a heavy stick, usually thicker at one end than at the other, suitable for use as a weapon; a cudgel.
a group of persons organized for a social, literary, athletic, political, or other purpose: They organized a computer club.
the building or rooms occupied by such a group.
an organization that offers its subscribers certain benefits, as discounts, bonuses, or interest, in return for regular purchases or payments: a book club; a record club; a Christmas club.
a stick or bat used to drive a ball in various games, as golf.
a nightclub, especially one in which people dance to popular music, drink, and socialize: Last night we went to all the clubs in town.
a black trefoil-shaped figure on a playing card.
a card bearing such figures.
clubs, (used with a singular or plural verb) the suit so marked: Clubs is trump. Clubs are trump.
a short spar attached to the end of a gaff to allow the clew of a gaff topsail to extend beyond the peak of the gaff.
a short spar attached to the truck of a mast to support the upper part of a club topsail.
to beat with or as with a club.
to gather or form into a clublike mass.
to unite; combine; join together.
to contribute as one's share toward a joint expense; make up by joint contribution (often followed by up or together): They clubbed their dollars together to buy the expensive present.
to defray by proportional shares.
to hold (a rifle, shotgun, etc.) by the barrel, so as to use the stock as a club.
Informal. to go to nightclubs, especially to dance, drink, and socialize: The students at that university go clubbing every Friday night.
to combine or join together, as for a common purpose.
to attend a club or a club's activities.
to gather into a mass.
to contribute to a common fund.
Nautical. to drift in a current with an anchor, usually rigged with a spring, dragging or dangling to reduce speed.
of or relating to a club.
consisting of a combination of foods offered at the price set on the menu: They allow no substitutions on the club luncheon.
- in·ter·club, adjective
- su·per·club, noun
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How to use club in a sentence
She said she understands their concerns about retaliation, “but I’m not going to have people come under my instruction who are trying to destroy me” when it’s optional and a club.School Sports Became ‘Clubs’ Amid the Pandemic – Now Two Coaches Are Out | Ashly McGlone | September 17, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
“Our goal is to minimize exposure and the amount of people on property,” Bedminster’s general manager, David Schutzenhofer, wrote to club members in an email that day.Trump’s businesses charged Secret Service more than $1.1 million, including for rooms in club shuttered for pandemic | David Fahrenthold, Josh Dawsey | September 17, 2020 | Washington Post
Zora Williams was a star student at Lincoln High, involved in countless clubs and applying to prestigious colleges across the country.Morning Report: Lincoln Abruptly Canceled AP Class | Voice of San Diego | September 17, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Individual no-shows from the big names doomed the club’s chances.When It Comes To Playoff Disappointment, The Clippers Are In A League Of Their Own | Chris Herring (email@example.com) | September 16, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
On Sunday, less than 24 hours after the club’s season-ending defeat to the Lakers, coach Mike D’Antoni announced he wouldn’t be coming back next season.Everything Should Be On The Table For The Houston Rockets. Even James Harden’s Future. | Chris Herring (firstname.lastname@example.org) | September 14, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
A running joke inside the tribe is that the group is like that club with a hundred people waiting outside to get in.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement | Charlise Ferguson | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
To my own surprise, last year I started a book club, which includes writers, editors and an agent.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination | Mindy Farabee | December 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So in America, “Havana club” is made by Bacardi in Puerto Rico and can be found in five states.
It all has to do with a Cuban rum called Havana club, which was first manufactured in the 19th century.
Julianne Moore and John Lithgow dance in a half empty club to weird ringtone muzak.High-End Pervs Film Benedict Cumberbatch and Reese Witherspoon Sucking Face | Amy Zimmerman | December 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was Wednesday night; over forty men sat down to the house-dinner at the Pandemonium club.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
In most club card-rooms smoking is not permitted, but at the Pandemonium it is the fashion to smoke everywhere.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
But he forgot the stagnant town, the bald-headed man at the club window, the organ and "The Manola."Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
He kisses the top of her head lightly and goes round to the club fender, where he sits with his back to the fireplace.First Plays | A. A. Milne
He won't let her belong to a club—clubs are all very well for other women, but his wife is not as other women.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for club
a stout stick, usually with one end thicker than the other, esp one used as a weapon
a stick or bat used to strike the ball in various sports, esp golf: See golf club (def. 1)
short for Indian club
a group or association of people with common aims or interests: a wine club
the room, building, or facilities used by such a group
(in combination): clubhouse
a building in which elected, fee-paying members go to meet, dine, read, etc
a commercial establishment in which people can drink and dance; disco: See also nightclub
mainly British an organization, esp in a shop, set up as a means of saving
British an informal word for friendly society
the black trefoil symbol on a playing card
a card with one or more of these symbols or (when pl) the suit of cards so marked
a spar used for extending the clew of a gaff topsail beyond the peak of the gaff
short for club foot (def. 3)
in the club British slang pregnant
on the club British slang away from work due to sickness, esp when receiving sickness benefit
(tr) to beat with or as if with a club
(often foll by together) to gather or become gathered into a group
(often foll by together) to unite or combine (resources, efforts, etc) for a common purpose
(tr) to use (a rifle or similar firearm) as a weapon by holding the barrel and hitting with the butt
(intr) nautical to drift in a current, reducing speed by dragging anchor
- clubbing, noun
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Other Idioms and Phrases with club
see join the club.
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