What does membership mean?

Definitions for membership
ˈmɛm bərˌʃɪpmem·ber·ship

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. membership, rank(noun)

    the body of members of an organization or group

    "they polled their membership"; "they found dissension in their own ranks"; "he joined the ranks of the unemployed"

  2. membership(noun)

    the state of being a member


  1. membership(Noun)

    The state of being a member of a group or organization.

    He has memberships in clubs in three cities.

  2. membership(Noun)

    The body of members of an organization.

    The memberships of the state chapters elect delegates to the national convention.

  3. membership(Noun)

    The fact of being a member of a set.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Membership(noun)

    the state of being a member

  2. Membership(noun)

    the collective body of members, as of a society

Editors Contribution

  1. membership

    The act and process of being a member.

    Membership of the european union has been granted to other countries to ensure the redistribution of wealth across Europe.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 6, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'membership' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2037

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'membership' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1815

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'membership' in Nouns Frequency: #876

How to pronounce membership?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of membership in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of membership in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of membership in a Sentence

  1. Bradley Horowitz:

    We want to formally retire the notion that a Google+ membership is required for anything at Google … other than using Google+ itself.

  2. Jeffrey Schwartz:

    Theyll play for time, if their defense costs and settlement costs are greater than their membership fees, it could be a death spiral.

  3. Michael Fugleman:

    India is particularly interested because it lacks direct access to Central Asia, and it sees SCO membership as a way to get a better foothold on the region. SCO membership could better position India to benefit from Central Asia's gas riches.

  4. Nick Schwellenbach:

    It's still an industry attempt to influence the committee's makeup and the scientific advice it would ultimately provide. But the attempt likely happened too late after the die had been cast and membership was decided.

  5. Hashim Nzinga:

    The New Black Panther Party is not instructing anyone in any way, shape, form, or fashion, to bring weapons to Cleveland, any person (outside of NBPP) who exercises that 'right', only does so as a personal choice, not by the instructions of the NBPP National Chairman, any of our National staff, or membership.

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