A club is a group of people who share an interest, whether it's playing chess or hiding out in a tree house together.

You might join a club if you love to play golf or discuss books with a friendly bunch of people. This kind of club is a formal group — another type is simply a big, heavy stick, or a long metal one used for hitting a golf ball. You can even use it as a verb: "Don't club that snake! Just move it over to the field." The root word is the Old Norse klubba, or "cudgel, club."

Definitions of club
  1. noun
    a formal association of people with similar interests
    “he joined a golf club
    synonyms: gild, guild, lodge, order, social club, society
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    athenaeum, atheneum
    a literary or scientific association for the promotion of learning
    a club that people join in order to buy selected books at reduced prices
    a local branch of some fraternity or association
    chess club
    a club of people to play chess
    country club
    a suburban club for recreation and socializing
    frat, fraternity
    a social club for male undergraduates
    glee club
    a club organized to sing together
    golf club
    a club of people to play golf
    hunt, hunt club
    an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport
    investors club
    a club of small investors who buy and sell securities jointly
    jockey club
    a club to promote and regulate horse racing
    racket club
    club for players of racket sports
    rowing club
    a club for rowers
    slate club
    a group of people who save money in a common fund for a specific purpose (usually distributed at Christmas)
    a social club for female undergraduates
    a club of tumblers or gymnasts
    boat club, yacht club
    club that promotes and supports yachting and boating
    service club
    a club of professional or business people organized for their coordination and active in public services
    tennis club
    a club of people to play tennis
    International Association of Lions clubs, Lions Club
    club dedicated to promoting responsible citizenship and good government and community and national and international welfare
    Rotary Club, Rotary International
    a group of businessmen in a town organized as a service club and to promote world peace
    type of:
    a formal organization of people or groups of people
  2. noun
    a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together
    “each club played six home games with teams in its own division”
    synonyms: ball club, baseball club, nine
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    baseball team
    a team that plays baseball
  3. noun
    a building that is occupied by a social club
    synonyms: clubhouse
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    building, edifice
    a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
  4. noun
    a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink
    “he played the drums at a jazz club
    synonyms: cabaret, night club, nightclub, nightspot
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    dive, honkytonk
    a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall
    supper club
    usually a small luxurious nightclub
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    a business establishment for entertainment
  5. verb
    unite with a common purpose
    “The two men clubbed together”
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    unify, unite
    act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
  6. verb
    gather and spend time together
    “They always club together”
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    assemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet
    collect in one place
  7. noun
    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
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    a club used for hitting a ball in various games
    a club used as a weapon
    a club that is used as a weapon
    Indian club
    a bottle-shaped club used in exercises
    knobkerrie, knobkerry
    a short wooden club with a heavy knob on one end; used by aborigines in southern Africa
    lathee, lathi
    club consisting of a heavy stick (often bamboo) bound with iron; used by police in India
    baton, billy, billy club, billystick, nightstick, truncheon
    a short stout club used primarily by police officers
    a heavy war club, typically with a spiked metal head
    baseball bat, lumber
    an implement used in baseball by the batter
    a cudgel used to give someone a beating on the soles of the feet
    blackjack, cosh, sap
    a piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people
    small wooden bat with a flat surface; used for hitting balls in various games
    shillalah, shillelagh
    a cudgel made of hardwood (usually oak or blackthorn)
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    an implement consisting of a length of wood
  8. noun
    golf equipment used by a golfer to hit a golf ball
    synonyms: golf club, golf-club
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    a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head
    a golf club with a long shaft used to hit long shots; originally made with a wooden head
    (formerly) a golfing wood with a face more elevated that a driver but less than a spoon
    driver, number one wood
    a golf club (a wood) with a near vertical face that is used for hitting long shots from the tee
    driving iron, one iron
    (golf) the long iron with the most nearly vertical face
    long iron
    an iron with a long shaft and a steep face; for hitting long low shots
    five iron, mashie
    middle-distance iron
    mashie niblick, seven iron
    iron with a lofted face for hitting high shots to the green
    metal wood
    golf wood with a metal head instead of the traditional wooden head
    midiron, two iron
    long iron with a nearly vertical face
    niblick, nine iron
    an iron with considerable loft
    putter, putting iron
    the iron normally used on the putting green
    short iron
    an iron with a short shaft and pitched face; for hitting short high shots
    formerly a golfing wood with an elevated face
    (golf) an iron with considerable loft and a broad sole
    type of:
    golf equipment
    sports equipment used in playing golf
  9. verb
    strike with a club or a bludgeon
    synonyms: bludgeon
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    deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
  10. verb
    gather into a club-like mass
    club hair”
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    collect, garner, gather, pull together
    assemble or get together
  11. noun
    a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more black trefoils on it
    “he led a small club
    clubs were trumps”
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    playing card
    one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
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