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English noun: club

1. club (group) a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together


SamplesEach club played six home games with teams in its own division.


Synonymsball club, baseball club, nine


Broader (hypernym)baseball team


Member meronymbaseball league

2. club (group) a formal association of people with similar interests


SamplesHe joined a golf club.
They formed a small lunch society.
Men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today.


Synonymsgild, guild, lodge, order, social club, society


Broader (hypernym)association


Narrower (hyponym)athenaeum, atheneum, boat club, bookclub, chapter, chess club, country club, frat, fraternity, glee club, golf club, hunt, hunt club, investors club, jockey club, racket club, rowing club, service club, slate club, sorority, turnverein, yacht club


Member holonymclub member

3. club (artifact) stout stick that is larger at one end


SamplesHe carried a club in self defense.
He felt as if he had been hit with a club.


Broader (hypernym)stick


Narrower (hyponym)bat, baton, billy, billy club, billystick, bludgeon, cudgel, Indian club, knobkerrie, knobkerry, lathee, lathi, nightstick, truncheon

4. club (artifact) a building that is occupied by a social club


SamplesThe clubhouse needed a new roof.


Synonymsclubhouse


Broader (hypernym)building, edifice


Part holonymclubroom, reading room

5. club (artifact) golf equipment used by a golfer to hit a golf ball


Synonymsgolf club, golf-club


Broader (hypernym)golf equipment


Narrower (hyponym)iron, wood


Part holonymclub head, club-head, clubhead, golf-club head

6. club (artifact) a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more black trefoils on it


SamplesHe led a small club.
Clubs were trumps.


Broader (hypernym)playing card


Member meronymminor suit

7. club (artifact) a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink


SamplesDon't expect a good meal at a cabaret.
The gossip columnist got his information by visiting nightclubs every night.
He played the drums at a jazz club.


Synonymscabaret, night club, nightclub, nightspot


Broader (hypernym)spot


Narrower (hyponym)dive, honkytonk, supper club


English verb: club

1. club (social) unite with a common purpose


SamplesThe two men clubbed together.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)unify, unite

2. club (social) gather and spend time together


SamplesThey always club together.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)assemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet

3. club (contact) strike with a club or a bludgeon


ExamplesThe fighter managed to club his opponent


Synonymsbludgeon


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)hit

4. club (contact) gather into a club-like mass


SamplesClub hair.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)collect, garner, gather, pull together









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