American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A stout heavy stick, usually thicker at one end, suitable for use as a weapon; a cudgel.
- n. Sports An implement used in some games to drive a ball, especially a stick with a protruding head used in golf.
- n. Games A black figure shaped like a trefoil or clover leaf on certain playing cards.
- n. Games A playing card with this figure.
- n. Games The suit of cards represented by this figure.
- n. A group of people organized for a common purpose, especially a group that meets regularly: a garden club.
- n. The building, room, or other facility used for the meetings of an organized group.
- n. Sports An athletic team or organization.
- n. A nightclub.
- v. To strike or beat with or as if with a club.
- v. To use (a firearm) as a club by holding the barrel and hitting with the butt end.
- v. To gather or combine (hair, for example) into a clublike mass.
- v. To contribute to a joint or common purpose.
- v. To join or combine for a common purpose; form a club.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stick or piece of wood suitable for being wielded in the hand as a weapon; a thick, heavy stick used as a weapon; a cudgel.
- n. In the games of golf and shinty, a staff with a crooked and heavy head for driving the ball. See golf-club, 1.
- n. A round solid mass; a clump; a knot.
- n. A playing-card that is marked with trefoils in the plural, the suit so marked.
- n. In entomology, a suddenly broadened outer portion of an antenna, formed by two, three, or more enlarged terminal joints, as in most weevils. See cut under clavate.
- n. In fungi of the family Clavariei, the claviform receptacle or one of its branches.
- n. A small spar to which the foot of a gaff-topsail or the clue of a staysail or jib is bent to make the sail set to the best advantage.
- To beat with a club.
- To convert into a club; use as a club: as, to club a musket (by taking hold of the barrel and striking with the butt).
- To unite, as the hair, in a solid mass or knot resembling a club.
- Milit., to demoralize or confuse by a blunder in tactical manœuvers: as, to club a battalion.
- n. A company of persons organized to meet for social intercourse, or for the promotion of some common object, as literature, science, politics, etc. Admission to the membership of clubs is commonly by ballot. Clubs are now an important feature of social life in all large cities, many of them occupying large buildings containing meeting-rooms, libraries, restaurants, etc.
- n. A club-house.
- n. The united expenses of a company; joint charge; mess account.
- n. The contribution of an individual to a joint charge.
- To combine or join together, as a number of individuals, for a common purpose; form a club: as, to club together to form a library.
- Specifically, to contribute to a common fund; combine to raise money for a certain purpose.
- To be united in producing a certain effect; combine into a whole.
- To unite; add together by contribution; combine.
- To divide into an average amount for each individual concerned: as, to club the expense of an entertainment.
- Nautical, to drift down a current with an anchor dragging on the bottom.
- n. The expanded end of the tentacular arms in decacerous cephalopods.
- n. A heavy stick intended for use as a weapon.
- n. An association of members joining together for some common purpose, especially sports or recreation.
- n. archaic The fees associated with belonging to such a club.
- n. An establishment that provides staged entertainment, often with food and drink, such as a nightclub.
- n. A black clover shape (♣), one of the four symbols used to mark the suits of playing cards.
- n. A playing card marked with such a symbol.
- n. An implement to hit the ball in some ballgames, e.g. golf.
- n. humorous Any set of people with a shared characteristic.
- v. transitive to hit with a club.
- v. intransitive To join together to form a group.
- v. intransitive, transitive To combine into a club-shaped mass.
- v. intransitive To go to nightclubs.
- v. intransitive To pay an equal or proportionate share of a common charge or expense.
- v. nautical To drift in a current with an anchor out.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A heavy staff of wood, usually tapering, and wielded with the hand; a weapon; a cudgel.
- n. Any card of the suit of cards having a figure like the trefoil or clover leaf. (pl.) The suit of cards having such figure.
- n. 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.
- n. A joint charge of expense, or any person's share of it; a contribution to a common fund.
- v. To beat with a club.
- v. (Mil.) To throw, or allow to fall, into confusion.
- v. To unite, or contribute, for the accomplishment of a common end.
- v. To raise, or defray, by a proportional assesment.
- v. To form a club; to combine for the promotion of some common object; to unite.
- v. To pay on equal or proportionate share of a common charge or expense; to pay for something by contribution.
- v. (Naut.) To drift in a current with an anchor out.
- v. gather into a club-like mass
- n. golf equipment used by a golfer to hit a golf ball
- v. gather and spend time together
- n. a formal association of people with similar interests
- n. a building that is occupied by a social club
- n. a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more black trefoils on it
- n. a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink
- v. unite with a common purpose
- v. strike with a club or a bludgeon
- n. stout stick that is larger at one end
- n. a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together
- From Middle English clubbe, from Old Norse klubba ("cudgel"), cognate with Old High German kolbo ("club") and German Kolbe ("club") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old Norse klubba. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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