What does membership mean?

Definitions for membership
ˈmɛm bərˌʃɪpmem·ber·ship

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. membership, ranknoun

    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. membershipnoun

    the state of being a member


  1. membershipnoun

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

    He has memberships in clubs in three cities.

  2. membershipnoun

    The body of members of an organization.

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

  3. membershipnoun

    The fact of being a member of a set.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Membershipnoun

    the state of being a member

  2. Membershipnoun

    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  

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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

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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. Ricky Schroder:

    I’m getting my refund, I’m getting my refund from Costco, i suggest everyone in California get their refund from Costco. Give up your membership to Costco until they remove this.

  2. Sauli Niinistö:

    I have a feeling that Finnish NATO membership is not complete without Sweden.

  3. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky:

    For years we have been hearing about how the door is supposedly open( to NATO membership) but now we hear that we can not enter. And it is true, and it must be acknowledged.

  4. Jeffrey Wright:

    This is a ton of bricks off the backs of our members, our membership is thankful our international leadership got a good contract.

  5. Don Beyer:

    Trump gave power to make decisions at the VA - affecting every US veteran - to three men who are neither government officials nor vets. Their only qualification : membership at Mar-A-Lago, for which they pay Trump.

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    the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
    • A. bash
    • B. downsizing
    • C. nuisance
    • D. perusal

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