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Guild vs. Club

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Guildnoun

A group or association mainly of tradespeople made up of merchants, craftspeople, or artisans for mutual aid, particularly in the Middle Ages.

Clubnoun

A heavy stick intended for use as a weapon or playthingWp.

Guildnoun

A corporation.

Clubnoun

An implement to hit the ball in certain ball games, such as golf.

Guildnoun

(ecology) A group of diverse species that share common characteristics or habits.

Clubnoun

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

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Guildnoun

(video games) An organized group of players who regularly play together in a multiplayer game.

Clubnoun

(archaic) The fees associated with belonging to such a club.

Guildnoun

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.

Clubnoun

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

Guildnoun

A guildhall.

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.’;

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Guildnoun

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

Clubnoun

A black clover shape (♣), one of the four symbols used to mark the suits of playing cards.

Guildnoun

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’;

Clubnoun

A playing card marked with such a symbol.

‘I've got only one club in my hand.’;

Guildnoun

a medieval association of craftsmen or merchants, often having considerable power.

Clubnoun

(humorous) Any set of people with a shared characteristic.

‘You also hate Night Court?’; ‘Join the club.’; ‘Michael stood you up?’; ‘Welcome to the club.’;

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Guildnoun

an association of people for mutual aid or the pursuit of a common goal.

Clubnoun

A club sandwich.

Guildnoun

a group of species that have similar requirements and play a similar role within a community.

Clubnoun

The slice of bread in the middle of a club sandwich.

Guild

A guild is an association of artisans and merchants who oversee the practice of their craft/trade in a particular area. The earliest types of guild formed as organizations of tradesmen, belonging to: a professional association, a trade union, a cartel, and/or a secret society.

Clubverb

(transitive) to hit with a club.

‘He clubbed the poor dog.’;

Clubverb

(intransitive) To join together to form a group.

Clubverb

To combine into a club-shaped mass.

‘a medical condition with clubbing of the fingers and toes’;

Clubverb

(intransitive) To go to nightclubs.

‘We went clubbing in Ibiza.’; ‘When I was younger, I used to go clubbing almost every night.’;

Clubverb

(intransitive) To pay an equal or proportionate share of a common charge or expense.

Clubverb

(transitive) To raise, or defray, by a proportional assessment.

‘to club the expense’;

Clubverb

(nautical) To drift in a current with an anchor out.

Clubverb

(military) To throw, or allow to fall, into confusion.

Clubverb

(transitive) To unite, or contribute, for the accomplishment of a common end.

‘to club exertions’;

Clubverb

To turn the breech of (a musket) uppermost, so as to use it as a club.

Clubnoun

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

‘But make you ready your stiff bats and clubs;Rome and her rats are at the point of battle.’;

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.

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.

‘They talkedAt wine, in clubs, of art, of politics.’; ‘He [Goldsmith] was one of the nine original members of that celebrated fraternity which has sometimes been called the Literary Club, but which has always disclaimed that epithet, and still glories in the simple name of the Club.’;

Clubnoun

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

‘They laid down the club.’; ‘We dined at a French house, but paid ten shillings for our part of the club.’;

Clubverb

To beat with a club.

Clubverb

To throw, or allow to fall, into confusion.

‘To club a battalion implies a temporary inability in the commanding officer to restore any given body of men to their natural front in line or column.’;

Clubverb

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

Clubverb

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

Clubverb

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

‘Till grosser atoms, tumbling in the streamOf fancy, madly met, and clubbed into a dream.’;

Clubverb

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

‘The owl, the raven, and the bat,Clubbed for a feather to his hat.’;

Clubverb

To drift in a current with an anchor out.

Clubnoun

a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together;

‘each club played six home games with teams in its own division’;

Clubnoun

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’;

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’;

Clubnoun

a building occupied by a club;

‘the clubhouse needed a new roof’;

Clubnoun

golf equipment used by a golfer to hit a golf ball

Clubnoun

a playing card in the minor suit of clubs (having one or more black trefoils on it);

‘he led a small club’; ‘clubs were trumps’;

Clubnoun

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’;

Clubverb

unite with a common purpose;

‘The two men clubbed together’;

Clubverb

gather and spend time together;

‘They always club together’;

Clubverb

strike with a club or a bludgeon

Clubnoun

an association dedicated to a particular interest or activity

‘I belong to a photographic club’; ‘the club secretary’;

Clubnoun

the premises used by a particular club

‘a social club’; ‘a jazz club’;

Clubnoun

an organization offering members social amenities, meals, and temporary residence

‘we had dinner at his club’;

Clubnoun

a commercial organization offering members special benefits

‘a shopping club’;

Clubnoun

a group of people or nations having something in common

‘the wild man of the movies refused to join the teetotal club’;

Clubnoun

an organization constituted to play matches in a particular sport

‘a football club’;

Clubnoun

a nightclub playing fashionable dance music

‘the club scene’;

Clubnoun

a heavy stick with a thick end, used as a weapon

‘they beat him with a wooden club’;

Clubnoun

short for golf club

Clubnoun

one of the four suits in a conventional pack of playing cards, denoted by a black trefoil.

Clubnoun

a card of such a suit.

Clubverb

combine with others so as to collect a sum of money for a particular purpose

‘friends and colleagues clubbed together to buy him a present’;

Clubverb

go out to nightclubs

‘she enjoys going clubbing in Oxford’;

Clubverb

beat (a person or animal) with a club or similar implement

‘the islanders clubbed whales to death’;

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