Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state of being a member.
  • n. The total number of members in a group: an organization with a growing membership.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being a member of a group or organization.
  • n. The body of members of an organization.
  • n. The fact of being a member of a set.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being a member.
  • n. The collective body of members, as of a society.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being a member; the office or position of a member, as of Parliament.
  • n. The members of a body regarded collectively: as, the whole membership of the church.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the body of members of an organization or group
  • n. the state of being a member

Etymologies

From member +‎ -ship. (Wiktionary)

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