There are 2 definitions of club in English:

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Pronunciation: /klʌb
 
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noun

  • 1 [treated as singular or plural] An association dedicated to a particular interest or activity: I belong to a photographic club [as modifier]: the club secretary
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    • She began the year eating lunch alone in the library, and put aside any interest in school clubs and activities.
    • To establish special interest groups and clubs to meet the needs of the young people.
    • The hotel offers free swimming for children and other special discounts on club activities.
  • 1.1The premises used by a particular club: a jazz club a social club
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    • And pubs, clubs and other licensed premises were gearing up for the new era of drinking, with the launch of the new, more flexible licensing laws.
    • After a gourmet meal overlooking the Adriatic, the couple can take a short walk and visit one of the many wine bars, jazz clubs or outdoor theatres the city has to offer.
    • It will make it an offence to light up in a pub, bar, club or restaurant and offenders could be fined.
  • 1.2An organization offering members social amenities, meals, and temporary residence: we had dinner at his club
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    • It could also force change on social clubs and other organisations which insist that male members wear ties.
    • The first members of these clubs were military officers, landowners, and professional and business men.
  • 1.3 [usually with modifier] A commercial organization offering members special benefits: a shopping club
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    • Becoming a member of an investment club would benefit her greatly.
    • There is also the threat of a competition across the area from commercial health and fitness clubs.
    • Car club members pay a monthly subscription and then hire by the hour for less than usual car hire rates.
  • 1.4 [with adjective or noun modifier] A group of people or nations having something in common: the wild man of the movies refused to join the teetotal club
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    • Poland was finally confirmed as one of the new club of European nations.
    • How many nations need to join the nuclear club before we need a newer, nastier Deadliest Weapon In The Universe?
  • 2 [treated as singular or plural] An organization constituted to play matches in a particular sport: a football club
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    • Yes we do have a problem with a minority of fans at away games, but so does every football club in the country.
    • He is a great player and captain for both club and country and that is why I have put him in my dream team.
    • Although he has played some club matches, this will be his initial first-class game.
    Synonyms

verb (clubs, clubbing, clubbed)

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  • 1 (club together) British Combine with others so as to collect a sum of money for a particular purpose: friends and colleagues clubbed together to buy him a present
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    • The scheme encourages residents to club together to raise money to install gates at the entrance of alleyways.
    • Many retailers are giving a discount on six or more bottles, so it also makes economic sense to club together with friends or family.
    • I often encourage them to club together to buy a particular wine if they want to taste it.
    Synonyms
    pool resources, make a kitty, join forces, make a joint contribution, divide/share costs; team up, join up, band together, come together, get together, pull together, collaborate, ally
    informal have a whip-round, chip in
  • 2 informal Go out to nightclubs: she enjoys going clubbing in Oxford
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    • On the weekends she was likely to be hanging out with her friends, going clubbing at a nightclub or to a rock concert.
    • I've always found going clubbing mildly ridiculous, which probably added to the novelty of last night's outing.
    • Her new life, sharing digs with fellow models and going clubbing for the first time in her life, was a shock.

Phrases

in the club (or the pudding club)

British informal Pregnant.
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  • The last I heard of him was that his girlfriend was in the club and they left, leaving us alone again.

join the club

[in imperative] informal Used as an observation that someone else is in a similar difficult situation to oneself: if you’re confused, join the club!
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  • But if you're wondering what the hell I'm stammering about in the final minute, join the club!
  • So you see, when the Prime Minister says he could do with some co-operation, join the club, so could we.

Derivatives

clubber

noun informal
sense 2 of the verb.
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  • They have created a no-go area for traffic around the club to minimise the chances of clubbers being knocked down by cars and to stop illegal taxi touts.
  • Detectives are now keen to trace clubbers from the party.
  • Once this music inspired dance-floor euphoria, whipped crowds of clubbers into arm-waving frenzies.

Origin

early 17th century (as a verb): formed obscurely from club2.

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There are 2 definitions of club in English:

club2

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Pronunciation: /klʌb
 
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noun

  • 2 (clubs) One of the four suits in a conventional pack of playing cards, denoted by a black trefoil.
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    • The card much to her disappointment was the mere four of clubs.
    • The four of clubs is described by some as the Devil's bedstead and is loathed by many players, who claim that no good hand can include this card.
    • In other words, it is of the club suit and outranked by all other clubs.
  • 2.1A card of such a suit.
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    • If the turned up card is a club, then clubs are automatically trump.
    • Since player one now realizes that the other's card is not a club, he turns over all cards that aren't clubs.
    • Suppose its late in the game, and you have a lot of trumps, and 2 medium-to-high ranking clubs.

verb (clubs, clubbing, clubbed)

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  • Beat (a person or animal) with a club or similar implement: the islanders clubbed whales to death
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    • It appears that after Cook was wounded in the back, islanders clubbed him to death.
    • But if the police clubbed this guy to death, I was determined to run into the alley and stop the violence.
    • She recalls seeing a kind looking elderly gentleman being clubbed to death by someone she recognized.
    Synonyms
    cudgel, bludgeon, bash, beat/strike with a stick; hit, strike, beat, beat up, batter, belabour
    informal clout, clobber
    British informal cosh
    informal , • dated baste

Origin

Middle English: from Old Norse clubba, variant of klumba; related to clump.

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