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Usage statistics for the noun club:

spoken English34.16%written English65.84% imaginative writing28.32%informational writing71.68%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun club:

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The word club is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun club

What does club mean as a name of something?

Club is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: clubs

  1. a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together
    • example: each club played six home games with teams in its own division
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of club: ball club / baseball club / nine
    • more generic term: baseball team = a team that plays baseball
    • member of: baseball league = a league of baseball teams
  2. a formal association of people with similar interests
    • example: he joined a golf club
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of club: gild / guild / lodge / order / social club / society
    • more generic word: association = a formal organization of people or groups of people
    • more specific terms:
      • athenaeum / atheneum = a literary or scientific association for the promotion of learning
      • bookclub = a club that people join in order to buy selected books at reduced prices
      • chapter = a local branch of some fraternity or association
      • chess club = a club of people to play chess
      • country club = a suburban club for recreation and socializing
      • fraternity / frat = a social club for male undergraduates
      • glee club = a club organized to sing together
      • golf club = a club of people to play golf
      • hunt club / hunt = an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport
      • investors club = a club of small investors who buy and sell securities jointly
      • jockey club = a club to promote and regulate horse racing
      • racket club = club for players of racket sports
      • rowing club = a club for rowers
      • slate club = a group of people who save money in a common fund for a specific purpose
      • sorority = a social club for female undergraduates
      • turnverein = a club of tumblers or gymnasts
      • yacht club / boat club = club that promotes and supports yachting and boating
      • service club = a club of professional or business people organized for their coordination and active in public services
    • member: club member = someone who is a member of a club
  3. stout stick that is larger at one end
    • examples: he carried a club in self defense | he felt as if he had been hit with a club
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: stick = an implement consisting of a length of wood
    • more specific terms:
  4. a building that is occupied by a social club
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of club: clubhouse
    • more generic words: building / edifice = a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
    • parts:
  5. golf equipment used by a golfer to hit a golf ball
  6. a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more black trefoils on it
    • examples: he led a small club | clubs were trumps
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic term: playing card = one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
    • member of: minor suit = a suit of inferior scoring value, either diamonds or clubs
  7. a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink
    • example: he played the drums at a jazz club
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of club: cabaret / night club / nightclub / nightspot
    • more generic word: spot = a business establishment for entertainment
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun club


  1. A heavy stick intended for use as a weapon.
  2. An association of members joining together for some common purpose, especially sports or recreation.
  3. An establishment that provides staged entertainment, often with food and drink, such as a nightclub.
  4. A playing card marked with the symbol ♣.
  5. An implement to hit the ball in some ballgames, e.g. golf.
  6. [humorous] Any set of people with a shared characteristic.

Specialised definition of the noun club

Glossary of sports

a stick or bat used in some sports, especially golf, to hit a ball (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

an association of people with a common interest (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

an organisation formed for the pursuit of a sport (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

one of the black suits in a pack of cars, which has a symbol shaped like a leaf with three parts (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / golf

the instrument used to strike the golf ball; its basic components are the grip, the shaft, and the head. Also, an organization or association of golfers

Glossary of sports / soccer

a team that plays in a league

Definition of the verb club

What does club mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: clubbed, clubbing

  1. unite with a common purpose
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: unify / unite = act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
  2. gather and spend time together
  3. strike with a club or a bludgeon
    • example: The fighter managed to club his opponent
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient]Paula hit the ball | Paula spanked the child | Paula swatted the fly
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]Paul kicked the door open | Paula bit the bag open | They spanked him dead
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]The cat clawed the counch to pieces | They spanked him to death
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument]The cat clawed the counch to pieces with her sharp nails | They spanked him to death with a bat
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument]Paula hit the ball with a stick | Paula spanked the child with her right hand | Paula swatted the fly with a dishcloth
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Locative Preposition] [Oblique]Paula spanked the naughty child on the back
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Locative Preposition] [Oblique] with [Instrument]Paula spanked the naught child on the back with a paddle
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, genitive] [Oblique, body part]Paula spanked the naughty child's back

      Verbs of Contact by Impact (with the same syntax): bayonet, belt, biff, birch, bludgeon, bonk, brain, bump, cane, clobber, clout, conk, cosh, crack, crunch, cudgel, cuff, elbow, flagellate, flog, gash, knee, knife, paddle, pummel, slam, sock, spank, stab, strap, thrash, thump, truncheon, wallop, whip, whisk.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of club: bludgeon
    • more generic word: hit = deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
  4. gather into a club-like mass


Club is the brand name for a series of popular Irish carbonated soft drinks produced in Ireland by Britvic Ireland and previously by Cantrell & Cochrane and bottled at their plant in Dublin.

There are other drinks with Club in their name, like Club Soda, Pegu Club, Clover Club Cocktail and Pacific Union Club Punch.


  1. "Club" a.k.a. "Love Hotel" is a 1985 Japanese pink film in Nikkatsu's Roman porno series, directed by Shinji Sōmai and starring Noriko Hayami.
  2. "Club" is a film.
    • country: Canada
    • genre: Horror
    • released in (21 years ago)


  1. "Club" is a musical album of Claude François.
  2. "Club" is a musical album of Para One.
    • released on
  3. "Club" is a musical album of Jaune Toujours.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  4. "Club" is a musical album of Kabul Babà.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  5. "Club" is a composition.
  6. "club" a.k.a. "TraXXX 123 RemiXed": We at Crisher Entertainment couldn't be more thrilled about our new remix album of Clint Crisher songs from The Hot Boys World Volumes 1, 2 3!  Clint may have written, recorded and released the original songs, but the stars of this CD are the DJ's behind these hot remixes.  It's been pure pleasure working with such an exceptional group of people.


  1. Club, is a brand of cigarette distributed by Gallaher tobacco and available only in the United Kingdom. Club comes in a distinct blue packaging with club written on it and a lion's head on the packet. Each cigarette contains 10mg of carbon monoxide, 10mg of tar and 0.8mg of nicotine. Unlike other brands, Club is only available in a King size variety with no lighter or menthol substitutes. Although lights were available at one time, they have since been discontinued. The brand built its popularity using gift coupons enclosed within cigarette packets which could be saved and redeemed at Kensitas Gift Centres in major UK cities.
  2. Club is a record label.


  1. Club: A club is among the simplest of all weapons. A club is essentially a short staff, or stick, usually made of wood, and wielded as a weapon since prehistoric times.
  2. Club a.k.a. Baton: A truncheon or baton is essentially a club of less than arm's length made of wood, rubber, plastic or metal. They are carried for forced compliance and self-defense by law-enforcement officers, correctional staff, security-industry employees and military personnel. Other uses for truncheons and batons include crowd control or the dispersal of belligerent or non-compliant people.
  3. Club a.k.a. Club Brugge KV: Club Brugge Koninklijke Voetbalvereniging, also referred to as just Club Brugge is a football club based in Bruges in Belgium. It was founded in 1891 and is one of the top clubs in Belgium. Its home ground is the Jan Breydel Stadium, which has a capacity of 29,472.
  4. Club is a monthly American pornographic magazine which is a spin-off publication of the United Kingdom's Club International. Club features sexually oriented articles, video reviews, and pictorials that include hardcore pornography, masturbation, dildo usage, and lesbianism.
  5. Club: In zoology, a club is a bony mass at the end of the tail of some dinosaurs and of some mammals, most notably the ankylosaurids and the glyptodonts. It is thought that this was a form of defensive armour or weapon that was used to defend against predators, much in the same way as a thagomizer, possessed by stegosaurids, though at least in glyptodonts it is hypothesized it was used in fighting for mating rights. Among dinosaurs, the club was present mainly in ankylosaurids, although the sauropod Shunosaurus also possessed a tail club. The tail club is most often depicted on Ankylosaurus, especially in encounters with larger predators such as Tyrannosaurus. Whether Ankylosaurus was actually able to swing its tail with enough force to prove unassailable or not however is yet to be proven.
  6. Club a.k.a. .club is an active generic top-level domain delegated to the DNS root zone on January 18, 2014. Domains with the .club designation have been available for general purchase since May 7, 2014. Its founders intend .club to serve as a platform for bringing together groups united around common passions, causes, and interests.
  7. Club as in the thing you use to hit a golf ball.

Phrases with Club

Phrases starting with the word Club:

  1. club car
  2. Club Kid
  3. Club-Hop
  4. club drug
  5. Club Haul
  6. club head
  7. club moss
  8. Club Nine
  9. club soda
  10. club-head
  11. club-moss
  12. Club-Rush

Phrases ending with the word Club:

  1. 4-H Club
  2. Fan Club
  3. Gay Club
  4. Gun Club
  5. ball club
  6. boat club
  7. book club
  8. farm club

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Club

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Google previewCatalogue ... and Announcements (1910)

by University of Minnesota

The Forestry Club is an organization of students in the Minnesota Forest School.

Google previewStudying Fight Club (2014)

by Mark Ramey

Fight Club is the cinematic equivalent of one of the philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche's, last books, Twilight of the Idols: or how to philosophise with a hammer (1888). The film is iconoclastic: its aim is to destroy some of our most cherished ...

Google previewAnnual Register (1910)

by University of Minnesota

The Forestry Club is an organization of students in the Minnesota Forest School.

Google previewEY Tax Guide 2015 (2014)

by Ernst & Young

An investment club is a group of friends, neighbors, business associates, or others who pool limited or stated amounts of funds to invest in stock or other securities. The club may or may not have a written agreement, charter, or bylaws. Usually ...

Google previewNew York State Sales and Use Tax Law and Regulations (2009)

As of January 1, 2009 by Cch State Tax Law Editors

A social club is any club or organization which has a material purpose or activity of maintaining quarters for arranging periodic dances, dinners, meetings, or other functions affording its members an opportunity of congregating for social ...

Google previewThe Chautauquan (1897)

The Lotos Club is the leader in entertainments and Bohemianism that is not crude or vulgar. The Metropolitan is the only club in the city where every member is at least a millionaire, and many members have so many millions that they could ...

Google previewThe Catholic Charities Review ... (1919)

The remarkable part about the club is the spirit that pervades everything and everywhere about it.

Google previewThe Second Wives' Club (2012)

Secrets for Becoming Lovers for Life by Stephen Millian, Lonore Millian

The Second Wives’ Club is the book you’ve been waiting for.

Google previewFired to Hired (2009)

Bouncing Back from Job Loss to Get to Work Right Now by Tory Johnson

A job club is a support group where you can share contacts and job leads, brainstorm for new ideas, and offer muchneeded camaraderie to keep everyone's spirits up. Think about it like a book club, but instead of talking chapters, you're ...

Google previewThe What Makes You Black? Blook

The 101 Club is a complex Blog in the new vernacular. One of the discussions at the 101 Club is “The What Makes You Black” discussion. This is the (102nd) discussion created on this Blog. What you will be reading here is a five-year diary or ...

Google previewComputational Collective Intelligence. Technologies and Applications (2010)

Second International Conference, ICCCI 2010, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, November 10-12, 2010. Proceedings by Jeng-Shyang Pan, Shyi-Ming Chen, Ngoc Thanh Nguyen

An influence club is a group of actors in which any actor has a sufficiently large influence on any other in the group. In the terminology of graph theory, given an undirected and unweighted graph G = (V,E), an influence club is a node subset C ...

Google previewU.S. Army Survival Manual (2011)

by Peter T. Underwood

A simple club is a staff or branch.

Google previewReligious and Philosophical Topics (2009)

by Gary Clifford Gibson

Sam's Club is a raging foreign economic lion seeking to devout domestic competition leading as a serpent fu combatant fancy foot-worked invasions and conquests of the American states with a Judas economy building up global interests and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Indianapolis (1994)

by David J. Bodenhamer, Robert G. Barrows

The city's first country club, the Indianapolis Country Club, was incorporated June 4, 1891, and within a few decades was joined by a half dozen others. The Indianapolis Country Club purchased land near the outskirts of the city, the current ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Hospitality Management 2nd Edition (2012)

by Abraham Pizam

The club industry consists of all private clubs, both equity and non-equity, that provide services and amenities to individuals with similar...

Google previewThe Richard Wright Encyclopedia (2008)

by Jerry W. Ward, Robert J. Butler

BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB The Book-of-the-Month Club was founded in February 1926 by Harry Scherman and Robert K. Haas. The business model was based on the idea of distributing through the mail new books chosen by a panel of ...

Google previewUltimate Hot Rod Dictionary: A-Bombs to Zoomies

by Jeff Breitenstein

clip | COE 193os-Eiu club plaque1 frame, suspension, and braking components ( see FRONT CLIP). 2. v. To replace any complete existing chassis section or portion (most often front) with a more modern, sophisticated, or generally improved ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture [3 volumes] (2008)

Origins, Experiences, and Culture by Carole Elizabeth Boyce Davies

The Mbari Club, which was founded in the Nigerian city of Ibadan in 1961 and, subsequently, in the town of Oshogbo in...

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Usage statistics about club

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun club:

spoken English34.16%written English65.84% imaginative writing28.32%informational writing71.68%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun club:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb club:


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Quotes about Club

No club that wins a pennant once is an outstanding club. One which bunches two pennants is a good club. But a team which can win three in a row really achieves greatness. (John McGraw)
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Scrabble value of C3L1U1B3

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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