(anthropology) A group of people all descended from a common ancestor, in fact or belief.
A traditional social group of families in the Scottish Highlands having a common hereditary chieftain
Any association of people behaving clannishly.
(video games) A group of players who habitually play on the same team in multiplayer games.
A badger colony.
* Dutch: (l)
* German: (l)
A heavy stick intended for use as a weapon or plaything(w).
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=There were many wooden chairs for the bulk of his visitors, and two wicker armchairs with red cloth cushions for superior people. From the packing-cases had emerged some Indian clubs
#An implement to hit the ball in some ballgames, e.g. golf.
An association of members joining together for some common purpose, especially sports or recreation.
*:At half-past nine on this Saturday evening, the parlour of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors.In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club , or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.
#(lb) The fees associated with belonging to such a club.
#*(rfdate) (Benjamin Franklin):
#*:He can have no right to the benefits of Society, who will not pay his Club towards the Support of it.
A joint charge of expense, or any person's share of it; a contribution to a common fund.
*(w, Roger L'Estrange) (1616-1704)
*:They laid down the club .
*(Samuel Pepys) (1633-1703)
*:We dined at a French house, but paid ten shillings for our part of the club .
An establishment that provides staged entertainment, often with food and drink, such as a nightclub.
A black clover shape (♣), one of the four symbols used to mark the suits of playing cards.
#A playing card marked with such a symbol.
(lb) Any set of people with a shared characteristic.
* (weapon) cudgel
* (sports association) team
* benefit club
* club sandwich
* golf club
* on the club
to hit with a club.
To join together to form a group.
- He clubbed the poor dog.
(transitive) To combine into a club-shaped mass.
- Till grosser atoms, tumbling in the stream / Of fancy, madly met, and clubbed into a dream.
To go to nightclubs.
- a medical condition with clubbing of the fingers and toes
To pay an equal or proportionate share of a common charge or expense.
* Jonathan Swift
- We went clubbing in Ibiza.
To raise, or defray, by a proportional assessment.
- The owl, the raven, and the bat / Clubbed for a feather to his hat.
(nautical) To drift in a current with an anchor out.
(military) To throw, or allow to fall, into confusion.
- to club the expense
, author=Major-General G. E. Voyle and Captain G. De Saint-Clair-Stevenson, F.R.G.S.
, title=A Military Dictionary, Comprising Terms, Scientific and Otherwise, Connected with the Science of War, Third Edition
, publisher=London: William Clowes & Sons
, passage=To club
a battalion implies a temporary inability in the commanding officer to restore any given body of men to their natural front in line or column.
To unite, or contribute, for the accomplishment of a common end.
(military) To turn the breech of (a musket) uppermost, so as to use it as a club.
- to club exertions