-footer on the 18th hole when others can't. My whole life is about winning. I don't lose often. I almost never lose.

  5. Gabi Conti:

    It was a cattle call.I was found at a club in LA, other contestants were found through casting services, they didn’t do a background check to my knowledge.We were there six hours, and they didn’t even give us lunch.

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