Club vs Merge - What's the difference?

club | merge |

As nouns the difference between club and merge

is that club is club (association of members) while merge is a joining together of two flows.

As a verb merge is

to combine into a whole.




(en noun)
  • A heavy stick intended for use as a weapon or plaything(w).
  • *, chapter=12
  • , title= 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 habitu├ęs, 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Synonyms

    * (weapon) cudgel * (sports association) team


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    Derived terms

    * benefit club * clubbing * clubfoot * clubhouse * club sandwich * golf club * nightclub * on the club


  • to hit with a club.
  • He clubbed the poor dog.
  • To join together to form a group.
  • * Dryden
  • Till grosser atoms, tumbling in the stream / Of fancy, madly met, and clubbed into a dream.
  • (transitive) To combine into a club-shaped mass.
  • a medical condition with clubbing of the fingers and toes
  • To go to nightclubs.
  • We went clubbing in Ibiza.
  • To pay an equal or proportionate share of a common charge or expense.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • The owl, the raven, and the bat / Clubbed for a feather to his hat.
  • To raise, or defray, by a proportional assessment.
  • to club the expense
  • (nautical) To drift in a current with an anchor out.
  • (military) To throw, or allow to fall, into confusion.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1876 , 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 , page=80 , 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.
  • to club exertions
  • (military) To turn the breech of (a musket) uppermost, so as to use it as a club.
  • Anagrams

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  • To combine into a whole.
  • Headquarters merged the operations of the three divisions.
  • * Burke
  • to merge all natural sentiment in inordinate vanity
  • * De Quincey
  • Whig and Tory were merged and swallowed up in the transcendent duties of patriots.
  • To combine into a whole.
  • The two companies merged .
  • To blend gradually into something else.
  • The lanes of traffic ''merged''.
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    Derived terms

    * merger * mergeable * mergeability


    * amalgamate * combine * conflate * fuse * integrate * unite


    * divide * split


    (en noun)
  • A joining together of two flows.
  • There are often accidents at that traffic merge .


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