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.


  1. membership

    Membership refers to the state of belonging to or being part of a group or an organization as a member. It implies affiliated status either as an individual or collectively, often involving a subscription, acceptance of terms or conditions, participating in activities, or having a specific role in the group. Membership can apply to a variety of contexts, such as clubs, societies, associations, online platforms, or even contractual agreements.

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. Salil Shetty:

    While the Human Rights Council is by no means perfect and its membership is frequently under scrutiny, it remains an important force for accountability and justice.

  2. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    Don't vote for someone just because they're a part of a certain party. There have been many great leaders from the main parties, and their greatness has been based on their abilities/skills, their knowledge, their experience and their intellectual prowess. Don't let their title or party membership sway you. Look for someone who is capable, competent and responsible, who is willing to put people before power.

  3. Rick Garlick:

    While passengers often choose airlines based on price, convenient scheduling, or loyalty program membership, about one-in-five choose airlines based on specific things they like about the brand such as customer service, in-flight entertainment, or more comfortable seating.

  4. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:

    There are a few Western countries that want to maintain the crisis in Ukraine and to maintain and boost the confrontation between Ukraine and Russia, including through provocative efforts toward membership in the Atlantic alliance, the very idea of Ukraine's efforts to join NATO are dangerous, not only for Ukrainian people, because there is no unity over that issue, it is dangerous for European security.

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    We expect viewing to decline and membership growth to decelerate as home confinement ends.

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