An alteration of (etyl
), from the first component of (etyl
A very pungent aromatic spice, the unexpanded flower bud of the clove tree.
), native to the Moluccas (Indonesian islands), which produces the spice.
(label) An old English measure of weight, containing 7 pounds (3.2 kg), i.e. half a stone.
* 1843 , The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge p. 202.
* 1866 , James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England , Volume 1, p. 169:
- Seven pounds make a clove', 2 '''cloves''' a stone, 2 stone a tod 6 1/2 tods a wey, 2 weys a sack, 12 sacks a last. The 'Pathway' points out the etymology of the word '''cloves ; it calls them ' ''claves'' or ''nails .' It is to be observed here that a sack is 13 tods, and a tod 28 pounds, so that the sack is 364 pounds.
- By a statute of 9 Hen. VI. it was ordained that the wey of cheese should contain 32 cloves of 7 lbs. each, i.e. 224 lbs., or 2 cwts.
* (clove camphor)
* (clove gillyflower)
* clove pink
From (etyl), from (etyl) (m), cognate with , hence with the verbal etymology hereafter
Any one of the separate bulbs that make up the larger bulb of garlic
(label) A narrow valley with steep sides, used in areas of North America first settled by the Dutch
* Mainly used in proper names, such as (Kaaterskill Clove) .
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