I UK [klʌb] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "club":
singular club plural clubs
1) an organization for people who have a common interest in a particular activity or subject

a sailing club

join a club:

I've joined the chess club.

member of a club:

Have you thought about becoming a member of our squash club?

belong to a club:

We both belong to the local tennis club.

a) the place where the members of a club meet

We go to the club at least once a week.

b) the people who belong to a club: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

The whole of the rowing club are invited to their wedding.

2) a team of sports players and the staff who work with them: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

Manchester United football club

a rugby club

a) a place you go to in the evening for entertainment

A new comedy club has opened in Birmingham.

This is an exclusive club for members only.

b) a place you go to in the evening to dance and drink
4) an organization that provides a place where its members, especially men, can go and eat, relax, or stay

a gentleman's club

5) an organization that you join in order to buy something such as books or CDs that are sent to you by post
6) an object used for hitting the ball in golf
7) a thick heavy stick used as a weapon
a) a playing card with a pattern like three black balls on a black stem on it
b) clubs
[plural] the suit (= group) of playing cards that have a pattern like three black balls on a black stem on them. The other suits are diamonds, hearts, and spades

the king of clubs

welcome to/join the clubspoken used for telling someone that you understand an unpleasant situation they are in, because you are in the same situation

"I feel completely let down." "Join the club."

II UK [klʌb] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "club":
present tense I/you/we/they club he/she/it clubs present participle clubbing past tense clubbed past participle clubbed
to hit someone with a heavy object
Phrasal verbs:

English dictionary. 2014.


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