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guild

or gild

[ gild ]

noun

  1. an organization of persons with related interests, goals, etc., especially one formed for mutual aid or protection.
  2. any of various medieval associations, as of merchants or artisans, organized to maintain standards and to protect the interests of its members, and that sometimes constituted a local governing body.
  3. Botany. a group of plants, as parasites, having a similar habit of growth and nutrition.


guild

/ ɡɪld /

noun

  1. an organization, club, or fellowship
  2. (esp in medieval Europe) an association of men sharing the same interests, such as merchants or artisans: formed for mutual aid and protection and to maintain craft standards or pursue some other purpose such as communal worship
  3. ecology a group of plants, such as a group of epiphytes, that share certain habits or characteristics


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Word History and Origins

Origin of guild1

before 1000; Middle English gild ( e ) < Old Norse gildi guild, payment; replacing Old English gegyld guild; akin to German Geld money, Gothic -gild tax

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Word History and Origins

Origin of guild1

C14: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse gjald payment, gildi guild; related to Old English gield offering, Old High German gelt money

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Example Sentences

To achieve master status in these guilds, artists would often paint versions of Luke depicting the Virgin.

Its landscapes, its technology, its people and its fantastical creatures, from the sandworms to the guild navigator, are all primed for visual realization.

From Time

Only 10% of women of color who work in the entertainment industry belong to a union, a guild or a trade organization.

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Dozens of top members from the Times and some guild members from Reuters have begun talking to labor attorney Arthur Schwartz to explore options opposing this increase.

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There’s a lingering perception in America that apprenticeships are the province of construction and building trades, or even medieval guilds like smithing and glass-blowing.

Inside the guild, men in caps and long gowns sit in twos, weaving together in small rooms.

Online he was a guild leader, delivering rousing speeches to fellow gamers.

While The Rock is reportedly a registered Republican, he is also presumably a member of a union—the Screen Actors Guild.

From being a paid-up member of the Drinkers Guild of America?

“We did not help the Germans,” snaps Kent Nadbornik, the chairman of the Finnish Jewish Veterans Guild.

The king's statue was again set up in Guild hall, London, and the states arms taken down.

In order to become a master, a workman had to produce a masterpiece, which was always dedicated to the saint of his guild.

The Collahuayas of Peru were a guild of itinerant quacks and magicians, who never remained permanently in one spot.

I said the Guild of St. Wilfrid—that's our servers' guild, you know—was absolutely in favour of defiance, open defiance.

Made for the Guild of Armourers, from the first day on which it was set up it has been beloved.

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